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PSHME

Personal, Social, Health and Moral Education at the RGS is a cross-curricular theme that incorporates Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development, Citizenship Education, Health Education, and Sex and Relationships Education.

Central to the RGS is the belief that the education provided is not only about the gaining of knowledge and the acquiring of essential skills, but that it is also about the personal development of each student, in the fullest sense, so that they leave at the end of their schooling with the skills to be a happy, healthy and contributing member of society. PSHME plays a key part in providing opportunities for boys to develop in this way.

PSHME is delivered in a number of ways within and outside the taught curriculum. All boys in the First to Fifth Forms have dedicated Tutor time in which they follow a programme of PSHME, appropriate to their age, which is usually taught by the Form Tutor, but which also calls on the expertise of the School Nurse, or others, when relevant. Many of the themes are covered as part of the curricula of academic departments, particularly those of Religion and Philosophy, Integrated Science and Biology.

A number of off-timetable PSHME events are put in place to supplement the usual delivery, so that boys have an opportunity to focus on particular topics such as Sex and Relationships, Substance Abuse and Mental Health issues. The co-ordinator of PSHME and Citizenship works closely with the Deputy Head (Pupils) and Heads of Year to ensure that these events are complemented by a relevant programme of assemblies and year group activities, including events aimed at informing and supporting parents in dealing with some of these issues.

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