This policy gives guidance to staff on Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (RSE) and should be read alongside other policies that are pertinent to teaching and learning.
At The Link School we recognise that PSHE/RSE helps to give learners the knowledge, skills, values and understanding they need to lead confident, capable and caring lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. PSHE/RSE plans to prepare learners with the skills they need to manage now and in the future. Learners are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and local community. Learners will reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
All learners spiritual, moral, social and cultural values will be respected, and those whose values maybe different from the majority will always be shown great sensitivity.
Aims and Objectives
The Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 make Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education. The regulations also make Health Education compulsory in Academies. In addition, incorporated into our delivery of PSHCE is CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance), which is statutory from Year 7. ALL learners to consider a wide range of careers. This follows the statutory guidance: ‘Careers Guidance and access for education and training providers’ (October 2018) and the ‘Education Act 2011’. We are also including in our wider teaching of PSHCE content areas which cover Living in the Wider World and British Values. (See British Values Statement and SMSC Policy)
You can read our PSHEE Policy by downloading the PDF below
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777