What is PHSCE?
PHSCE education is a planned programme of learning through which pupils people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PHSCE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
With our PHSCE curriculum we aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We believe that PHSCE helps to give all pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to be happy and healthy. It supports them in leading, active independent lives and becoming informed, responsible citizens.
What is RSE?
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is now a statutory element for all schools. At Jamiatul Ummah School we approach RSE topics and education primarily thorough Islam. Pupils explore what is means to have a healthy relationship; understanding our bodies and the changes it grows through as it develops; intimacy and the rights and responsibilities of individuals. At the same time, pupils are taught about RSE from a legal perspective, about individual rights and freedoms.
At Jamitaul Ummah School, our PHSCE programme of study incorporates RSE. RSE is also explored in Science, Islamic Studies and Citizenship. We use commercial resources to deliver our PHSCE programme; however, where topics are of an RSE nature, resources developed by the Association of Muslim Schools are used in the classroom.
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.- Malala Yousafzai
The RSE elements of the programme has been devised in consultation with governors, parents, pupil and staff at Jamiatul Ummah School. The school recognises the right of parents to withdraw their children from RSE lessons. For more information, please see our policy and programme of study guide.