In Birmingham community cohesion means working towards a society in which strong and positive relationships flourish and continue to be developed in schools, the workplace and wider community.

This is achieved through our shared values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance and mutual respect for people. The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on us to have due regard to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.

To achieve this, every child in Birmingham should have the best opportunity to go as far as they can in life and education is the key to that success. This is our commitment to equip children and young people to be happy, talented, confident and ambitious citizens of Birmingham and of the world.

ALL children in Birmingham will experience a broad and balanced curriculum enabling them to grow and learn in an environment without prejudice or inequality. It will prepare them for adult life by:

  • enabling them to play an active role in their school and community

  • experiencing a culturally rich and diverse life

  • developing and benefitting from a range of positive relationships

The curriculum will:

  • promote children’s engagement in learning through enquiry-led approaches that develop skills, dispositions and attitudes to learning

  • equip children for their futures in a rapidly changing world recognising the importance of technology, science, languages and communication for dialogue and understanding between different groups

  • value, celebrate and build on children’s religious and cultural heritage and develop a sense of identity, honouring the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

  • promote the fundamental shared values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

  • help children develop an understanding of all faiths and none, and participate in the celebration of different religious events in understanding and accepting differences

  • develop children holistically: their intellectual, practical, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional capacities

  • ensure an understanding of protected characteristics of the Equality Act and how through diversity they can be celebrated

  • develop children to take the lead, accepting responsibility for their behaviour, to show initiative and compassion for others, to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the lives of those living and working in their local, national and global communities

 

THE BIRMINGHAM APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS AND HEALTH EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

At school, all children and young people will be given the opportunity to learn the benefits of physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles, by participating in high quality personal, social and health education including sex and relationships education. Opportunities will be provided for children to explore their talents and abilities through:

  • developing an appreciation of the arts

  • taking part in a wide range of physical activities, sports and games

  • developing a sense of self in a non-judgemental, mutually supportive environment

  • experiencing music and its intrinsic value for enjoyment and self-expression through performing, singing and the playing of instruments

  • experiencing social, moral, spiritual and cultural education that broadens children’s awareness and understanding of the world and their place within it

  • independent careers advice that inspires and motivates them to fulfil their potential

The Chad Vale Approach

We have worked incredibly hard over the last 20 years to create an atmosphere of safety and trust between children, parents and teachers. Our ethos is one where everyone is included at Chad Vale. Our School Code was published over 6 years ago and is displayed prominently throughout our school. 

To support and develop the children's understanding of healthy relationships we use the Birmingham scheme of work for Relationships and Health Education. The lessons were created over a number of months and in conjunction with faith leaders across the city. Several schools were asked to trial the materials, and Chad Vale was one of the schools who successfully trialled the Y6 learning materials. Feedback from the trials was then shared and the final lesson plans created. 

The lesson plans

Each year group has it's own set of lesson plans, which can be downloaded and viewed from the links below.. Each year group has around 6 lessons, and the teachers will decide whether to deliver all of these within a week, or spread them out across a half term. 

 

We will inform you a couple of of weeks before we plan to teach these lessons so that you can look at the materials and ask any questions. There will also be a drop-in parent session (currently using Teams) for any further discussion of the plans before we teach them in each year group. 

Please click here to send us your question.

You can download and view the lesson plans below:

Reception Lesson Plans

Year 1 Lesson Plans

Year 2 Lesson Plans

Year 3 Lesson Plans

Year 4 Lesson Plans

Year 5 Lesson Plans

Year 6 Lesson Plans

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Personal and Social Education (PSE) and Relationships Education