RPCC PSHE Programme 2017/18
Our programme for the study of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education has been created in consultation with students and staff, as well as being directed by governmental expectations. We aim to safeguard students, support them spiritually, morally, culturally and physically, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life by giving them the opportunity to explore these topics through a combination of the following:
1. Themes of the Week
Every week there will be a PSHE theme of the week with every year group covering that particular topic through discussion and online resources one dedicated tutor time per week. These are sent out before the start of each week by the PSHE Coordinator. The themes of the week are promoted in staff briefing each week and displayed on TV screens across the school. Members of staff from across the school and external visitors come in to deliver assemblies on these themes.
2. Focus Days
There will be focus days delivered by specialist external providers so students get the opportunity to explore certain topics in more depth. Below is the schedule for 2017/18, however we also organise impromptu events when opportunities arise, such as, the Zest Theatre play on homelessness.
Autumn- Sex and Relationships
Year 7 • Online safety, discrimination & British Values Workshop • Body Image
Year 8 • Online safety, discrimination & British Values Workshop • Puberty
Year 9 • Online safety, discrimination & British Values Workshop • Contraception
Year 10 • Awareness of STIs
Year 11 • Dangers of Pornography
Spring- Wellbeing and Risk
Year 7 • Fire Safety Talk
Year 8 • Fire Safety Talk • Dangerous Relationships
Year 9 • Alcohol Awareness
Year 10 • Heads Up Mental Health Workshop • Drugs Awareness
Year 11 • Heads Up Mental Health Workshop • Consent
Summer- Money Management and First Aid
Year 8 • MyBnk Financial Training • First Aid Training
Year 10 • MyBnk Financial Training
3. Subject Coverage
Subjects across the school also deliver lessons linking to PSHE themes, for example, the MFL department have created a scheme of work on Rights and Responsibilities.