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RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX EDUCATION WITH PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH AND ECONOMICS

 

KEY STAGE 1-2

During key stages 1 and 2, R/PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. R/PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

The programme of study is based on three core themes:

CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The topics covered in Core Theme 1 are:

  • Healthy lifestyles (physical wellbeing)
  • Mental Health
  • Ourselves, growing and changing
  • Keeping safe
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS

The topics covered in Core Theme 2 are:

  • Families and close positive relationships
  • Friendships
  • Managing hurtful behaviour and bullying
  • Safe relationships
  • Respecting self and others
CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD

The topics covered in Core Theme 3 are:

  • Shared responsibilities
  • Communities
  • Media literacy and digital resilience
  • Economic wellbeing: Money
  • Economic wellbeing: Aspirations, work and career

 

KEY STAGE 3-4

At key stage 3, students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. R/PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media.

At key stage 4, students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during key stage 3. R/PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

The programme of study is based on three core themes:

CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The topics covered in Core Theme 1 are:

  • Self-concept
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Health-related decisions
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Managing risk and personal safety
  • Puberty and sexual health
  • Sexual health and fertility
CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS

The topics covered in Core Theme 2 are:

  • Positive relationships
  • Relationship values
  • Forming and maintaining respectful relationships
  • Consent • Contraception and parenthood
  • Social Influences
CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD

The topics covered in Core Theme 3 are:

  • Learning skills
  • Choices and Pathways
  • Work and career
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Financial choices
  • Media literacy and digital resilience

 

KEY STAGE 5

By the end of key stage 5, many young people will leave home for the first time and live independently, possibly in distant locations. There is a balance throughout this Programme of Study between preparing students to manage their current lives and laying the foundations for managing future experiences. As students progress through the key stages, this balance shifts towards teaching related to young people’s current experiences.  This key stage represents the last opportunity to ensure that students have the knowledge and understanding, skills, strategies and attributes they need for independent living and the next stage in their education or career. The programme of study is based on three core themes:

CORE THEME 1: HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The topics covered in Core Theme 1 are:

  • Self-concept
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Healthy lifestyles • Managing risk and personal safety
  • Sexual Health
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
CORE THEME 2: RELATIONSHIPS

The topics covered in Core Theme 2 are:

  • Relationship values
  • Forming and maintaining respectful relationships
  • Consent
  • Contraception and parenthood
  • Bullying, abuse and discrimination
CORE THEME 3: LIVING IN THE WIDER WORLD

The topics covered in Core Theme 3 are:

  • Choices and Pathways
  • Work and career
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Financial choices
  • Media literacy and digital resilience

 

For further information, please contact:

Curriculum Lead: Jane Lias (email: J.Lias@maidenerleghtrust.org)

Primary Lead: Sue Walker (email: S.Walker@maidenerleghtrust.org)

KS3 Lead: Courtney Leluan-Bird (email: c.leluan-bird@maidenerleghtrust.org

KS4 Lead: Nicky Dziewulska-Miles (email: N.Dziewulska-Miles@maidenerleghtrust.org)

Post 16 Lead: Sarah Blunsden (email: S.Blunsden@maidenerleghtrust.org)