At Hutton we believe that emotional wellbeing is an essential element in a child’s development. Our most recent SIAMS report said that “The school creates a welcoming, safe, vibrant, happy and creative Christian community in which children can thrive academically, spiritually and personally”.
Our PSHE curriculum allows for children to take part in group discussions, circle times, role play, problem solving and reflective moments to develop themselves as individuals and as members of their communities.
Currently, SRE education is specifically offered to pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 (Y5 covering the changes during Puberty and Y6 covering Sexual Intercourse). Under the provisions of the 1993 Education Act, parents can exercise their right to withdraw their child from all or part of the Sex Education Programme which is outside any compulsory elements of the National Curriculum. Parents are fully briefed about the contents of the programme and are given prior viewing of any DVDs and resources that are used. SRE content covering all year groups from Year 1 – 6, will be implemented during terms 5 and 6.
Each year, Year 6 pupils have an opportunity to take part in an Educational Visit to the Life Skills Centre in Bristol where they participate in different scenarios related to everyday life. We also enhance the curriculum across the school with visitors such as the PCSO and fire service.
Children in Y1 and Y5 enjoy taking part in the Young Leaders Award each year. This is part of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust programme and has strong links to SMSC, PSHE, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS. It is wonderful to see the children rising to the challenge and taking action to ‘be the change you want to see’. Over recent years the children have raised money for various causes, including local homeless charities and new playground equipment for the village.