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Our school is committed to providing all students with a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes good behaviour  and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The provision of a comprehensive, developmental PSHE education programme is central to our school’s approach.

Our PSHE education programme recognises that children will bring prior learning and real life experiences to their learning. We provide PSHE education through a spiral programme that gradually expands and enriches key concepts, increases knowledge, deepens understanding and rehearses and develops key skills through a thematic approach.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our PSHE programme for the Early Years is delivered in accordance with Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Personal, Social and Emotional Development is a prime area of learning and comprises three aspects: Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour.

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

Our PSHE programme for the rest of the school follows the PSHE Association’s Education Programme of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2 and is based on three ‘core themes’: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

Sex and Relationships Education forms part of the PSHE programme and the Science programme. In Years 5 and 6, lessons relating to puberty, sex and relationships are taught. In the event that a parent objects to the content of a specific lesson, alternative work is provided for the relevant pupil.


Children do not pass or fail within this area, but have the opportunity to reflect on their own learning and personal experiences and to set personal goals and agree strategies to reach them. The process of assessment has a positive impact on young people’s self-awareness and self-esteem and there are opportunities to record learning and progress in different ways, including self-assessment, peer-assessment and teacher-assessment.


Our PSHE curriculum is just one part of what the school does to help students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding they need to fulfil their potential. In addition to the timetabled lesson, class teachers are free to dedicate more curriculum time to a specific issue or area. The whole school takes part in anti-bullying week each year, we have a School Council that informs our whole school approach to PSHE and the whole school meets for assembly twice a week.

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Run For Us - Friday 13th May

I am pleased to inform you that The Roche School will be holding its annual Cross Country event on Friday 13 th May 2016 in Wandsworth Park. The arrangement this year, however, will be a little different since I would like to try out a format which has worked well for me in previous years. What is a 6 hour Run for Us event? The event will start at 9am and will run until 3pm. The rules are simple: every class will have at least one member from their class (or a representative such as a parent) on the track at all times of the day. The children will be scheduled for 30-minute slots where they can run, walk or skip around the course aiming to complete as many laps as they possible. Classes will also have the chance to come and run as a whole class during the day. The main aim of this event, as in previous years, is for the children to raise as much money through sponsorship as possible. All the money raised will go towards our school charity, Doctors Without Borders UK or to Vulindlela Guardians - the chosen charity of St Mary’s Church in Putney. Sponsorship: A sponsorship form is on the rear of this letter. Once sponsorship money is collected please return it to your class teacher. Sports prefects will also be collecting for the charity on the day. There are two ways of getting sponsorship! The first is an amount per lap that your child completes, EG £1.00 per lap. Every child will have a run card attached to them during the day. Every time they come through the starting line, their run card will be stamped by an adult. This will be the evidence to show those who sponsor per lap as the children will not be able to collect the money from these sponsors until after the day. The second way is a set amount for the whole day/taking part, EG £30.00 total. Parents are more than welcome to come and join in and run a lap or two in support of the children. A copy of your child’s class run roster will be sent home so you know what time they will be running. On the day itself, the children may come to school in sporting kit. This could be the school sports kit but we will allow other team kits (Chelsea football kit/rugby tops/ weekend sport kit, karate kit etc... anything to do with sports). Please remember that they still need to be able to run the course so trainers are essential. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. Kind regards Mr Pete Clark Deputy Head of Sport

Finishing Times - 23rd March 2016

Please see Parents Page for details of finishing times.

Parent Survey - Please respond

In order to receive parent views on the school, we have produced an online survey. We would be grateful if as many parents as possible could complete it. Further details will come home with your child. The information will be analysed by the senior management team and will inform the school development plan. Thank you for your time on this. Kind regards Jonny Gilbert Deputy Head Teacher The Roche School