Across all Key Stages, our Relationship, Social, Health, and Economic (RSHE) education programme aims to develop the personal wellbeing of our learners.
The curriculum helps young people to embrace change, develop resilience, confidence and self-esteem, feel positive about who they are and ultimately enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives; it equips our learners to become the best that they can be. This is achieved by supporting learners to recognise and manage risk; to make well-informed and effective decisions; to take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours; to actively participate in positive learning; to identify career choices; and to achieve economic wellbeing.
giving them the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in today’s society
Lessons are often discussion based and allow the learners the opportunity to develop their understanding of the topics, form opinions and challenge their own preconceptions in a safe environment. We also explore the complex and conflicting range of values and attitudes present within the wider world, giving them the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in today’s society. We provide our learners with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Our RSHE curriculum is wide and varied. It consists of three strands which each cover a variety of topics:
- Health and Wellbeing – this includes healthy lifestyles, drug and alcohol awareness, mental health and well-being, staying safe (physically, emotionally and mentally), sleep and personal hygiene.
- Living in the Wider World – this includes topics such as financial education, careers, developing skills and aspirations, equality of opportunity in life choices, digital literacy and online safety, and the impact of Fair Trade.
- Relationships – in this strand, topics include diversity, prejudice, discrimination (in all of its forms), bullying, healthy relationships, families and parenting responsibilities, relationship and sex education, friendship, love and romance and challenging extremism.
RSHE is provided within the framework of statutory guidelines, safeguarding and school policies, and the content of each lesson is age-specific and tailored to meet the needs of each class. By providing a RSHE curriculum that is accessible to all of our learners, each of them will come to know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both now and as an adult in the future.