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 hope you and your loved ones are getting by in these challenging and unsettling times. In order to support our students and their families, please see some useful information and activities below:
- Advice and support for parents/carers
- Fun tasks to complete together
- PSHE activity booklet
- The Parents guide to home life and study
- 60 Day – Daily Wellbeing Tasks
- Internet Safety
- Home Schooling – Are you sitting comfortably?
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 these themes.
You can find more information on the organisations working with our students by downloading the information below:
Home Schooling – Are you sitting comfortably?
This video is targeted at young people who are currently undertaking their studies from home. In a time where millions of young people are out of the classroom and studying from home, this short video gives great tips and advice on how to learn safely and comfortably at home.
The 8th of March is International Women’s Day.
Groups around the world develop engaging videos that amplify their commitment to helping build a gender equal world. IWD videos are watched all over the world – in schools, foyers, companies, shopping centers, libraries, gyms, hotels and at all sorts of events.
Women in Public Affairs Event
The event will provide female students with an opportunity to find out more about the elections, the role of mayors, as well as insight into what a career in politics might look like. Please click here for more information.
Children’s mental health week: 1-7 February
With schools partially closed and lots of uncertainty, children and young people’s mental health has never been more important.
From 1-7 February 2021, we’re taking part in Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself. Place2Be has created activities and resources to help children (and adults) to explore the different ways that they can share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. There are lots of resources on the Children’s Mental Health Week website that you can use with your child at home; including activity ideas and tips for parents and carers which will be available from Monday 1 February.
Visit childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more.
LGBT+ History Month
LGBT+ History Month takes place every February and it is a time to look back at those from the LGBT+ community and reflect on their sacrifices and achievements. Everyone has the right to be educated in a safe environment and as an organisation we promote equality, safety and visibility in education for LGBT+ people. This year’s theme for LGBT history month is ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’. Have a look at the culturally diverse people that led the way alongside researching some of the courageous women who paved the way for our modern rights.
Oak Academy’s virtual library
Check out Oak Academy’s virtual library!
Oak National Academy, a government-backed virtual school, has launched a virtual library which will allow students to read books from popular kid’s authors online during the latest lockdown. The library has been formed with The National Literacy Trust.
Upcoming-Holocaust memorial day: 27th January 2021
The online service from Lichfield Cathedral will be streamed on YouTube at 11am on the 27th January 2021 and will be available for you to watch at any time afterwards. You will be able to find it on the Lichfield Cathedral YouTube channel at Lichfield Cathedral – YouTube. There will be an opportunity during the service to light a candle during a time of reflection. Remember to have a candle and lighter available if you would like to do this.
The Anne Frank Trust invites you to their Holocaust Memorial Day live interview with Holocaust Survivor Eva Clarke BEM
Born on April 29th 1945 on a cart in the open without any assistance, Eva Clark was one of only three babies born in Mauthausen concentration camp who survived the Holocaust. If the camp’s gas chambers hadn’t been blown up on 28th April 1945 and the Americans hadn’t liberated Mauthausen just days after Eva’s birth, neither mother or child would have survived.
This is a live and free event for all secondary school students.
Register here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/136400873685
Yorkshire Building Society has launched six online lessons of its financial education Money Minds programme to support parents, carers and all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 primary school pupils and Key Stage 3 secondary pupils through the coronavirus pandemic. Here at Immanuel, we have worked with Yorkshire building society on our psalm days and their sessions were very well received by students.
Click on the link and and scroll down to your age appropriate video.
When the lesson is completed, parents or guardians can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title of the lesson completed and you will be e-mailed a certificate.
HSBC is also offering free online resources to help families who are homeschooling during lockdown.
The bank has a range of tools designed to equip young people with finance skills for the future.
Free Access to Smashed Online
Due the current situation with Coronavirus we’ve got free access to Smashed Online, an e-learning programme for our Key Stage 3 students (Yr7-9).
It is an educational theatre programme that has educated 900,000 young people in the UK and around the world on the dangers of underage drinking.
In response to Coronavirus, Smashed Online combines filmed theatre-based episodes from the live programme with interactive activities. Students can sign up individually and complete the course at home, downloading a certificate on completion.
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).