The Slough secondary school PSHE network was set up in response to a request from Slough Youth Parliament to try and bring a more co-ordinated approach to PSHE across the Slough schools, particularly in the face of upcoming changes to the curriculum in the area of Relationships and Sex Education.
Slough Association of Secondary Heads have asked Daniel Mace from Langley Grammar and Tom Shepheard from Wexham to take the lead on a Slough PSHE network, together with Giovanni Ferri from Slough Borough Councils Young People’s Service.
The first meeting of the network took place in January 2018, when a number of subject leaders and deputy head teachers met representatives of Slough Youth Parliament at Herschel Grammar and discussed setting up the network as well as a range of specific questions that were submitted to the governments’ review of Relationships and Sex Education. The network also agreed for:
- All the co-ordinators and leaders to meet once each term,
- To audit our current provision across all the schools and use that information to start moving towards creating sort of ‘core content’ with a common set of timings and themes,
- To create a network that shares ideas / teaching resources / co-ordinates cross-school events.
The network used the results of the audit to move forward with creating a draft for an aligned curriculum. We decided that perhaps we just aim for a very small amount of aligned content and gradually use the Slough Network meetings to move things around and bring them in alignment as we go, for example to include the healthy choices programme (from Lime Engage) which is currently being co-designed with secondary schools, and will then be piloted before being rolled out for Year 7’s from September 2019.
Last Network Meeting
Wednesday 6th February 2019 – 2-3.30 at Beechwood School
Next Network Meeting - TBC
If you would like to know more about the work of the network, who is represented from your school or if you would like to attend the next meeting on 6th February, please contact Giovanni Ferri by emailing Giovanni.Ferri@slough.gov.uk or alternatively call on 01753 875510.
Primary and Secondary Schools
- Making sense of relationships - Subject(s) RSE including transition; consent, online friendships, online safety, sharing sexual images
- Rise Above - Subject(s) Anti-bullying, Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Media & Digital Literacy, RSE, Safety (including Physical and Online)
- Health from Here to Where - Subject(s) Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles
- #Knifefree - Subject(s) Safety (including Physical and Online)
- It's Not OK- Subject(s) RSE including CSE, online safety and sexting
- Subject(s) Emotional Wellbeing and mental Health, Healthy lifestyles, Drugs and Alcohol, Relationships