At West Earlham Junior School our goal is to prepare our students to be well-rounded individuals who are confident of their place in the world. Our intent is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of how to keep themselves healthy and the skills and knowledge to help them have a wide range of positive relationships. We want our students to build their resilience, self-esteem and empathy and help them understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. We want our children to learn how to keep themselves safe both in face to face and online relationships and to know about and respect  the wide variety of positive relationships within the diversity of the community.

We will do this through:

  • A curriculum which promotes tolerance and celebrates the growing diversity of the local and wider community,
  • Regular, well-sequenced lessons and assemblies which discuss self-worth and expose the children to others viewpoints, cultures, feelings and wishes,
  • Promoting and celebrating our school values and British Values throughout the curriculum,
  • Teaching our students to recognise and build healthy relationships in a range of circumstances both on and offline,
  • Teaching our students about how to keep themselves safe in a range of circumstances,
  • Recognising what we need to do in order to be and stay healthy emotionally and physically,
  • Supporting children to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in a safe way,
  • Teaching children how to ask for help and support if they feel unsafe or unwell,
  • Planning tailored lessons to understand how our bodies work, grow and change as we get older.

By the end of Key Stage Two, students will:

  • Know that they are in charge of their actions and that their actions have both positive and negative consequences to themselves and others,
  • Have the understanding and skills necessary to support them to make safe choices as they move into puberty and adolescence,
  • Understand that some relationships, scenarios and situations can be unsafe for themselves and others,
  • Have self-worth and a voice,
  • Have the tools they need to make healthy and safe choices,
  • Know where, when and how to seek help if they have a problem, are unwell or feel unsafe,
  • Know how to maintain a healthy, balanced and safe relationships,
  • Understand consent in a range of situations.

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West Earlham Junior School
Scarnell Road, Norwich NR5 8HT

Telephone: 01603 454569

Headteacher: Mrs Catrin Parry-Jones
School Business Manager: Mrs Beverley Savage