We aim to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. They can also enable schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society.
Equality is not always about treating everyone the same – it is about treating people in such a way that the outcome for each pupil can be the same.
Tolerance is to understand that not everybody is the same and have the willingness to accept this.
Honesty is being truthful and open at an age appropriate level, that allows pupils to learn and understand.
Support is to work together with schools and family to provide guidance and care for children and young people.
Respect is valuing each person as an individual of importance, as well as the beliefs of their family and community,
Empower is to equip people with knowledge to keep them safe, healthy and happy.
Sensitivity is having an awareness of the feelings of others and responding accordingly.
Trust is ensuring children and young people have a safe space to learn and discus.
Empathy is the ability to identify and understand the feelings of others and offer them support.