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Enrichment @ Boston High School  

 Enrichment at BHS, encompasses careers, RSHE (Relationship, Sex and Health Education), citizenship and finance. Careers information can be found here on our careers page.

From years 7-11, pupils have one lesson of Enrichment a fortnight covering key elements of all these areas.

This is our Enrichment curriculum for September 2022:

Both pupils and parents/carers have been consulted in the planning of Enrichment lessons and have had the opportunity to provide feedback.

 

RSHE (RELATIONSHIP, SEX AND HEALTH EDUCATION)

Timeline of RSHE development


We study RSHE to gain the knowledge and understanding to develop the confidence to make our own choices with regards to our own bodies, and to respect the choices of others.

The Department for Education has published the first changes in twenty years to relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) ready for September 2020. A full account of this guidance can be found: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education

Miss Biscoe wrote to parents and carers in March 2020 to invite them to contribute to a consultation of the RSHE curriculum, as parents and carers were provided with the suggested Enrichment curriculum plan, which pupils had already provided feedback on. Another consultation of parents and students was carried out in July of 2021. This was fed into the new plan for September 2022. Thank you to everyone who contributed their opinions.

Taking into account the opinions of our pupils, parents, carers and staff, we have now updated our RSHE curriculum, so that we can be sure our RSHE provision is appropriate for our pupils, as per the Government’s requirements around ‘protected characteristics’, based on their age, sex, gender, physical or emotional maturity, race, religious or cultural background, special educational needs or disabilities, or orientation.

 

Relationships and Sex Education will build on the teaching at primary. It aims to give our young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds. We will cover content on what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like and what makes a good friend, colleague and successful marriage or committed relationship. At the appropriate time, the focus will move to developing intimate relationships, to equip our pupils with knowledge they need to make safe, informed and healthy choices as they progress through adult life.

By the end of secondary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • families
  • respectful relationships, including friendships
  • online media
  • being safe
  • intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

Health Education aims to give our young people the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

By the end of secondary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • mental wellbeing
  • internet safety and harms
  • physical health and fitness
  • healthy eating
  • drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • health and prevention
  • basic first aid
  • changing adolescent body

 

DfE Guide: Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents

 

 

Useful websites for parents and carers for information regarding TOPICS COVERED IN RELATIONSHIPS:

Friendships – support in school 

http://www.bostonhighschool.co.uk/index.php/parents/bullying

Marriage (consensual and forced) and long-term relationships

https://www.gov.uk/browse/births-deaths-marriages/marriage-divorce

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage

Stereotypes & LGBTQ+

https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/groups-and-support/lgbt-advice-centre/parents-carers-and-families/

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/list-lgbtq-terms

Bullying – cyber bullying

https://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents/

https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-parents-and-carers/

https://www.internetmatters.org/schools-esafety/parent-online-support-pack-teachers/

https://www.childnet.com/resources

Abuse; physical, emotional & domestic 

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/

Images (nudes) & legalities

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/

Talking to parents/carers about sex and stuff…

https://www.egfl.org.uk/sites/default/files/School_effectiveness/Health-improvement/RSE/Parent%20guidance.pdf

Hate crime

https://www.cps.gov.uk/hate-crime

https://www.gov.uk/report-hate-crime

Sexual harassment & violence

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-abuse/

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/sexual-harassment

Criminal exploitation & gangs

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/gangs-criminal-exploitation/

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines

Diversity & Prejudice

https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/nine-ways-celebrate-diversity

https://respectme.org.uk/bullying/prejudice-based-bullying/

 

Useful websites for parents and carers regarding HEALTH EDUCATION:

Self-examination, personal hygiene and well being

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/personal-hygiene-for-children

Menstruation

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/periods/starting-periods/

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/menstruation.html

Resilience & stress management

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/developing-resilience/

Healthy Mind

https://positivechoices.org.au/parents/

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-guide-to-looking-after-yourself/

https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/mental_health

Smoking & Vaping

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/smoking-health-problems

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/e-cigarettes.html

Drugs & Alcohol

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-drugs-and-alcohol/]

https://www.talktofrank.com/get-help/worried-about-a-child

https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

Social media & health

https://childmind.org/article/how-using-social-media-affects-teenagers/
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/adverse-effects-of-television-commercials.aspx

Eating disorders

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eating-disorders/advice-for-parents/

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people/information-for-parents-and-carers/eating-disorders-in-young-people-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-a-z-mental-health-guide/eating-disorders/

Managing stress 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/reduce-stress/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/anxiety-in-children/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/stress-management-for-children-620504

Mental well being

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/make-it-count-guide-for-parents-and-carers

Healthy eating

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/eight-tips-for-healthy-eating/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/support/healthy-living/healthy-eating

Effects of addiction

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/

Keeping healthy

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/you-your-body/my-body/staying-healthy/

 

Useful websites for parents and carers regarding SEX EDUCATION:

https://parents.au.reachout.com/

Puberty – changes for girls and boys

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/Parenting-children-through-puberty

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/your-daughter-and-puberty/

Sex & Religion

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqd7sbk/revision/4

Cultural differences & FGM

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

Sexting and Pornography

https://www.mumsnet.com/articles/sexting-advice-for-parents

https://childlawadvice.org.uk/information-pages/sexting/

Consent

https://www.sexwise.org.uk/blog/what-consent

https://www.nhs.uk/aboutNHSChoices/professionals/healthandcareprofessionals/child-sexual-exploitation/Documents/Consent-information-leaflet.pdf

Introduction to Contraception

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/contraception

The law & sex

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-protection-system/children-the-law/

nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services/general-services/underage-sexual-activity-interagency-guidance/sex,-young-people-and-the-law/

Sexually transmitted infections including HIV & AIDS

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sexually-transmitted-infections-stis/

https://www.healthline.com/health/sexually-transmitted-diseases

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hiv-and-aids/

Sexuality

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/good-childhood-report/advice/how-to-discuss-your-childs-sexuality-with-them

Pregnancy

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/

https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/teenager-pregnant/

Keeping a baby, adoption & abortion

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/teenager-pregnant/?tabname=your-newborn

https://www.brook.org.uk/your-life/adoption/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abortion/

Sexual exploitation

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-spot-child-sexual-exploitation/

Managing sexual pressure

https://www.brook.org.uk/your-life/dealing-with-sexual-pressure/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/sexual-behaviour-children/

 

FINANCE

Useful websites for parents and carers regarding FINANCE:

https://www.fincap.org.uk/en/articles/parents

Personal finance:  budgeting

https://www.investopedia.com/personal-finance/10-tips-teach-your-child-save/

Personal finance:  saving

https://www.yourmoney.com/saving-banking/how-to-have-the-savings-talk-with-your-children/

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/corporate/you-your-kids-and-money

Personal finance: debt – consequences of gambling

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/gambling-impacts/how-can-gambling-affect-your-life/?cn-reloaded=1

Personal finance:  opening a bank account 

https://www.thebalance.com/bank-accounts-for-people-under-18-315365

https://www.money.co.uk/current-accounts/bank-accounts-for-teenagers.htm

Personal finance: mortgages, tax and national insurance

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/mortgages-a-beginners-guide

https://www.gov.uk/income-tax-rates

https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance-rates-letters

 

CITIZENSHIP

Useful websites for parents and carers regarding CITIZENSHIP:

Citizenship: Human rights

https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/what-are-human-rights/universal-declaration-of-human-rights/articles-1-15.html

Citizenship: Equality Act (2010)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act-2010/what-equality-act

Citizenship: British Values

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/guidance-on-promoting-british-values-in-schools-published

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-strategy-2011?_ga=2.159066042.1683433251.1584112080-883238969.1584112080

Citizenship: Extremism & Radicalisation

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/radicalisation/

https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/radicalisation/

Citizenship: The democratic process

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zwypxfr/revision/1
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znbrpg8/articles/z7gnkmn

Citizenship: Parliament and Laws

https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/