SMSC, RSHE & British Values
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 the Sex Education element of RSHE, but we believe the curriculum is constructed in a way which means that few will wish to exercise this right. Please note that there is no right to withdraw from Relationships or Health Education and these are compulsory within the statutory RSHE curriculum. As part of the new government guidance there will be annual parent consultation meetings; details of these will be e-mailed to all parents but will also be available through this website. For more information about this please read the school RSHE policy listed in the documents below.
Many other aspects of SMSC and British Values are covered in other curriculum areas. Please see the curriculum booklets for details.
Click on the button below for a collection of example resources from the Life Studies syllabus. Each lesson consists of a powerpoint and a double page sheet. All classes within each year use the same resources ensuring that all students in that year group get the same experience.
The form below is for parents who wish to withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons within the Life Studies programme of study.