R.P.S.H.E (Religious, Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a crucial part of a child’s education. It gives children access to critical information about themselves and the many facets of the diverse world around them. At Les Voies school, we provide a specifically tailored curriculum that is both broad and balanced and was designed around pshe-association.org.uk.
The PSHE curriculum is split into the three key themes of:
Living in the Wider World: Focusing on global issues, communities, careers, personal finance, skills for life and personal values.
Health and Wellbeing: Focusing on health, hygiene, exercise, mental health, personal safety, drugs, and alcohol.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE): Focusing on sex, relationships, friends and family matters, LGBTQ+, positive and unhealthy relationships.
These three themes have equal weighting and importance within teaching, and topics are taught on a rolling, spiral basis. Topics are revisited across year groups, and understanding is deepened. This allows for progression and retention of key skills and knowledge, and the introduction of some concepts at an age-appropriate point. This progression is detailed in the PSHE curriculum map below.
PSHE education will be taught on a weekly basis, with some content also being taught through other subject areas, and within other contexts, such as tutor time, ICT and The Nurture zone. A taught session may look quite different in one year group to the next – the teacher has the discretion to plan and deliver teaching that suits the individual needs of each class, whilst ensuring that all curriculum content is covered effectively. There is no expectation that children complete formal written recording of teaching, although some form of recording is encouraged.
PSHE education will be provided to all children within our school. Students are all supported to access health, relationships, and sex education through high-quality, teacher-led teaching, as well as specialized outside speakers from SHARE, Action for Children and The Youth Commission.