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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

PSHE Day - 20th May

As a part of every child’s education at Carshalton High School for Girls, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme.

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

On Thursday 20th May students will be focusing on the theme of Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). All lessons on this day will develop knowledge that will enable students to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. The curriculum has been designed to be bespoke to each year group and lessons have been carefully planned to make sure content is focused on the needs of the students and is age appropriate.

We recognise that this content must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of students and parents while always with the aim of providing students with the knowledge they need of the law.

From September 2020 Relationships Education was made compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools and we value its importance in the personal development of students at our school. It is obligatory for all students to study Health Education and the Relationships Education element of Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools, however, in exceptional circumstances, parents’ can request to withdraw their child from some or all sex education topics, up to and until three terms before the child turns 16. Requests of this nature should be directed to the Head of Year and the final decision will be made by the Headteacher, in consultation with parents.

Further information regarding the school’s new policy for Personal Development and RSHE programme, will follow shortly.

Year 7

Lessons in Year 7 on Thursday 20th May will include content based on the following areas: relationships, friendships, consent, and managing online relationships. Student workbooks will support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, students will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some students may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

If you would like to find out any more information regarding this event, please contact Miss Stanley, Head of Year 7, via telephone or via email.

Year 8

Lessons for Year 8 on Thursday 20th May will include content based on the following areas: relationships, friendships, love and managing online risks. Student workbooks will support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, students will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some students may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

If you would like to find out any more information regarding this event, please contact Miss Kelly-Smith, Head of Year 8, via telephone or via email.

Year 9

Lessons for Year 9 on Thursday 20th May will include content based on the following areas: relationships and partners, sexual consent and the law and STI’s. Student workbooks will support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, students will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some students may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

If you would like to find out any more information regarding this event, please contact Mrs Devaney, Head of Year 9, via telephone or via email.

Year 10

Lessons for Year 10 on Thursday 20th May will include content based on the following areas: relationships, marriage, delaying sexual activity, the legal side of sexual harassment and digital footprints. Student workbooks will support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, students will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some students may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

If you would like to find out any more information regarding this event, please contact Miss Marshall, Head of Year 10, via telephone or via email.

Year 11

Lessons for Year 11 on Thursday 20th May will include content based on the following areas: love and respect, relationships and bullying, alcohol and bad choices and contraceptives and STI’s. Student workbooks will support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, students will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some students may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

If you would like to find out any more information regarding this event, please contact Mr Stockwell, Head of Year 11, via telephone or via email.