“Preparing students for current and future challenges in life”
As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.
A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.
It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.
Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.
Our aim for students by the time they leave us
To shape the minds and bodies of our students in the context of the local community, taking into consideration their ethnicity and faith/non-faith, whilst broadening their knowledge about skills for life.
Giving students a survival kit to tackle the many challenges they face currently and will do as adults and to use the knowledge gained in PSHE to help themselves and others
To create responsible confident citizens ready to face the future
To equip students to make informed, balanced life choices
To be aware of all the organizations that can support them if they struggle through signposting in lessons that mirror the school’s policy
To be part of the community cohesion process
Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education
The new curriculum will be compulsory from September 2020. Schools should start teaching from that date if they meet the statutory requirements. If they are not ready, or are unable to meet the requirements, they should begin teaching by at least the start of the summer term 2021.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE): Secondary
The aim of RSE is to give young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships. It should enable them to know what a healthy relationship looks like and what makes a good friend, a good colleague and a successful marriage or other type of committed relationship. It should also cover contraception, developing intimate relationships and resisting pressure to have sex (and not applying pressure). It should teach what acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in relationships is. This will help pupils understand the positive effects that good relationships have on their mental wellbeing, identify when relationships are not right and understand how such situations can be managed.
Secretary of State Foreword
“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way”
This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools.
Right to be excused from sex education (commonly referred to as the right to withdraw)
Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE. Before granting any such request the head teacher will discuss the request with parents and, as appropriate, with the child to ensure that their wishes are understood and to clarify the nature and purpose of the curriculum.
Statutory guidance links
Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education
RSE Withdrawal Form
|Miss D Lombard||Co-ordinator - email@example.com|
|Mr S Thatcher||Deputy Headteacher|
|Mrs C Goodyear||Assistant Headteacher|
|Miss H Mehar||PSHE Teacher|
|Ms P Malhotra||PSHE Teacher|
|Ms S Ranu||PSHE Teacher|