Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSHE)
From September 2020 ALL secondary schools in England will be required to teach young people about Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). The new guidance also includes a change to parents right to withdraw young people from RSE, please see more here: RSE Secondary Schools Guide For Parents
Tutor time programme
Once a week, each year group receives a tutor led PSHE session. These cover the topics ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’ and ‘Living in the Wider World’. These give opportunity for learning, discussion and asking and answering questions.
Term 3: Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) Resilience training programme (Mental Health)
Year 9, 10, 11, 12 .13: These year groups receive RSHE during Extended Learning Days. This is delivered by the trained RSHE team of staff. They also receive sessions on Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Health and Internet Safety.
ELD programme for 2020-21 Our ELDs were adapted in the past academic year. Please see below for the sessions that pupils received. As we move into 2021-22 we plan to cover similar concepts in a slightly different format and hope to be able to invite external companies and visitors to enrich the PSHE curriculum. Watch this space!
ELD 1: (Virtual) Thursday 4th March
Yr7: Conflict Resolution Introduction & Mental Health, Aspirations and Careers.
Yr 9: Illegal drugs.
Yr 11: Mental Health, Aspirations and Careers.
Yr 12: Mental Health, Aspirations and Careers.
Yr 13: Mental Health, Aspirations and Careers.
ELD 2: Tuesday 22nd June
Yr 7: Part 1 Conflict Resolution & a session on stereotypes.
Yr 8: Part 1 Conflict Resolution / Racism football and the Euros / Refugees.
Yr 9: Part 1 Relationships. Part 2 Relationships, including unhealthy relationships and ‘Spiralling’ – a video around domestic abuse.
Yr 10: Racism football and the Euros / What is politics / What is Sex? Contraception and STIs
ELD 3: 21st July
Yr 7: Conflict Resolution.
Yr 8: Conflict Resolution.
Yr 9 - Racism football and the Euros / What is politics.
Yr 10 - Illegal drugs.
Other events and sessions that support the delivery of our PSHE curriculum include watching plays, having workshops including from Sexplain.org.uk, covering consent, sexual harrassment, and the impact of the media on relationships.
During 2020-21 Various Assemblies have and will be delivered virtually including: World AIDs Day, E-Safety, Anti-Bullying, Mental Health, Period Poverty.
Support Sites and Resources for Parents and Carers
Relationships and Sex Education, including puberty: Family Planning Association - great resources and information for parents, including books and leaflets to begin conversations with your young people:
When children can talk to their parents about sex and relationships, they're more ready for puberty, understand more about relationships, and are less likely to do things just because their friends are.
Where to get help Places that can help you with your sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, including trusted places to help you if you've experienced sexual assault.
Puberty is when a child's body begins to develop and change as they become an adult. Girls develop breasts and start their periods. Boys develop a deeper voice and facial hair will start to appear. The average age for girls to begin puberty is 11, while for boys the average age is 12.
Young people who identify as LGBTQ+
We know that for many young people and adults, understanding about gender, sexuality and LGBT+ identities can be confusing. But fear not, help is at hand. In this section, you’ll find a wealth of resources for young people, youth workers, teachers, health workers, etc. There’s lots of information, produced by The Proud Trust, and other trusted organisations, all here to help.
FFLAG supports parents and carers of young people who identify as LGBT:
There are a number of online resources out there for pupils who are struggling with their mental health. This website is a part of the mental health charity ‘Mind’ and has information about a range of conditions.
Self-Harm and Self-Injury. Self-harm is an umbrella term that includes a variety of behaviours that damage, or cause harm to a person. Self-injury falls under the umbrella of self-harm, and is a direct behaviour that causes injury and damage to one’s body.