RSE & PSHE

At Rushcliffe Spencer Academy Relationships, Sex, and Health Education (RSHE) is delivered through form time learning and bright days.

The topics delivered are taken from the new statutory guidance provided by the Department of Education, whereby RSHE is now compulsory within all schools across England.

The school believes that RSHE is an important subject as it prepares our students for life after school, and gives students an opportunity for exposure to sensitive topics such as discrimination and mental health, and to offer support and guidance for those that need it.

Our health leader is Miss R. Blundell, who can be contacted by emailing health@Rushcliffe.notts.sch.uk

You can find our RSHE Policy here.

You can find an overview of what students are taught across their 5 years at Rushcliffe Spencer Academy here.

Below is a summary of the topics delivered in form time learning for each year group.

Year 7

Within Year 7, students will begin to learn the basics around a range of topics, and begin to recall the information provided.

An overview of the year group is below.

  • Transition and Safety
  • Diversity
  • Health and Puberty
  • Developing skills and Aspirations
  • Building Relationships
  • Financial Decision Making

 

You can find out more information on what is covered in each topic here .  You can find an example Year 7 lesson on Drugs Awareness here

 

Year 8

Within Year 8, students will begin to understand the topics and begin to apply their knowledge to scenarios.

An overview of the year group is below.

  • Emotional Well-being
  • Discrimination
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Community and Careers
  • Identity and Relationships
  • Digital Literacy

 

You can find out more information on what is covered in each topic here .  You can find an example Year 8 lesson on Employment Rights here

 

Year 9

Within Year 9, students will develop their knowledge learned from previous years, and feel more comfortable discussing topics.

An overview of the year group is below.

  • Respectful Relationships
  • Peer influence, substance abuse, and gangs
  • Setting goals and reviewing options
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Employability skills

 

You can find out more information on what is covered in each topic here .  You can find an example Year 9 lesson on Intimate Relationships here

 

Year 10

Within Year 10, students will begin to feel comfortable challenging the status quo within the community.

An overview of the year group is below.

  • Mental Health
  • Life Skills
  • Exploring Influence
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Career Portfolio
  • Addressing Extremism

 

You can find out more information on what is covered in each topic here .  You can find an example Year 10 lesson on Diversity here

 

Year 11

Within Year 11, students will take all of their knowledge from previous years, and embed it into their everyday lives, as well-rounded citizens.

An overview of the year group is below.

  • Educational and Career Next Steps
  • Families
  • Communication in relationships
  • Independence
  • Building for the future

 

You can find out more information on what is covered in each topic here You can find an example Year 11 lesson on Unwanted Attention here