This subject combines the traditional values and skills of Citizenship, PSHE and RSE.
RSCE education at The Wordsley School seeks to empower students with knowledge, skills, understanding and attributes to prepare them to play a full and active part in public and democratic life, whilst keeping themselves healthy and safe in modern Britain. As active and informed citizens they will be skilled and determined to overcome societal barriers. This is supported at The Wordsley School through the aims of encouragement of our pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
A high-quality RSCE education will give our pupils access to critical information about themselves and the many facets of the diverse world around them. It will help pupils understand how they can play a full part as a citizen in British Society through:
How do we manage our health and wellbeing? To develop confidence and responsibility over their own and others health and well-being. To allow pupils to understand how to develop a healthy, safer lifestyle, to think about the alternatives when making decisions about personal health, and the consequence of such decisions.
How to maintain healthy relationships? To develop the ability to handle close relationships, and to emphasise the importance of showing respect and acting responsibly in your dealings with other people, when living in the UK. It also allows pupils to recognise the risks and issues they and other children experience today. The focus of sex and relationships education will to equip them to make safe choices, navigate the online world with a critical eye, and help them to understand where to go for support.
How do we live in the wider world? This helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol, to succeeding in their first job. The wider world topic helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. Finally, pupils will analyse the power and influences within the UK- examine the democracy, justice system and Laws that underpin the foundations of modern Britain.
Consequently, these elements of our programme of study equips our pupils with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.
Key Stage Three RSCE focuses on ensuring that all students have the basic knowledge, understanding and skills in order to become empowered and engaged active citizens.
Information for parents
Under the DFE ‘Relationships and sex education (RSE) and Health Education 2019/ updated September 2021 you are entitled to withdraw your child/ren from certain elements of the sex education provision. However, this does not apply to the ‘Relationship’ or ‘Healthy’ Education provision, because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.
If you do not wish for your child to take part in some or all of the Sex Education lessons delivered, you can ask that they are withdrawn. To discuss and consider your request please contact the PSHE Lead Mrs A. Stevens on 01384 816015
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