Relationship and Health Education
At Bramber Primary School we really value RHE (Relationship and health education). It is a subject through which our pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered RHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our whole school planning for RHE education is adapted from the West Sussex Education for Safeguarding (E4S) documentation. It aims to develop aspects such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into four core themes: Relationships Education, Digital and Media Literacy, Emotional Health and Wellbeing and Physical Health and Wellbeing.
RHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.
By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective RHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.
This is why we, at Bramber Primary School invest a lot of time and effort in this area of our pupils’ education.