The Wellbeing programme (PSHE) at The Hazeley Academy

Wellbeing at The Hazeley Academy.

Dear Parent/Carer

As part of the Wellbeing programme (PSHE) at The Hazeley Academy we have developed a programme of lessons that will enable our students to become well educated and informed young people with a social conscience and knowledge about the world around them.

Much of the Wellbeing topics are touched on in curriculum areas across the school and this year will be further enhanced  through a series of tutor time activities, drop down lessons (one lesson is take over for Wellbeing once a month) and drop down days (whole day collapse of the normal curriculum).

If you are able to attend the “Welcome to the Year” evenings you will receive a breakdown of what the year group, relevant to your child, are studying this year. We will as a whole school be looking at topics such as; bullying, honour and remembrance, mental health and working toward achieving the Unicef Rights Respecting School Award.

For this first half term we will be focusing on careers education across the school in tutor sessions. There will be a drop down day for year 8 and 13 looking at the Unicef work and several drop down lessons looking into Sex and Relationships Education, appropriate to their age group.

We will endeavour to keep you informed of what is happening each term through Wellbeing newsletters and information can be found on the website in the Wellbeing blog.

Nowadays there is a vast amount of, sometimes confusing, information about relationships and sex on the internet, on TV, in magazines, etc which young people may have access to, and this can sometimes make an already confusing time seem even more complicated!

The purpose of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect. It should develop understanding and attitudes which will help pupils to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner and to appreciate the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.

The key aims of SRE are to:

  • Provide accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood.
  • Establish an awareness of the importance of stable family life and relationships, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.
  • Foster self-awareness and self-esteem.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others.

Parents can choose to withdraw their children from all or part of sex education; if you wish to do so please complete the form in the letter and return to student services by 13th September 2017.

Yours sincerely

Kirsty Bowers

Lead Leaner Health and Wellbeing

This letter can be viewed as a pdf here