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PSHE, RSE, Health & Citizenship

Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE), Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) and Health, and Citizenship




PSHE, RSE and Citizenship help pupils develop an understanding of themselves and others. They encourage them to develop individual independence skills at a level appropriate to their needs, so that they can learn to lead confident, healthy, and responsible lives in the school and beyond. Furthermore, they help pupils to;


  • Raise their self-esteem and to feel respect for others
  • Develop as individuals
  • Make good choices and decisions
  • Learn to understand themselves physically, emotionally, socially and sexually
  • Develop personal autonomy by having a degree of responsibility over their lives
  • Understand relationships with others
  • Develop their independence and an ability to feel control over their own lives.


At Rosehill, we understand the importance of these subjects, in order for pupils to make responsible and well-informed decisions in their lives. PSHE, RSE, Health and Citizenship will be taught by:


  • Developing a range of personal skills
  • Developing an understanding of sex, sexuality and relationships
  • Developing a range of values and moral issues including the importance of family life
  • Learning about biological facts related to human growth and development, incl. reproduction
  • The importance of healthy relationships
  • Fostering independence skills in areas such as; personal hygiene, personal safety, healthy eating, thinking skills, self-organisation, concentration and emotional wellbeing
  • Introducing some vocational activities at pastime and/or interest level




PSHE, RSE and Citizenship at Rosehill are a core area of the curriculum as they involve learning about acquiring and developing necessary life skills (taught at a level appropriate to a child's needs). For pupils in the Early Years, Key Stage 1-2, the emphasis is upon developing skills through a cross-curricular approach in all areas of school life. This approach is also used in Key Stage 3, but pupils here will have increased access to discrete timetabled PSHE and RSE lessons, Citizenship & Drugs Education.


Assemblies also act as one of the main ways by which we come together as an entire school community, create our positive reflective ethos and promote our values-based education. Assemblies contain times of quiet reflection that enable pupils to develop learning of values and appreciate aspirations. They often serve to develop our positive school ethos that affirms the school's identity and aspirations.

    Further Information and Evidence of Impact



    Rosehill School are taking part in an important Project called ‘All Together' where our pupils and staff will learn more:


    • What do we really mean by bullying?

    • Bullying and the law

    • Preventing, reporting/recording and responding to bullying at a school.


    What is 'All Together' and how do we take part?


    An 'All Together School 'is one that has proven its activity to reduce bullying of all children. The All Together programme has been developed over the last three years and builds upon the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s programme which saw significant positive results. Participating schools are supported on and offline to make whole school change to its anti-bullying practices, using a social model approach. The programme includes a special focus on reducing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN but aims to reduce bullying of all children and young people. It is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, with support from the Council for Disabled Children, Contact a Family and Achievement for All. Rosehill have signed up to the 'All Together bulletin', a monthly bulletin which will update our pupils and staff. Becoming an All Together School means that Rosehill is committed to Anti Bullying and we are working hard to ensure we support this champagne locally and nationally.

    For further information about PSHE, Citizenship & RSHE please contact:

    Katie Tomlinson: k.tomlinson@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk

    Joanne Ritchie: J.Ritchie@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk

    Cheryl Steele: c.steele@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk 

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