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Dear Parent/Carers

Year 9 Personal, Social, Health and Economic education programme (PSHE)

As part of your child’s education at Easthampstead Park Community School, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic education programme (PSHE). PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitude and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. Over the next academic year, your child’s class will be taking part in lessons which will focus on British Values,
Understanding and Appreciating Diversity, Acting Responsible and Staying Healthy (both mentally and physically) and Developing Character and Building Resilience.

As part of PSHE there will be Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) lessons in Year 9 focussing on Healthy Relationships, Families, Growing and Changing, Puberty, Personal Hygiene, Keeping Safe, Developing SelfEsteem and Confidence. Pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions that help prepare them for relationships of all kinds in the modern world. RSE will also be taught within the Science curriculum for KS4 students and this will focus on reproduction in humans, including the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems and the effects of recreational drugs, including misuse, on behaviour, health and life-processes.

PSHE is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and governing body. Please visit the schools website for more details about our PSHE curriculum. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values. We would like to invite you to attend a remote parent information evening on Friday 9 October 2020. To find out more about what your child will learn, view the materials and resources being used in lessons and discover how
you can best support your child to discuss these topics at home.

Please read the attached Understanding Relationships – Guide for Parents. If you have any questions please complete the Google form in the link below, we will attempt to answer any questions in the remote parent information evening.

As a school community we are committed to working in partnership with parents. If you would like to find out more or discuss any concerns, we would be pleased if you would attend the remote information meeting and look forward to seeing you there.
Yours faithfully

Mr D Carpenter
Student Development Co-ordinator
Att: Understanding Relationships – Guide for Parents  – 20200924 Understanding Relationships – Guide for parents

Link to pdf file 23rd September – PHE letter to parents and guardians