Relationships, Social and Health Education Policy.
To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support. Draft statutory guidance DfE Feb 2019
This policy is written in conjunction with the Relationships and Sex Education Policy, E-Safety Policy and British Values Statement, please refer to them for more information.
The RSHE curriculum is delivered under three core themes:
Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World
As part of the learning pupils need to develop assertiveness and skills of negotiation, conflict, resolution and to be able to express their feelings whilst being aware of their impact on others. Issues of children’s personal safety should be addressed and children also need to develop their role as a sensible consumer.
At this school we are aware that PSHE includes aspects of school life not confined to the classroom e.g. friendship, making school rules, being aware of other cultures and coping with change. These issues are as important as those planned for in the classroom. Both will complement each other as RSHE does not exist in a vacuum. Through the breadth of opportunities offered to children in both key stages, pupils will be encouraged to make choices and decisions in the issues which affect our lives.
Monitoring and Evaluation
We ensure that RSHE has a a central place within our curriculum by having:
All pupils have the opportunity to take part in our RSHE programme. As RSHE has been planned to cover all areas recommended by the National Curriculum, then issues can be met and discussed which may otherwise not arise informally. It is intended that school’s RSHE supports the personal and social development of children at home.
The schools follows the Shropshire “Respect yourself: Thing Good, Feel Great” programme for sex education throughout the school. Parents have the right to withdraw from sex education, more details about this can be found in the RSE Policy.
Assessment, recording and reporting
Pupils will be informally assessed by staff throughout their work and the reports to parents will reflect this.
Arrangements to monitor and review the policy
The policy will be reviewed in March 2024
The RSHE lead will monitor practice informally on the effectiveness of policy and practice.