THE PSHEE PROGRAMME OF STUDY IS BASED ON THREE CORE 'THEMES':
- Health and wellbeing
- 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.
- 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.