PSHE – Personal Social Health and Economic Education
RSE – Relationship and Sex Education
PSHE &RSE Subject Leader and Mental Health Champion: Mrs Weighell
At Trinity Academy, it is our intent to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to assist all children and young people to stay healthy, safe and be prepared for life in modern Britain. The PSHE and RSE curriculum allows us to support our students through their physical, emotional and moral development. Helping them to better understand and respect themselves and others, and to build and sustain healthy relationships. Gaining these valuable skills, pupils are better equipped to achieve their academic potential, and become caring, responsible and confident citizens.
Our PSHE and RSE program of study is taken from the North Yorkshire statements and delivered throughout the school curriculum. The three main core themes of our PSHE programme of study focuses are:
Relationships Education: Families and People Who Care for Me; Caring Friendships, Respectful Relationships; Online Relationships; and Being Safe.
Health and Wellbeing: Mental Wellbeing; Internet Safety; Physical Health and Fitness; Healthy Eating; Drugs and Alcohol Education; Health and Prevention of Injury – Basic First Aid; and Changing Adolescent Bodies.
Living in the Wider World: Respect for Self and Others; Rights and Responsibilities; Diversity of Groups and Communities; The Importance of Respecting and Protecting the Environment; and Economic Education.
At Trinity Academy, PSHE and RSE objectives are taught in a variety of ways: they are represented in our school ethos and holistic approach to daily life in school; taught through discrete subject lessons; discussed within ‘circle time’; and explored during Collective Worship and other curriculum subjects where appropriate. We believe that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn and achieve their potential, and our PSHE and RSE curriculum enhances these safe practices throughout our school life.
Finally, we encourage all pupils to contribute positively to school life and the wider community in many ways: Becoming ‘Play Leaders’; joining the School Council; taking part in fundraising events; and helping to support local nominated charities and food banks.
We are delighted to say that we are introducing the Thrive Approach into our school with our first qualified thrive practitioner, Mrs Partridge.Thrive promotes positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in children and young people. It has been developed over the past 25 years, with its architects drawing from a wealth of experience in social work, psychotherapy and education. The Thrive Approach draws on the latest research from current neuroscience, recent attachment research, current studies of effective learning and current models of child development. It is a therapeutic approach to help support children with their emotional and social development. It offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs.
Why might my child attend a Thrive session?
Many children experience difficulties during their time at school. These may include:
- Difficulties with friendships.
- Getting into trouble at playtime.
- Finding it hard to settle in the classroom.
- Finding it difficult to manage their strong feelings.
- Not knowing who to turn to when feelings are too big to manage on their own.
These situations can lead to many different feelings which may seem overwhelming at times. They might include: anger, frustration, sadness, loneliness, confusion or anxiety. All these feelings are very normal and happen to a lot of children. The Thrive sessions are to help children learn to manage their feelings and teach them strategies that will help promote their learning at school.
Thrive and Sensory Room
In support of this approach, we have developed a Thrive and Sensory room within school.
For more information about the Thrive approach see the website
You may also like to look at Thrive on twitter.