Other Subjects taught in School:
Personal, Social and Health Education
- We follow the Primary Srtategy Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum. Progression is achieved through a balanced curriculum, relevant to the age and maturity of the child.
- We believe that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
- We aim to provide for the spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of the child, and to prepare him/her for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
- The school seeks to extend the scope of the curriculum by inviting professional colleagues and specialist adults such as the school nurse, dentist, doctor, sports coach and police officer to talk to the children about health education.
The Governors acknowledge that the issues of human sexuality are an important part of life. They accept that the ultimate responsibility for the sex education of children lies with their parents, but believe that the school has a complementary role to play.
There is no separate, formal sex education in Wylam First School, but the importance of caring family relationships, respect for themselves and others, and personal hygiene are all incorporated into the broad approach of first school education.
As in all subjects, direct questions from individual children would always be answered at a factually correct and appropriate level for their maturity. Contributions from all areas of the curriculum would be used to encourage responsible behaviour, growth of character and independence, in preparation for their future lives.