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Relationships and Sex Education

Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE at the Rowans is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for school, life and the world of work. 

In line with the new Government requirements, our PSHE curriculum is divided into the 3 main strands of:

  • Living in the wider world
  • Relationships and sex education (RSE)
  • Health and wellbeing

Our PSHE delivery, is designed to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. KS3 and KS4 received a well-balanced series of lessons and activities designed to enhance their understanding of life skills and beyond.

In KS3 we cover:

  • Sources of career info/advice
  • Choosing 2 careers/job choices
  • Using resources to gain info on careers
  • Requirements of job/careers
  • Careers action plan

These are done as a terms learning under the Living in the Wider world strand of PSHE but we also look at other aspects of work such as gender stereotyping in the work place and bullying/racism.

Pupils are encouraged to use the internet to research job requirements and then we discuss this as a class.

We look at where jobs/careers are advertised and how effective this is.

With the recent updates to PSHE resources we now look at which areas of work are expanding in the local area.

Pupils are also shown how the economy works and how borrowing and lending changes with this.

A broad range of topics are delivered through a series of assemblies, guest speakers, educational visits, inter- house competitions and tailored lessons, on a series of topics, both current and historical, which include:

  • Relationships and Sex education
  • Healthy eating and lifestyle choices
  • World celebrations
  • Cultural/religious beliefs
  • Careers development
  • Diversity
  • Online safety/Cyber bullying
  • Online Prescence/Impact of social media
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  • Holocaust Memorial 
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Families and Building Relationships
  • Knife Crime
  • County lines

Staff: Mr Hake / Mrs Bourner

The Rowans has won the Medway Outstanding PSHE provision award, the ceremony for the award will be on the 26th of November 2021.