PSHE & Well Being
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is delivered through specific lessons in Year 7-9 with additional sessions, assemblies and workshops for all year groups. Each year the programme builds and develops knowledge from prior years introducing new age appropriate issues and relevant topics.
In a recent inspection Ofsted concluded that the new programme contributes, ‘… very well both to pupils’ welfare and to preparing them for their future lives… with excellent provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’ and that the promotion of ‘pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding’ (Ofsted, 2017).
During the course of the year students will undertake a range of modules including emotional wellbeing, mindfulness, health, equality and diversity, bullying, online safety and substance awareness. The programme will also include specific workshops run by a number of external agencies. Materials have been developed using resources from specialist sources such as The Tackle Homophobia Project, SHARHP (a clinically evidenced alcohol awareness project), Smart Moves Emotional Resilience, NHS Smoking cessation and Lloyds Money for Life. The full programme for 2019-2020 can be found below along with the new 2020 PSHE Association guidance that indicates the learning criteria for issues covered at each Key Stage.
As part of the school’s PSHE programme every Year 7-9 will receive Relationship, Health and Sex education (RHSE) lessons over the course of the year. Students will receive specifically targeted relationships and sexual health input from specialist staff, with the support of external health and youth work professionals. Age appropriate materials have been developed in line with the government endorsed PSHE Association curriculum and in line with new statutory guidance.
At Seaford Head School, we recognise the importance of high quality RHSE which supports young people to lead safe and healthy lives into adulthood. RHSE is an entitlement for all young people. We believe that its delivery should be inclusive, taking into account young people’s age, gender, learning needs, culture, family circumstances and sexuality. RHSE at Seaford Head School will seek to enable young people to gain information and explore attitudes and values.
We firmly believe that RHSE is most effective when provided in a wider context of social and emotional development and therefore our programme places the emphasis upon relationships, and supports pupils’ understanding and skill in developing positive and healthy relationships alongside sex, sexuality, sexual orientation and sexual health. It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity. RHSE follows a spiral curriculum, as recommended by the PSHE association and Sex Education Forum. We are working with Educator Solutions and Josie Raynor-Wells, a nationally recognised Teaching and Learning Adviser, specialising in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Adviser, to ensure our lessons are of the highest standard. This means key areas, such as healthy relationships, peer pressure and consent, will be revisited throughout the students’ experience in an age-appropriate manner, providing timely and age appropriate information about their bodies and relationships, so that they can make their transition into adulthood with the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening to them, and hopefully grow into confident and healthy adults able to make positive choices.
All of the work delivered in PSHE lessons will be enhanced by the ongoing social and emotional education that is imbedded across our curriculum and through our pastoral support system.
As part of the health and well being of students we rolled out a 2 year plan. Students have access to many activities and services to encourage healthy minds and healthy bodies. Click here for more information.
Students also have access to a range of services within the school which can be accessed via their Director of Learning or
The Listening Service
The Youth Counselling Project
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dropped Option support