PSHE & RSHE
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (P.S.H.E) & Relationship, Sex & Health Education (R.S.H.E)
At Underwood West Academy, we teach PSHE and RSHE as subjects through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It is an integral part of our school ethos and is woven in to all we do in order to prepare our children for the future. These skills and attributes will help our children to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. They will help our children to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. They will also encourage our children to develop responsibility in their home life, the community and the wider world.
We are using a whole school scheme of learning accredited by the PSHE Association where children are engaged in active and participatory activities, which concentrates on 8 key strands:
- Mental Health and Emotional Well-being
- Keeping Safe and Managing Risks
- Identity, Society and Equality
- Physical Health and Well-being
- Careers, Financial Capability and Economic Well-being
- Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
- Relationship, Sex & Health Education (parents/carers can opt out their child from the sex education element)
Since September 2020, Relationship & Health Education (RHE) has become compulsory in Primary schools and Relationship, Sex & Health Education (RSHE) compulsory in Secondary schools.
The DfE have committed to retain parents’ rights to withdraw their child from Sex Education within RSHE (other than Sex Education in the National Curriculum as part of science), but not from Relationships Education at Primary.
The Relationship Core theme also crosses over into PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education) through the areas of Health & Wellbeing (including Mental Health) and Living in the Wider World (including Diversity, Stereotyping, Discrimination).
Children will learn how to become valued citizens and leave Underwood West Academy ready to embrace the secondary PSHE and RSHE curriculum.