Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)
PSHE and RSE is taught by subject specialists each week to Years 7 to 9. In Years 10 and 11, a series of timetable collapses and tutor time activities continue this vital education. A spiral approach to the curriculum is used whereby students revisit health, drugs and sex and relationships education 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 sessions. Participation and progress is monitored closely so that all students gain their entitlement to PSHE provision.
Personal, social, health and economic education provision is co-ordinated by the PSHE Co-ordinator and taught by Form Tutors and outside specialists as appropriate. PSHE is also supported and taught across the curriculum in other subject areas.
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 PSHEE 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.