Personal, Social and Health Education
We recognise that children of Drighlington will one day become adult members of the community. We aim to teach good values and an understanding of the contribution they can make in the future. Children are taught how to co-operate, support and intervene when others need help. Through an extensive and carefully planned curriculum, they develop an awareness of a healthy, happy and prosperous lifestyle. Health education is part of the curriculum and includes family life education, safety, substance use and misuses, healthy living and sex education.
Local community Police liaison officers, our school nurse and other agencies play an important part in informing pupils about health and safety issues. The school nurse visits regularly to check eyes, height and weight and the audiologist, dentist and school doctor also do health checks. We also work closely with other specialists such as those in Social Care, Speech Therapy and Educational psychology.
Sex education (relevant to children's age) is taught as part of the children’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). We believe we should answer children’s questions carefully, being aware of their conceptual development. Children’s questions are dealt with honestly and sensitively within the context of a safe school setting and loving and family relationships. We are respectful of parent’s wishes and views and parents can exempt their children from sex education.