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Woodbridge High School

Woodbridge High School

SMSC, RSHE & British Values

At Woodbridge High School, our SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) programme is used to reinforce those values which make our school community into one which is both tolerant and respectful.

We have a full assembly programme which deals with aspects of students’ SMSC development. The assembly programme for the current term is available by clicking on the link HERE.

Life Studies lessons are used to further embed the teaching of British Values as well as cover important curriculum areas which prepare students for the modern world. The following strands are part of our current Life Studies programme: learning how to learn, beliefs and values, rights and responsibilities, ourselves and others, sex and relationships, health and development, work and careers, enterprise and finance, technology and the media. Details of the Life Studies programme for each year group are available by clicking on the link below.

Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is taught through our Life Studies programme to years 7-11 and through additional studies, enrichment and form periods to years 12 and 13. Parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from RSHE, but we believe the curriculum is constructed in a way which means that few will wish to exercise this right. The new agreed Redbridge RSHE curriculum, which follows the statutory RSE curriculum as introduced by government, will be taught from the Summer term 2021. The local authority and the school will be consulting parents about the new curriculum during the Autumn and Spring terms 2020-21.

Many other aspects of SMSC and British Values are covered in other curriculum areas. Please see the curriculum booklets for details.