The aim of the PSHCE programme, together with the rest of the curriculum, is to enable students to become confident, balanced and informed members of the community. The PSHCE programme is delivered by a tutor, supported by Heads of Year, the Deputy Head Pastoral and the Head of PSHCE. It is further enhanced through the use outside agencies and speakers, where appropriate. We place significant importance on our student’s wellbeing and aim to ensure that your son’s/daughter’s time at Ratcliffe is a positive, happy and enjoyable and balanced experience.
The teaching methods within the programme are mixed, ranging from group work, role-play, question and answer sessions, to visiting speakers and class discussion.
The spiral curriculum aims to present information to the pupils at a level appropriate to their age, encouraging self-expression and the ability to make responsible and positive decisions about issues affecting them.
At the commencement of the 2020-2021 academic year, Relationship & Sex Education was integrated into our PSHCE programme as it became a statutory requirement for all schools from September 2020. We are embracing the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, by giving students the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. The sessions that we are delivering are based on the Catholic RSE Curriculum provided by the Catholic Education Service. This curriculum has been noted as a model of good practice by the Department of Education
Please click the links below to view the PSHCE Programme for each Year Group: