Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) helps pupils to develop the knowledge, builds self-esteem, resilience, empathy and many other skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making informed decisions to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.
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In accordance with the guidelines surrounding RSE students are taught the following topics at each key stage
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the RSE provided at the academy except for those parts deemed as compulsory and included in the statutory National Curriculum.
If a parent wishes their child to be withdrawn from RSE lessons, they should put in writing which aspects of the programme they do not wish their child to participate in and send this to the academy addressed to the Head of PSHE. The academy always complies with the wishes of parents in this regard and will provide appropriate sources of information for parents who wish to withdraw their children.
If a parent withdraws their child from topics that are not included in the statutory National Curriculum then the academy will make alternative arrangements for the student.