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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education
The Personal Development curriculum, known as PSHE, for years 7-11 at Ringwood School is constantly being reviewed and updated in line with official guidance and the challenges our students face in today’s society.
Here is the link to the whole school overview of the PSHE curriculum for this current academic year https://www.ringwood.hants.sch.uk/academic-curriculum/pshe-calendar/
It encompasses a wide range of topics which are relevant to the lives of our students and in preparation for independent living in modern Britain. These may at times include topics which are of a sensitive or controversial nature, the purpose of which is to allow students to understand ‘real’ world issues. The curriculum is designed to facilitate independent learning through interactive discussions, external speakers and thought provoking messages. This allows our students the essential tools to make informed choices, enabling them to live healthy and happy lives both now and in the future.
The Department for Education announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education and these have been incorporated in our overview.
More details of the off timetable events will be sent to parents and carers closer to the time to ensure you have the opportunity to discuss the content with your child ahead of time, if you wish to.
We hope the education they receive in school supports the education they receive at home. We shall be updating our website with guidance if you would like any further information about how to discuss these issues with your child.
Please do take the time to review the content your son / daughter will be covering this upcoming academic year and if you have any queries, or would like to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Vicki Lewis
Ringwood School is a member of the PSHE association (they are the national association for PSHE education professionals. Providing members with dedicated support, resources, training & guidance).
The aim of the Curriculum
The aim of the PSHE curriculum at Ringwood School is to develop students’ understanding of the world they live in, enabling them to live healthy and happy lives both now and in the future. Through providing students with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of the issues they face, they can make independent informed choices that support fundamental British Values. The programme is built using guidance from the PSHE Association, and by using many of these websites for resources and information, though this is not an exhaustive list. We regularly signpost our young people to these resources to equip them with the skills and information required to make their own informed choices, and are useful for parents too.
PSHE during the pandemic
The disruption to education caused by Covid-19 has of course had an impact on the PSHE curriculum. During periods of lockdown the curriculum has been adapted to respond to the needs of the students and ensured a greater focus on physical and emotional health and well-being, safety online and healthy relationships. Not all topics are suitable for remote learning style delivery and the return to school has prioritised catch-up opportunities on any topics missed.
Careers and Skill development
Healthy Relationships including Anti-Bullying
Drugs and Alcohol Misuse