PSHRE Consultation

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News • 23/11/23

As a part of our educational offer at Burnage Academy for Boys, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health, Relationship and Economic (PSHRE) education programme.

PSHRE education is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. Lessons include teaching about: healthy relationships, including friendships and intimate relationships; families; growing and changing, including puberty; personal hygiene; changing feelings; becoming more independent; keeping safe and consent; developing self-esteem and confidence.

PSHRE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly. Please visit the school’s website: PSHRE Curriculum for more detail about our curriculum. All PSHRE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.  

Following Local Authority guidance from Manchester City Council, we are undertaking a consultation on PSHRE throughout November and December 2024. As part of our consultation process, we are inviting caregivers to attend an information meeting, to find out more about what their child will learn, view the materials and resources being used in lessons and discover how they can best support their child to discuss these topics at home.

As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents; most feedback indicates that parents are highly supportive of our PSHRE offer. Following the information sessions, an electronic form will be shared with families so that feedback can be provided.

We recommend that all stakeholders are familiar with the government’s statutory guidance on RSE that outlines what every young person should know by the end of secondary school. This is available here.  

The consultation survey closes at 9am on Thursday 21st December, however, there will be further opportunities for engagement and updates throughout the year as necessary.

A copy of our letter to parents and carers can be downloaded here.