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PSHE, RSE & Citizenship

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.


Citizenship develops knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils need to play a full part in society as active and responsible citizens. Pupils learn about politics, parliament and voting as well as human rights, justice, the law and the economy. They also learn the skills of active citizenship. Teaching is brought to life using real issues and events in local to global contexts.


Here at Danesfield Middle School we tailor PSHE and Citizenship lessons to pupils needs and use them to help inform our pupils with the best information that will keep them safe and healthy. We respond to issues that may arise in the news and look at local, national and global topics giving our pupils the opportunity to voice concerns and feel empowered to make a difference to the world in which they live.


RSE Curriculum

From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales teach Relationship and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.  We are required to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) as part of our curriculum for our KS3 children and Relationship and Health Education for our KS2 children.  High quality RSE help create a safe school community in which our pupils can grow, learn and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life.


As part of developing our RSE curriculum, we will consult parents, children and governors on our RSE policy and planned provision in years 5 to 8 during the early part of this academic year.

Please read the following documents that help explain the changes to the curriculum.


RSE- Primary Schools- Guide for Parents

RSE- Secondary Schools- Guide for Parents


If you wish to carry out further reading around RSE, the following document may be of use to you:

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education - National Curriculum