PSHE education at Farmor’s helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
It covers a wide range of topics and allows them to discuss strategies to support them in making responsible decisions in life which range from alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Students are taught the PSHE curriculum in key stage 3 and 4 using a spiral approach so that they can build and develop their knowledge and understanding in an age appropriate way.
The curriculum for RSE is set out by government Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and can be accessed using the link. At the beginning of each academic year the content of the curriculum will be reviewed in line with the government requirements and adapted. There are no fixed timings of when the topics need to be taught throughout the year because there are many factors which need to be considered when delivering sensitive topics. I work closely with the Heads of Year and tutors to determine the needs of the students each term which means that sometimes topics may be taught in a different order. For example, COVID made it very difficult to teach some of these more sensitive topics such as ‘substance misuse’ in Year 8 and therefore it was moved to term 5. **in these lessons, the students will be taught Sex Education (defined in our policy as ‘learning about the physical, social, legal and emotional aspects of human sexuality and behaviour, including human reproduction. This includes conception and contraception, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections and sexual health’).
The above information is intended to give parents an overview of the key themes that will be delivered in each year group.
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