Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE)/ Citizenship

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RHSE) 

RSHE is an essential part of the whole school curriculum and is seen as an important component in the life of each student. It is delivered to each year group (Years 7-11) through the RSHE lesson programme.  Students will have one lesson per week throughout the academic year.  During these lessons they will follow the Jigsaw schemes of work.  For more details please follow this link to the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Policy
 
Relationships and Sex education is part of the RSHE programme.  At KS3 this deals with the biological study of human reproduction from conception to birth and parent care. The physical and emotional changes associated with growing up and relationships are considered and contraception is dealt with simply and openly.  At KS4 Sex Education is developed with reference to relationships, aspects of health and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.   Inevitably, some aspects of Sex Education will be met in other subject areas such as Science, English and Religious Education.
 
Great importance is placed upon responsibility, understanding and sensitivity to others.  In line with Department for Education guidelines, we are careful to provide correct information and dispel myths in accordance with the professional discretion of the teacher.
 

CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship is taught as part of the Curriculum in all Key Stages.  It gives students the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels and encourages students to play a helpful part in the life of their school, neighbourhood, community and the wider world. 

 

Citizenship also teaches students about Britain’s economy and democratic institutions and values. It encourages respect for different nationalities, religions and ethnic identities, and develops students’ ability to reflect on issues and take part in discussions. 

 

Students will gain Citizenship Education from their day to day curriculum.  In addition to this, drop down days will be regularly held to focus on Citizenship Education.  Where relevant to national events, students will also participate in whole school elections.