Student’s personal development is an essential element of our curriculum offer. Our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) programme is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and personal development experiences they need to lead ‘ambitious, happy and fulfilled futures’.
PSHCE Journey 2021-22
‘Teach them everything that is necessary to equip them for life.’ St. Julie Billiart
The Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) curriculum is delivered across the college as an entitlement, and includes the elements of Citizenship and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) that are statutory requirements for all pupils.
The aim of this curriculum is to equip all pupils with the knowledge and skills to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives so that they are able to develop with confidence, good health and independence and to remain safe at all times. These skills and values should enable our pupils to make a positive contribution to society as knowledgeable, considerate and responsible British citizens living within a democracy.
To open hearts, minds and doors by:
covering the statutory requirements for Relationships and Sex Education and Citizenship to all year groups, alongside covering the non-statutory elements of Careers Education and Guidance, Economic Wellbeing and Personal Health and Wellbeing Education;
providing learning and teaching which is inclusive, personalised and which reflects the needs of all pupils in order to enable them to achieve in their lessons, irrespective of their social background, gender, culture, disability or ability level;
providing pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive contribution to society as considerate and responsible citizens;
providing pupils with the knowledge and skills to make responsible decisions about their future so that they are able to lead safe, healthy and independent lives, and;
providing pupils with the knowledge and skills to make well informed decisions about their educational, vocational and training choices in the transition from secondary education to further education, training and employment.
- 30 mins lesson a week PSHCE, every Friday lesson 5.
- All subjects will be taught across whole school as per above timetable.
- There are 5 subjects: each to be delivered within a 2 month periods, with the exception of the summer term when RSE will be taught for 3 months.
Sunflower Days/Events/Awards Ceremonies
Throughout the college calendar there will be days, events or ceremonies, dedicated to raising the ethos of the college; promote the message of St. Julie and to celebrate the successes and achievements of our students throughout the year in PSHCE, in the college and in the wider community.
These days and events are arranged through PSHCE to encourage and enlighten our students to ‘be like the sunflower that follows the sun’: to not get distracted by the problems or ailments of our surrounding community and to make well informed decisions about their lives so that they are able to develop with confidence, good health and independence and to remain safe at all times.
PSHCE Relationships and Sex Education
Parents will have a right to request to withdraw their child from sex education delivered as part of RSE in secondary schools which, unless there are exceptional circumstances, should be granted up to three terms before their child turns 16. At this point, if the child themselves wishes to receive sex education rather than be withdrawn, the school should make arrangements for this to happen in one of the three terms before the child turns 16 – the legal age of sexual consent.
There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education at primary or secondary as we believe the contents of these subjects – such as family, friendship, safety (including online safety) – are important for all children to be taught.