Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Our PSHE curriculum builds on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase.

The curriculum acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence.

It teaches the knowledge and skills that equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, healthy lifestyles, their online lives and the increasing influence of peers and the media.

At Key Stage 4, students deepen their knowledge and understanding, and further explore attitudes and values. Students explore issues around peer pressure, drugs and mental health. At this stage, our students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking greater responsibility for themselves and others, which is reflected in the curriculum.

Relationships and Sex Education.

The Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum is a statutory requirement in all primary and secondary schools. The compulsory subject content is age and developmentally appropriate. It is taught sensitively and inclusively, with respects to the beliefs and backgrounds of students and parents while always with the aim of providing students with the knowledge they need of the law.

Whilst parents and carers are the prime educators for children on many of the matters within the curriculum, our school complements and builds on these topics. The content supports the wider work of Woodham in supporting the wellbeing and resilience of our students.