PSHE and RE
What We Teach and Right to Withdraw
Our PSHE and RE curriculums cover a wide range of topics that are important about educating our young people about the world around them and how society works. We teach a variety of topics in addition to our subjects and these are both important in creating well rounded young people but equally are a legal requirement set out by government (more info here).
The topics we cover are below and a more detailed breakdown can be accessed here.
- Physical Health & Mental Well-Being
- Relationships and Sex Education
- British Values
We spend thirty minutes a week focussing upon the above themes and these are delivered by our teaching staff in an age appropriate way. The resources we use are either created internally by our PSHE coordinator or delivered using DfE approved organisations such as The PSHE Association.
We believe that educating our students on the aspects above are important in ensuring they become global citizens.
Right to Withdraw from Religious Education and Sex and Relationships Education.
As a parent you have the right to withdraw from certain aspects of our PSHE/SMSC/Citizenship curriculum and also the Religious Education curriculum (click here to see what we teach in Religious Education).
Parents are free to withdraw their children from Sex and Relationships aspects of the
curriculum if they wish to do so. The only exceptions to this are the biological aspects of animal
growth and reproduction that are essential elements of National Curriculum Science.
The Deputy Head Teacher will always seek to discuss this decision with parents, with a view to sharing
the educational objectives and content of the Sex and Relationships syllabus. In this way, parents
can make an informed decision.
Where parents have requested that their child is withdrawn, their
right must be respected, and where Sex and Relationships Education is integrated in the curriculum,
the school will need to discuss the arrangements with the parents to explore how the child’s
withdrawal can be best accommodated. If pupils are withdrawn from these aspects of PSHE, the
school has a duty to supervise them, though not to provide additional teaching or to incur extra cost.
To withdraw your child from these aspects of the curriculum this must be provided in writing in written format and delivered to the academy. Please use this document here to help with your request.
If you have any further questions or queries please contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org