PSHE Curriculum 2020-2021
Our PSHE curriculum provides a balanced and broadly-based programme which:
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students at the school and of society
- Prepares students at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
This will be delivered through PSHE lessons for all of our students across the academy. Every student has a 30 minute lesson each Tuesday morning. We will also have additional PSHE assemblies and drop down days throughout the year.
The main aim of our PSHE curriculum is to ensure our students are ‘Prepared for Life’ when they leave TGAS. To do this we aim to foster a safe school community where students can learn, grow and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life. We want to nurture a secure learning environment where students can be inquisitive and curious, develop tolerance, empathy and self-esteem, and show respect and consideration for others.
The purpose of relationship and sex education (RSE) is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect. It should develop understanding and attitudes which will help students to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner and to appreciate the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of a healthy relationship.
There is a vast amount of, sometimes confusing, information about relationships and sex on the internet, on TV and in magazines, which young people may have access to, and this can sometimes make an already confusing time seem even more complicated! Therefore, at times, throughout your child’s education at Tudor Grange Academy staff and occasionally outside speakers will deliver sessions focusing on relationship and sex education.
If young people can start their transition into adulthood with factual information and the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening to them, they will hopefully grow into confident and healthy adults able to make positive choices. This can start with learning the basics about growing up and these sessions at the Academy may reinforce what you are already doing at home.
From September 2020 relationship and sex education (RSE) and Health Education will be statutory for all schools across the country. In anticipation of this, we have made changes to our curriculum using the Department of Education statutory guidance to ensure we are providing the most appropriate and factual provisions for our students.
Parents can currently choose to withdraw their children from the RSE elements of PSHE (this excludes the compulsory part of the NC covered in science). However, from September 2020 parents can only opt to withdraw their child from sex education elements of PSHE (not relationship elements), up to and until three terms before the child turns 16. After that point, if the child wishes to receive sex education rather than be withdrawn, the school must make arrangements to provide the child with sex education during one of those terms. If you wish to withdraw your child from any sessions, he/she will be supervised undertaking their school work.