PSHE education at Immanuel gives our students the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. It helps them to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with skills needed throughout later life.
We are investing in Psalm (Personal, social and life matters) days. The aim of these drop down days is to provide dedicated time for key elements and to ensure quality and specialist provision is provided for all students in years 7-11 through external organisations. The days will not replace PSHE provision, but will augment and reinforce themes.
You can find more information on the organisations working with our students below:
- Respect me http://www.respectme.co.uk/project-5-about
- Yorkshire Building Society – Money Minds
- Alcohol Drugs Education Prevention Team
- Jane Gray: https://www.janegraycoaching.co.uk/
- Bradford Council – Prevent
- Trusted Relationships
The Department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. Also, from September 2020 it will be compulsory for all schools to teach Health Education. At Immanuel, we have always believed that promoting the health and well-being of our pupils is an important part of their overall education. We do this through our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme. Students look at many topics including all kinds of relationships, physical / emotional health and living in the wider world. The aim of PSHE is to help our pupils make safe and informed decisions during their school years and beyond.
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is also important and will build on the teaching at primary school. We will be teaching age appropriate lessons and inviting external specialist visitors throughout the year which will include topics such as puberty; relationships and communication skills; contraceptives; prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases; prevention of abuse; and issues surrounding body image; sexting and social media; and consent. During the course, pupils will be able to ask questions, which will be answered factually and in an age appropriate manner. Each pupil’s privacy will be respected, and no one will be asked to reveal personal information. Many pupils will discuss such issues with each other outside the classroom. Rather than hear about the content second-hand, we hope all pupils will have the opportunity to take part in our carefully planned lessons. You can also view the PSHE association’s scheme of work which informs the planning and implementation of our lessons.
Parents are the most important educators of young people in personal issues and many welcome the support that school can offer. We are inviting all parents/carers of students in years 7-11 to a drop in session on Friday December 6th at 3.15-3.45 where you can learn more about what we do in PSHE.
For further information, please view the DFE guidance (RSE secondary schools guide for parents and RSE-PSHE- FAQs).