As part of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer at Dartford Primary Academy, we have a commitment to promote fundamental British values as part of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.
Children that come to Dartford Primary Academy will learn about British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Our primary school promotes health in its widest sense; attending to the physical, social and psychological development of its pupils and the maintenance of good health for all pupils and staff. As part of this it is considered that the development of the emotions and self-esteem is central to its aims and a key element of this is a carefully considered and constructed Sex and Relationship Education Policy for all children in the school’s care. Sex and Relationship Education is taught as part of the PSHE and Science curriculum – and will therefore be part of the teaching programme in all key stages.
In the context of this, the school Sex and Relationship Policy aims to:
From September 2020, Primary Schools will be statutorily required to teach Relationship Education.
Children will learn about subjects including families, friendships, relationships and being safe, including characteristics of healthy family life. This covers varieties in family life, and how to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, the rules and principles for keeping safe online, and appropriate boundaries in peer friendships. At DPA, we feel it is crucial that we consult parents about what will be taught in SRE under the new framework and will be developing plans for this consultation to take place throughout the year.
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.Ofsted
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.Ofsted
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.Ofsted