PSHE (personal, social, and health education)
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
RSE is taught as part of the RPSE curriculum at Holmfirth High School. Our teaching will build on the knowledge acquired at primary and develop further pupils’ understanding of health, as well as introducing knowledge about intimate relationships and sex.
The curriculum at Holmfirth High School follows the 2020 Statutory Guidance and aims to give pupils a thorough education in issues relating to: healthy relationships; sexual and intimate relationships; mental and physical well-being; personal attributes, self-esteem and respect; rights and responsibilities and the laws relating to all of the above.
All content taught is age-appropriate and builds on prior knowledge and learning. Pupils will be able to make clear links between topics and articulate their ideas clearly using appropriate and subject specific language, both orally and in written work.
The statutory elements of the PSHE Curriculum as outlined by the government are: relationships education; relationships and sex education; health education.
The full guidance can be found here on the Government website.
*Laws surrounding; marriage, consent, violence against women and girls, online behaviour, pornography, abortion, sexuality, gender identity, exploitation, extremism and hate-crime are included in teaching as and when appropriate.
** FGM is delivered to Year 8 pupils as a drop down curriculum.