PSHE & RSE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic & Relationships and Sexual Education )

Staff

Miss C Crisell - Head of PSHE

Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic curriculum is designed to prepare pupils for life in Britain today. The aim is to provide pupils with the key skills required to help them become resilient, confident and knowledgeable young people, whilst developing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. By beginning to give pupils these high-quality key skills, we are able to make sure that they are prepared for life beyond Redbridge. These skills are designed to be developed as they progress through the school.  Within our PSHE curriculum, pupils also learn Religious Education, learning how different religions view each of the topics studied in PSHE.

The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE). These changes came into effect from September 2020 and as a school we are complying with the updated requirements. The new RSE guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, will give young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being. This guidance informs part of our school’s PSHE education programme which is taught by tutors during the extended tutor times and assemblies. Where possible experts are invited into school to facilitate the delivery of these sessions. Aspects of RSE are delivered in Science during KS3 and KS4. This deals with human reproduction and contraception and is delivered in accordance to National Curriculum guidelines.

For further information please contact Miss C Crisell - Head of PSHE - ccrisell@redbridgeschool.co.uk