Miss S Lock - Head of PSHE

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

PSHE and RSE is taught by subject specialists to Years 7 to 11 in timetabled lessons.  This is complimented by a series of timetable collapses and tutor time activities.  A spiral approach to the curriculum is used whereby students revisit our curriculum content  throughout their time at SWCHS. There is planned provision for activities such as circle time, role-plays, classroom councils and co-operative games in PSHE lessons.

Participation and progress is monitored closely so that all students gain their entitlement to PSHE provision.

Personal, social, health education provision is coordinated by the head of PSHE and taught by a specialist team.

Sex and Relationships Educational Program

At SWCHS we aim to provide a balanced sex and relationships education programme which combines the emotional, physical, moral, legal and social aspects of sex and relationships.

In addition to the National Curriculum requirements in both Science and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics’, we deliver sessions during timetable collapses as part of our PSHE programme. Material covered includes healthy relationships, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and pregnancy, and the safe use of social media.

We encourage the students to explore their own attitudes and values providing them with the skills to manage their relationships in a responsible and healthy manner. As we seek to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, we regard sex and relationships education as an important part of their learning.

If for any reason you wish to excuse your child from receiving sex education at school please contact the relevant Year Achievement Co-ordinator.

The schools Sex and Relationships Education Policy can be viewed in the ‘Policies’ section of this website.