Personal, Social, Health and Economic education at GDA
From September 2020, RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) will become compulsory within schools. The reason behind this is that today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
This is why from September 2020 all secondary schools will be required to deliver RSE (Relationship and Sex Education). The government have also committed to statutory health education, meaning the majority of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education will be compulsory from 2020.
With this in mind, PSHE at George Dixon Academy has been adapted to ensure that this fits in with the new guidelines. The PSHE curriculum has been designed to suit the needs of all our students here at George Dixon Academy. By learning content linked to Health, Relationship and Sex Education allows students to understand and develop their knowledge further in this ever changing world, and to feel safe, healthy and confident as they grow into adulthood. Delivery of PSHE lessons involves many thoughtful discussions, allowing students to share their viewpoint, whist also being encouraged to listen to others. PSHE at George Dixon Academy is such a valuable subject that transfers to many other subjects studied within our curriculum. In addition, it prepares our students above and beyond, and allows their knowledge and understanding to be fully equipped within the wider world.