PSHE & RSE

Grove Academy provides an innovative, bespoke, and comprehensive PSHE programme throughout a child’s time with us. The programme sequences knowledge over time, spiralling, re-visiting, and building upon knowledge from the three main themes. These themes are:

Health and Wellbeing

Living in the Wider World

Relationships (including Sex Education)

The programme has been uniquely designed to be relevant to our context, ensuring that it is relevant to our students, their lives inside and outside the school gate, and relevant to the local area. Grove Academy is a diverse community, and so our programme reflects different values and beliefs and challenges students to consider a range of perspectives.

The programme covers all statutory elements that we are legally required to deliver from September 2020. 

Intent

Our knowledge-rich curriculum will inspire students to become well-rounded individuals who can develop into active citizens by playing a positive and successful role in society. Our intention is to provide our students with the tools they need to navigate the moral, social, and cultural issues that are part of growing up in their community, modern Britain, and the global community.

They will develop an understanding of how our personal and social development forms our sense of identity and place in the world, and through studying a range of moral and social issues will become more empathetic and open-minded young people. Our teaching will ensure students are able to consider a range of perspectives on relationships, both personal and sexual and develop the ability to make balanced arguments and well sustained judgements and decisions.

The curriculum is enriched with opportunities for our students to develop and demonstrate the Grove 5, and at the same time promotes our Ready, Respectful and Safe attitude. Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all our pupils to look for opportunities to demonstrate Grove’s values and to seek leadership opportunities within the school and their local community

Parent’s right to withdraw

Primary

Parents do not have the right to withdraw their children from relationships education.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the non-statutory/non-science components of sex education within RSE.

Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing using the form found below and in Appendix 3 of our RSE policy and addressed to the Vice Principal.

Alternative work will be given to pupils who are withdrawn from sex education.

Secondary

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the non-statutory/non-science components of sex education within RSE up to and until 3 terms before the child turns 16. After this point, if the child wishes to receive sex education rather than being withdrawn, the school will arrange this.

Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing using the form found below and in Appendix 3 of our RSE policy and addressed to the Vice Principal.

A copy of withdrawal requests will be placed in the pupil’s educational record. The Vice Principal will discuss the request with parents and take appropriate action.

Alternative work will be given to pupils who are withdrawn from sex education

RSE Withdrawl form

RSE policy

Statutory Guidance Links 

Statutory GuidanceFor more information regarding the above topics please look at our Long Terms Plans and Schemes of Work below

Long Term Plans 

 

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Year 7 SoW Health and Wellbeing 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 7 SoW Health and Wellbeing 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 7 SoW Living in the Wider World 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 7 SoW Living in the Wider World 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 7 SoW Relationships and Sex Education 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 7 SoW Relationships and Sex Education 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 8 SoW Health and Wellbeing 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 8 SoW Health and Wellbeing 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 8 SoW Living in the Wider World 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 8 SoW Living in the Wider World 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 8 SoW RSE 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 8 SoW RSE 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 9 SOW Health Wellbeing 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 9 SoW Health Wellbeing 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 9 SOW Living in the Wider World 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 9 SOW Living in the Wider World 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 9 SoW RSE 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 9 SoW RSE 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 10 SOW Health Wellbeing 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 10 SOW Health and Wellbeing 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 10 SOW Living in the Wider World 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 10 SOW Living in the Wider World 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 10 SOW Relationships 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 10 SOW Relationships 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW health wellbeing 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW relationships and sex 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW health wellbeing 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW health wellbeing 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW Living in the Wider World 1 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW Living in the Wider World 2 21st Dec 2021 Download
Year 11 SOW relationships and sex 1 21st Dec 2021 Download