Relationships, Sex and Health Education
RSHE is the lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage and family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health.
RSHE at Bluecoat Wollaton Academy offers students the opportunity to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills they need to achieve and exceed, to be resilient and to lead safe, happy and healthy lives. It aims to help students understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values.
Our programme of study follows the statutory guidance for Relationships and Sex Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing from September 2020. It includes topics such as: bullying, crime, cultural diversity, drug and alcohol education, healthy eating, online safety, road safety awareness, prejudice, social & emotional health, wellbeing, sex & relationships and peer pressure.
Each year group is allocated 1 day off timetable per academic year to really engage with these vital and relevant issues. Our RSHE ‘drop down days’ are led by teachers, professionals and external providers, giving students a safe and personalised learning environment to practice and develop the skills necessary to manage the moral, social and cultural challenges and responsibilities that are part of growing up and living in our world.
All students will also be taught RSHE through form time. Students have 30 minutes once a week dedicated to RSHE topics, taught to them by their usual form tutor. This will give students the opportunity to discuss and engage with important issues, such as mental health, terrorism, exercise, online safety, growing up and democracy.
An overview of the topics covered here at Bluecoat Wollaton can be found below.
This article takes a close look into what is covered in RSE, why it’s important and how parents can support their teen at home by providing a safe place for them to talk about things they may be struggling to understand. It’s available here