Fairway Infant School


At Fairway, our PSHE/RSHE curriculum is designed around the West Sussex Education for Safeguarding framework. The four cornerstones are:


1. Relationships, Sex & Health Education

This element should equip our pupils with the characteristics of positive relationships, friendships, family relationships, relationships with other children and with adults, identity, diversity and feeling safe.


2. Physical Health & Well-Being

The fundamental building blocks across all age phases include the benefits and importance of exercise, nutrition, sleep, hygiene, healthier lifestyles, substances, health prevention, emergencies and keeping safe and taking risks.


3. Digital and Media Literacy

It is important that in modern Britain, young people grow up having been taught the skills and knowledge to be able to navigate ever changing digital technology and explore the positive contributions the internet creates, whilst also ensuring that they are critical thinkers, can recognise risk and develop effective strategies for staying safe online.


4. Emotional Health & Well-Being

Emotional Health and Well-Being is about learning the characteristics of positive mental health and wellness, and exploring how pupils can best maintain these. Teaching ways to recognise challenges to emotional health and helping pupils develop strategies to cope is of paramount importance.


At Fairway we will ensure that, ‘all of the compulsory subject content must be age appropriate and developmentally appropriate’ and ‘must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents, while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need of the law’. (DfE guiding principles)

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