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Relationships and Sex Education alongside Health Education have become statutory in both Primary and Secondary maintained schools.

The department for Education believe that, 'Todays 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.

PHSE & RHSE Information Documents

PHSE Programme Questionaires:

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Parents & Carers



What Will I Study?

Tor Bridge strives for young people to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives for now and in the future, dealing with any of life’s challenges.

PSHE, RSHE will develop the qualities, knowledge and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members, friends and ambitious members of society.

Building and nurturing, collaboration, courage, aspiration, uniqueness, embracing difference and kindness.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.

They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

In our school, we choose to deliver Personal, Social, Health Education (including Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. PSHE enables students to develop skills in analysis, critical thinking and creativity. The skills developed in the PSHE classroom are widely applicable across the curriculum, whilst also providing students with the tools to succeed in further education, careers, and a rapidly changing world.

Students experience a range of activities and develop their understanding of the core topics that may arise in an individual personal development.

Students will look at a number of elements ranging from personal physiological, social and psychological development to risks taking behavior and building positive relationships.

Following 3 core themes of Health and wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education and Living in the Wider World to broaden the students experience.

Alongside teacher delivery, we work alongside external agencies such as Empower UK, The Zone and the NSPCC to utilize their experiences and expertise in key issues that our students have, are and may face in the future.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Core themes within lessons enable students to access key theoretical information.  Students are assessed through written and discussion based deliberate practice tasks such as scenario-based work that will allow students to demonstrate their understanding and encourage them to make choices. Formal assessments at the end of each block of work along with a mixture of individual and whole class feedback will occur throughout students PSHE lessons.

Other PHSE Experiences

External agencies – Challenge UK, Empower UK, The Zone, and the NSPCC.


Our school is committed to giving students a well-balanced, broad RSHE programme which strives for young people to acquire the knowledge and understanding they need to manage their lives whilst keeping themselves safe. As part of a whole school approach RSHE develops the qualities and information pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members, friends and members of society, mirroring our core values of aspiration, courage, collaboration, inclusion and ambition.

Tutorial Programme

As part of their KS4 provision all students in year 10 will follow a PSHE specific tutorial programme.

This will be delivered by tutors and will take place once a week during morning tutorial time.

The tutorial provision has been planned and created with student needs in mind. It covers a broad range of topics including themes from –

· Living in the wider world

· Relationships and Sex Education

· Health Education.

The aim of the tutor programme is to provide a consistent and coherent personal education that is relevant to the key stage / age of the students who will find themselves navigating new personal challenges.

The content and topics from KS 3 will be looked at in more analytical detail and sessions will be discussion and scenario-based. Students will use new knowledge to articulate responses and opinions when found in new or tricky situations.

Extraction programme

The extraction programme will run in year 10, this is where we have identified a need for a PSHE / RSHE programme that builds on practical knowledge and experience. Students will be extracted in groups of approximately 4 from timetabled lessons to attend vital RSHE sessions over the course of the year.

RSHE / PSHE is taught by confident staff who are equipped to deal with the subject matter with expert invited visitors to enhance and supplement the programme where appropriate. Students learning will be based on medically accurate information, so that pupils can learn about their physical, mental health and sexual and reproductive health in ways that are appropriate to their age and maturity. Also learning about the law, distinguishing between fact and fiction.

Refreshing – focus on practical learning

Year 10 extraction topics.

  1. Intimate and sexual relationships including sexual health

The law, consent delay, STI’s, contraception and condom demonstration /   task using appropriate educational resources.

  1. Peer on peer relationships and sexual harassment

Peer on   peer abuse, recognising healthy and unhealthy behaviours within our personal   relationships, questioning how we should behave towards others and what we   should or should not accept both in the physical and online world.

  1. Cancer – testicle and breast checking

Students   gain information on breast, cervical and testicular cancers. They will learn   about treatments such as chemo and the effects of these and be able to   explain the importance of regular self-examination using Health ED models to   self-examine correctly and find lumps.

  1. Basic  first aid.

Students will gain knowledge of basic treatment for common injuries such as lifesaving skills, CPR and the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be needed.

Culture and Values – GCSE syllabus

Strands of the subject will also be taught through the GCSE Cultures and Values syllabus that each student will study throughout KS4

Topics taken from PSHE and RSHE scheme directly

Cultures and values PSHE topics – Over years 10 and 11.

· Discrimination and equality act

· How does the law treat young offenders

· Is sending aid the answer

· Abusive relationships

· Who are the LGBT community

· Contraception


· Hate crimes

· Gangs and county lines

· How does the criminal justice system work?

· Why do people become extremists

· Forced and arranged marriages

· Same sex relationships

· Sexism and gender prejudice.

· Divorce and marriage

· When does life begin

· Marriage

· Divorce and marriage

· The nature and purpose of family’s

· Abortion

· Euthanasia.


Through the Post 16 Tutorial programme and outside professional workshop, students will learn about –

· Self-Concept- Successfully managing transitional life phases and strategies to manage self-esteem and body image

· Mental health and wellbeing - Recognising changes in mental health, how to maintain positive mental health and recognise the signs of common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders in themselves and each other. To know how to access help or who to ask for referrals and attend mental health workshops

· Healthy lifestyles - Personal health and wellbeing, learning how to access reliable sources of information and how to register for health services. Managing risk and personal safety and how to stay safe in the real and online world. Gaining knowledge on drugs, alcohol and tobacco, the consequences and effects and the dangers of drink and drug driving

· Sexual Health. Contraception, STIs, pregnancy and parenthood and how to take responsibility for their sexual health

· Relationships- To understand different types of relationships and to recognise, respect and challenge unhealthy relationships. To understand consent and the right to withdraw consent at any time

· Living in the wider world.Making ambitious, yet realistic, choices. Understanding the next steps and gaining skills for the job market. Employment rights and responsibilities and financial choices through the young money course

· County Lines presentation

· Rob Walker talk on resilience

· Plymouth options workshops

· Live well presentations.


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