PSHE is an umbrella term for a whole range of different education topics that are grouped under the headings Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. At Witchford, our PSHE teaching is delivered through our ‘My Life, My Future’ curriculum.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) forms part of the PSHE provision at school. From September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) has been made compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education. Health Education has also been made compulsory.
Mrs Sarah Welch – Head of My Life, My Future (PSHE) - Please email regarding curriculum content or the new statutory guidance (email@example.com)
Form Tutors (responsible for the day-to-day teaching of MLMF) - Please email regarding your child’s progress and engagement within lessons
The school teaches its PSHE provision primarily through a combination of a 5 year tutor time programme and timetabled year group-specific drop down days. Both the tutor time programme and the drop down day programme are built on the idea of spiral learning, building on the knowledge of students as they progress through their time at secondary school.
The PSHE provision at school is also enriched by a range of assemblies, events, careers education programmes, information stands from visiting organisations amongst others. Topics covered in PSHE may be revisited within other subject curriculums and taught through a different lens (e.g the Science National Curriculum teaches about drugs).
Our My Life, My Future (PSHE) curriculum is one which we are very proud of. Topics taught within My Life, My Future lessons allow for reflection and are often very thought provoking. Students explore PSHE through balanced, factually-accurate and appropriate lessons. We cover the law and a range of views and beliefs on a given issue while being appropriate to the age and maturity of the pupils and respectful of their religious and cultural backgrounds.
Our PSHE programme is taught through 3 key themes: Health & Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
Please see the policy pages to view the full PSHE policy.
Our PSHE provision is designed to be accessible to every pupil.
As per the statutory guidance, parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from Sex Education delivered as part of the PSHE programme.
There is however no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education, nor is there a right to withdraw from topics taught within the Science National Curriculum.
We recognise the importance of supporting your child with their PSHE education.
List of approved resources – How to support my child
Parental workshops – Coming soon