PSHE, RSE & Citizenship
PSHE is Personal, Social, Health & Economic education. This subject helps students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, sexuality and sexual health.
Citizenship provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society.
How we deliver PSHE, RSE & Citizenship:
We teach PSHE, RSE and Citizenship in three main ways:
- Through morning Tutor Time. Each morning students have 30 minutes of Tutor Time. Tutors teach topics that are appropriate for mixed age groups (Years 7-10). Students develop their own opinions and understanding of complex and engaging topics through debate and discussion.
- Assemblies look at important topics and often work alongside the weekly topics delivered during morning Tutor Time.
- Wellbeing and Community Mornings take place across four half-terms. During these mornings, we teach students age-specific and age-appropriate PSHE, RSE and Citizenship topics in their year groups.
Our Lead for PSHE, RSE and Citizenship and the Student Wellbeing & Diversity Coordinator plan the curriculum. The sessions are then delivered by a variety of members of staff and, where necessary, training is given to staff in advance to ensure that all are comfortable and confident with potentially challenging topics. Topics are sometimes supported by external providers when their expertise is required.
What our students study:
Please look through this policy document to see a detailed list of the topics covered in our PSHE, RSE & Citizenship curriculum.
This area of the curriculum does not lead to formal qualifications.