The personal development of pupils and the establishment of healthy attitudes of mind are important features of the primary years, and the aim of the school is to foster caring relationships between the adults and the children, and among the children themselves. The aims of Religious Education and the Programme of Study are those set out in the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The school assembly and Religious Education lessons provide excellent opportunities to think together about worthwhile values and the spiritual and cultural heritage within which the children are growing up. They help to develop in the children a sense of personal responsibility, understanding and tolerance of others and a positive attitude towards playing a full part in the life of the school community. If parents wish to withdraw their child from Religious Education they should contact the Headteacher.
In Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) children are helped to gain an understanding of their own physical and emotional development, to reflect on the benefits of positive relationships and to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Sex Education is taught in line with the School Policy which has been agreed by parents and school governors. If any formal aspect of human reproduction is to be covered, parents will be requested to complete a permission slip and they will be offered an opportunity to view any material that will be used in such lessons.