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PSHEE

PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned, developmental programme of learning designed to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHEE deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities. It engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, their experiences, and attitudes. At Central we aim to support all children and young people – the highest achievers as well as the vulnerable and excluded – to achieve their fullest potential.

THE PSHEE PROGRAMME OF STUDY IS BASED ON THREE CORE 'THEMES':

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world

THE CORE THEMES COVER THE FOLLOWING:

  • Health: healthy lifestyles; healthy eating and exercise; mental and emotional health; sex and relationships education; drug, alcohol and tobacco education.
  • Risk: financial and career choices; personal safety; internet safety and violent incidents.
  • Relationships: developing and maintaining positive relationships; dealing with negative relationships which may include bullying and sexual violence.
  • Loss: bereavement, separation and divorce.
  • Change: managing transition; adversity and developing resilience.
  • Career choices: enterprise, business and finance.
  • Personal finance: savings, debt and budgeting.

We work with many external providers who play an important role in delivering sessions to support our planned programme of study. They include:

StepForward (Mental Health), Compass/Safe East – RSE (Smoking, drugs and alcohol), S.A.M.E. (Road safety), Upfront Theatre (Risky behaviour and online safety).

RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX EDUCATION (RSE)

Central Foundation Girls’ School has a Relationship and Sex Policy agreed in consultation with all its stakeholders. Relationship and sex education is a key aspect of the school curriculum. Our aims are to ensure that:

  • Appropriate and responsible relationship and sex education should be an integral part of the learning process, preparing young people for their lives now and in the future.
  • All students should have equal access to suitable Relationship and Sex education, which is appropriate to their different ages, stages of development and cultural background.
  • The relationship and sex education programme should encourage exploration of values and moral issues, consideration of sexuality and personal relationships, as well as the development of communication and informing decision-making skills.
  • To promote self-esteem, self-awareness, respect for others, a sense of moral responsibility and the skills to avoid and resist unwanted sexual experience.
  • To address issues such as the role of women and men in society.

KEY VALUES

  • Recognising individual responsibility and the need to respect others regardless of age, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
  • Recognising that freedom of choice means responsibility for yourself and others.