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From September 2020 Relationships and Sex Education alongside Health Education will 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.
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.
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.
External agencies – Challenge UK, Empower UK, The Zone, and the NSPCC.
PSHE Association. The Zone.