RSHE formally replaced PSHE&C education from September 2020 and is a statutory requirement for all schools. RSHE is much like what we were more familiar as PSHE, it covers many of the same objects whilst adding some new ones that are compulsory to be taught.
The purpose of RSHE at St Ippolyts is to enable children to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. This is provided through our personalised programme of study that is adapted to our school and all our children. The two main core themes of The PSHE Association programme of study focuses on Relationships Education and Health Education. A third core theme, living in the Wider World is also an integral aspect of our curriculum. We use the Christopher Winter’s Project scheme of work to cover Sex Education. This ensures that RSHE objectives are covered and integrated with the Science Curriculum.
RSHE is taught through regular timetabled sessions throughout the year. Children are given opportunities to be resilient, reflective, resourceful and have strong relationships with others. We also provide many opportunities for children to explore RSHE through our themed Wellbeing Weeks, external visitors and links with organisations such as PHASE and the NSPCC.