PSHCE & RSE

Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social and Health Education provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.

All students in Key Stages 3 and 4 will cover a broad range of topics under the key headings: Relationships; Health and Wellbeing; and Living in the Modern World. The PSHE curriculum is designed according to guidance from the PSHE Association. Students receive one 20 minute PSHE session during Seminar time each week with their academic tutor, as well as covering content linked to these themes in many of their curricular lessons.

Relationships & Sex Education

The wider aims of RSE provision at The Petchey Academy are:

  • To have the confidence and self-esteem to value and respect themselves and others, including giving and seeking consent.
  • To understand about the range of relationships, including the importance of those who are responsible for the care and support of children.
  • To develop confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships.
  • To be able to name parts of the body and describe how their bodies work.
  • To be prepared for puberty and beyond by recognising changes in their mind, body and feelings.
  • To understand the consequences of their actions and behave responsibly within relationships.
  • To be able to recognise unsafe situations and be able to protect themselves and ask for help and support.
  • To understand the role the media plays in forming attitudes and the role of social media in perpetuating negative and positive stereotypes and behaviours.
  • To understand how safe routines can reduce the spread of viruses including HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • To be aware of the legal frameworks regarding sex, in particular the relevance of “sexting” (sending sexually explicit verbal or photo messages) as illegal as it is a form of distributing child exploitation.

It does not promote early sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation.

Some parts of sex and relationship education are compulsory - these are part of the national curriculum for science.

Each year, all students at the Academy access 2 drop-down days devoted to themes related to PSHE and RSE.  Students are involved in identifying priorities for these days to ensure the needs and concerns of individual year groups are met. 

For more information from the Department for Education about the introduction of compulsory relationships education and RSE from September 2020 please click here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education-faq

RSE Day Information - 6th Feb 2020

Relationships & Sex Education Day 6th February 2020

Living a Healthy Lifestyle - Content Overview

NB: Year 10 are not included in this RSE Day due to Work Experience

Students will be off timetable all day in Academic Tutor groups. The content for this day has been put together based on the feedback from students in a survey which asked them to identify the areas of health and wellbeing they would most like to hear more about.

Year 7

Healthy relationships: Maintaining positive relationships

When you’re a teenager, you’re still developing your identity and therefore the relationships young people have go through lots of changes. This session looks at why positive relationships are important, what problems that can occur in relationships and how to restore relationships when things go wrong. 

Healthy relationships: Different kinds of relationship

Everybody deserves to have a healthy relationship with love, trust, good communication, shared interests, fun, laughter, loyalty, compliments, compromise and equality.

In this session students will examine different types of relationship and look at the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship. They will also look at ways to stop unhealthy relationships developing.

Mental Health: “Brave the Rage”

An essential life skills workshop, that provides a comprehensive solution focused approach to personal wellbeing. Improving self-esteem and positive self-identity will enhance assertiveness and leadership skills as life tools the future. This session covers:

  • Today"s Society: Peer Pressure!
  • The Importance of Positive Mental Health & Personal Wellbeing
  • Personality Types: Who Am I?
  • Understanding and Managing Feelings & Emotions
  • Acceptance, Loss and Forgiveness
  • Inspire! Positive Role Models
  • Increasing Emotional Resilience: Confidence Building Tools
  • Dreams, Goals and Mind Mapping
  • The Power of Non Verbal Communication & Self Fulfilling Prophecy
  • Keep Calm and Carry On! Solutions to Stress and Anger
  • Personal Wellbeing & Mindfulness
  • Friendships & Relationships- Loss, Acceptance & Forgiveness

Mental health: What is Mental health?

This session is run by Academic Tutors and is about attitudes to mental health and challenging misconceptions. At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • evaluate the links between mental health and physical health
  • identify common misconceptions about mental health
  • recognise and challenge prejudice and discriminatory language and behaviour in relation to mental health

Physical health: Healthy eating

Students will discuss why it is important to follow a healthy balanced diet, what constitutes healthy choices, and reflect on their own diet.

This video will be discussed as part of the session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsce7QdKV28
 

Managing money: Savings and debt

Students will discuss strategies to manage their money and how to budget as well as the risks of getting in to debt. 

Year 8 Content

Healthy relationships: Recognising healthy relationships/abuse

Everybody deserves to have a healthy relationship with love, trust, good communication, shared interests, fun, laughter, loyalty, compliments, compromise and equality.

In this session students will examine different types of relationship and look at the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship. They will also look at ways to stop unhealthy relationships developing.

Physical health: Healthy eating and exercise

Students will discuss why healthy eating and exercise are important for overall health and wellbeing, and ways to stay healthy.

Physical health: My changing body

In this session with Academic Tutors students will look at the changes that occur during puberty in boys and girls, some of the emotions that they might feel and where to go to for support.

Mental Health: “Brave the Rage”

An essential life skills workshop, that provides a comprehensive solution focused approach to personal wellbeing. Improving self-esteem and positive self-identity will enhance assertiveness and leadership skills as life tools the future. Please refer to Y7 information above.

Year 9 Content

Healthy relationships: Readiness for sex

Girls and boys will  be split for these sessions which will be run by nurses from a specialist young people’s health service to help students to consider their choices carefully and avoid being pressured in to anything.

Healthy relationships: Recognising healthy relationships/abuse

Everybody deserves to have a healthy relationship with love, trust, good communication, shared interests, fun, laughter, loyalty, compliments, compromise and equality.

In this session students will examine different types of relationship and look at the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship. They will also look at ways to stop unhealthy relationships developing.

Mental Health: “Brave the Rage”

An essential life skills workshop, that provides a comprehensive solution focused approach to personal wellbeing. Improving self-esteem and positive self-identity will enhance assertiveness and leadership skills as life tools the future.

Physical Health: Puberty and body image

In this session with Academic Tutors students will look at the changes that occur during puberty in boys and girls, some of the emotions that they might feel and where to go to for support. It also looks at the importance of having a positive body image and self esteem.

Mental Health: Promoting your mental health

After this session, students will be able to:

  • explain the factors that affect emotional wellbeing
  • identify ways to promote emotional wellbeing and build resilience
  • reframe and learn from disappointments and setbacks

Managing money: Savings and debt

Students will discuss strategies to manage their money and how to budget as well as the risks of getting in to debt. 

Year 11 Content

Healthy relationships: Readiness for sex

Girls and boys will be split for these sessions which will be run by Young Hackney.

Sexual health: Choices following unplanned pregnancy

Girls and boys will be split for these sessions run by Young Hackney.

Mental health & wellbeing: Recognising mental ill health

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • recognise signs that someone might have mental health issues such as a mood disorder, stress or anxiety
  • explain when and whom to tell if concerned for theirs or someone else’s mental wellbeing
  • describe the range of support available for those with emotional or mental health problems, including how best to access local services

Youth violence and knife crime

#Haters education programme is a film and drama-based programme targeted at teenagers and young adults to explore the impact of urban regeneration on communities and on the young people who live in them.

Students will watch a 20 minute film adaptation of #Haters followed by a debate and drama-based activities designed to  encourage active citizenship, prevent violent crime and develop critical skills.

Read more about #Haters here

Physical health: The sleep factor

This session covers importance of sleep and strategies to maintain good sleep habits. Students will discuss:

  • the importance of sleep for wellbeing and brain function — particularly during adolescence
  • how lifestyle choices can affect sleep quality
  • a range of strategies for ensuring appropriate sleep patterns and suggest advice for those struggling to sleep.

Managing money: Savings and debt

Students will discuss strategies to manage their money and how to budget as well as the risks of getting in to debt. 

Years 12 & 13

Mental health: Dealing with stress

Health & wellbeing: The Sleep Factor

Healthy relationships: The impact of pornography

Managing money, savings & debt

Personal safety: First aid training

Sexual health: Maintaining sexual health & dealing with an unplanned pregnancy

 

Supporting your child's relationships & sex education at home

Sex education at home

Your role in your child's education about sex and relationships is important. The teaching of these subjects in school is designed to complement the discussions you have with your child at home.

Before talking to your child, think about your own views on sex and what matters to you in your relationships and family life. Work out your own values and morals so that you can give your child clear, consistent messages about sex and relationships throughout childhood. Sex education is most effective when it’s built up gradually over a number of years.

Don't ignore the subject altogether - you don’t want your child to grow up being confused about sex and relationships.

Tips on talking to your child about sex and relationships:

  • Try to make discussion of sex a part of normal life not just a one-off talk.
  • Talk as naturally as possible to your child as this will encourage him or her to be more relaxed and open with you.
  • Answer any questions your child asks as clearly as you can so that he or she doesn't become confused.
  • Listen carefully to what your child has to say and try to deal with any fears, concerns or misunderstandings as they arise.
  • Be truthful if you don’t know the answer to a question - try to find out the answer and then raise the topic again another day.
  • Don't avoid a topic if you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about raising it. Consider introducing the subject via discussion of a TV programme or magazine article or what your child is learning in class.
  • Make sure any discussions are appropriate to the age of your child.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/life-and-wellbeing/1

www.fpa.org.uk

FPA (Family Planning Association) is a UK registered charity working to enable people to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.

Relationships, sex and health education: Government guides for parents

This page contains Government guidance for parent on understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your secondary school.

The guide is also available in Arabic, Urdu and Somali.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-sex-and-health-education-guides-for-schools