As a part of your child’s education at Bishop Luffa we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and reach their full potential.

PSHE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and Directors. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values. Details of our PSHE curriculum can be found below.

Many of you will be aware that the Department for Education (DfE) has made changes to the requirements placed on schools regarding ‘Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education’. After a detailed consultation process, we have updated our Relationship and Sex Education Policy in line with the new government requirements.

To reflect the distinctive Christian vision of our school we have adopted the principles shared in the Church of England Charter for RSE and used it to help us in the review process. We have also drawn on best practice and guidance from the DFE, PSHE Association and the Diocese of Chichester Education Department.

We continue to welcome any questions the attached charter raises for you about the nature of your child’s relationship and sex education.

Additionally, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions that you would like to raise concerning PSHE or more specifically RSE, please feel free to contact Mrs Smerdon-Corp:

The following topics will be covered during PSHE lessons during the forthcoming months....

Year Group Summer Term 1
Year 7

Self Esteem

Year 8 Mental Health
Positive body image
Healthy Lifestyles
Managing Stress
Year 9 Self Esteem
Body image
Media and airbrushing
Healthy lifestyles
Year 10 Online safety
Knife crime
Critical thinking and fake news
Human rights
Year 11 Online reputation
First aid

Relationship and Sex Education Learning Journey

This is a visual representation of how students' knowledge and skills develop through the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum.

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RSE Learning Journey