RSE/PSHEe

PSHEe (Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education)

INTENT

PSHEe (Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education)

 

PSHE is delivered through a range of sources. The majority of content if covered in CIAG lessons, which pupils receive once a week. CIAG also incorporates their careers education. Students also receive some instruction from their form tutors and through assemblies. We use a range of resources including up to date documentaries, debate topics, stories from the media etc. There is something in every lesson that makes PSHEe relatable and enjoyable for pupils. Staff have a full understanding of the importance of the topics covered in these sessions and are dedicated to helping develop the whole person. The curriculum takes into account aims set by both the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education.

RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)

 

Relationships and Sex Education is now compulsory for all pupils and must be embedded into the curriculum. Many of the relevant topics are taught in CIAG lessons, however some topics are taught separately by our RSE coordinator Mrs Hoey.

For year 7, 8 and 9 these sessions are completed during their ‘RSE DAY’ which involves a series of exciting sessions delivered by Mrs Hoey and where possible outside agencies.

For year 10 and 11 they will receive a half term of RSE as part of their core PE rotations. These lessons are delivered by Mrs Hoey using resources provided by Ten Ten. Ten Ten are a company who specialise in resources for use within Catholic Education. All topics and content are taught in line with guidance from the Catholic Education Service and as with PSHEe they are fully inclusive.

The aim of our PSHEe/RSE curriculum is to:

  • promote personal development
  • encourage pupils to pursue excellence
  • promote pupils individuality
  • build resilience
  • encourage tolerance
  • foster social responsibility
  • develop positive mental health and promote healthy coping strategies
  • develop an understanding of the physical and mental changes young adults experience
  • build self esteem, self worth and promote self respect
  • appreciate how our actions can impact on others and the world around us
  • understand personal safety in new situations.

Our PSHEe/RSE curriculum is grouped in to four themes which are:

  1. Health and Wellbeing. In these session pupils study aspects of physical and mental health.
  2. In these sessions pupils discuss issues around friendships, family relationships, working relationships and romantic relationships.
  3. Living in the wider World. Pupils establish what social responsibilities they have and how they can help in their community, what responsibilities they have to the environment etc.
  4. Created and Chosen by God. This link all of the above topics to the Catholic Ethos of the school and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Pupils develop an understanding of the Sanctity of Life, the importance of marriage and an appreciation for their own unique gifts which have been bestowed on them by God.

IMPLEMENTATION

Year 7 PSHEe scheme of learning

Year 8 PSHEe Scheme of Learning

Year 9 PSHEe Scheme of Learning

Year 10 PSHEe Scheme of Learning

Year 11 PSHEe Scheme of Learning

7-11 PSHE Curriculum Map St Anthony’s

 

RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)

INTENT

PHSE RSE Policy

RSE Letter

Withdrawal Form

Relationships and Sex Education is now compulsory for all pupils and must be embedded into the curriculum. Many of the relevant topics are taught in CIAG lessons, however some topics are taught separately by our RSE coordinator Mrs Hoey.

For year 7, 8 and 9 these sessions are completed during their ‘RSE DAY’ which involves a series of exciting sessions delivered by Mrs Hoey and where possible outside agencies.

For year 10 and 11 they will receive a half term of RSE as part of their core PE rotations. These lessons are delivered by Mrs Hoey using resources provided by Ten Ten. Ten Ten are a company who specialise in resources for use within Catholic Education. All topics and content are taught in line with guidance from the Catholic Education Service and as with PSHEe they are fully inclusive.

If you have any queries relating to PSHEe or RSE please contact your child’s pastoral leader or Mrs Hoey.

IMPLEMENTATION

KS3 RSE Scheme of Learning

KS4 RSE Scheme of Learning

RSE and PSHE Curriculum KS4

RSE and PSHE Curriculum KS3

Y7-11 RSE Curriculum Map St Anthony’s

Information for parents/carers

Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents

Big Talk Education

IMPACT

We know from all those who internally, and externally, review the work of our school that our students are cheerful, creative, conscientious and confident.  Employers regularly tell us that our students are professional and act with honesty and integrity.  Our school has been very successful with numerous external accreditations, for the community and the individuals within it, over many decades.  Our staff and students very much feel part of our Mercy community.

Our PSHEe/RSE curriculum helps our students to develop their opinions, their key attitudes and beliefs and essential life skills.

Our programme of study supports students to develop necessary knowledge and understanding so that they can thrive in whatever their next step is be it the world of work or further education. Students study a wide range of topics with aim of developing the whole person to ‘live life to the full’ as Jesus intended. Our programme is aimed at providing pupils with the knowledge of how to be healthy, safe and happy, as well as how to pursue excellence. They acquire a range of transferrable skills including discussion, application and evaluation. These transferable skills enable students to prepare themselves proficiently for their next phase of learning and work.

Staff in the PSHEe/RSE department support subject specific literacy and numeracy for all our students to help them succeed in their studies and they aim to develop holistically the gifts and talents of each individual within a caring, compassionate, charitable and challenging Christian environment.

The range of topics covered Law helps students to develop and understanding of different social situations and the impact of various factors such as poverty and poor mental health. This along with other key lessons equips them with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to have a positive impact within family, friendship groups, school, university, the workplace and the wider community.  Our wide-ranging and broad-based curriculum offer, within PSHEe/RSE provide an opportunity for everyone. All learning styles and needs are considered and the curriculum is fully accessible for all pupils.

We know that our students are reliable, responsible, resilient and radical individuals who are ready to use their talents positively wherever life may take them. Generations of students have chosen St. Anthony’s over the decades and centuries.  We are extremely proud of our alumni, many of whom are regular contributors to our school community as it continues to grow and develop.  Many families have fourth or fifth generation connection to our school and many staff have given decades of service, such is the impact of being part of this school community.

Everyone in our community is aware of what it means to be an Antonian: to pursue excellence, to build community, to show concern for those who may be disadvantaged and to particularly support the education of women and girls. We have definitely had an impact within this “city by the sea”, and well beyond it, since we were founded in 1904.  We are confident that our distinctive ethos will continue to have a big impact as it is carried forward by future generations of Antonians.

RSE Questionnaire

PSHEe/RSE Co-Ordinator: Mrs H Hoey contact via helen.hoey@st-anthonys-academy.com