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Great playing after only a few lesson!
Friday 30th November – Mufti Day!!! We are holding this event in aid of the Brackley Round Table Santa Float. Children are invited to wear mufti on this day to assist fund raising efforts for the new float. Please bring in £1 to take part.
A huge thanks to everyone for all of your contributions to @BBCCiN on Friday. All of your efforts have helped us to raise an incredible £1455 for Children in Need! A special thanks you to Mrs Castle and School Council for all of their hard work.
We are very pleased to have the individual and sibling school photos back from The School Photography Company. Please ensure that your completed order and money are returned to us by Friday 23rd November.
🎅🎅🎅 Last few spaces left to see Santa when he visits Bracken Leas! (Don’t worry if you’ve lost the form we just need £5 per child in an envelope, with the names and ages/ classes of the children).🎅🎅🎅
🎅 There are still spaces to visit Santa 🎅 on Dec 14th, organised by @FriendsOfBLeas. If you’ve not returned your slip it’s not too late- we will accept them for the next couple of days until we reach our limit x
4 The Aviary are having a wonderful afternoon coding.
Our bring and buy sale for @BBCCiN has begun!
Thanks to everyone for supporting our @BBCCiN bake sale this morning. Everyone enjoyed a cake and there was even an opportunity for seconds!
Don’t forget to send in your entry next week. Closing date is Friday 23rd Nov.
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Physical, social and health (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education and the National Curriculum states that all schools should teach PSHE as part of good practice.

At Bracken Leas, PSHE is taught discretely, through the use of the SEAL resources. Assemblies are also based on these and other themes. The SEAL resources used in school, as well as whole school and key stage assemblies, equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.

Bracken Leas also uses PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

This aspect of the curriculum is supported within Bracken Leas in many ways. We have a school council, House system with house captains and Eco Reps. In addition, Twice per year a ‘student voice’ survey is carried out within school to allow children to express their feelings on their learning, subjects and friendship issues. These results are analysed and feedback given to staff and pupils in order to try and address any issues that arise, or to improve on current successes.

Sex & Relationships Education

Sex and Relationships Education is best discussed in the context of a happy home with loving parents. We recognise that not all parents are comfortable with this and some may find it difficult to fully answer their children’s questions about sexual matters.

With this in mind we teach children about:

  • the physical development of their bodies as they grow into adults;
  • the way humans reproduce;
  • respect for their own bodies and the importance of sexual activity as part of a committed, long-term, and loving relationship;
  • the importance of family life;
  • moral questions;
  • relationship issues;
  • respect for the views of other people;

These are tackled with an increasing degree of age appropriate detail.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of the sex education programme that we teach in our school. If a parent wishes their child to be withdrawn from sex education lessons, they should discuss this with the headteacher, and make it clear which aspects of the programme they do not wish their child to participate in. The school always complies with the wishes of parents in this regard.