The RSHE and Wellbeing Curriculum at Westminster has been designed so that important themes, as outlined in our RSE Policy and beyond, are revisited throughout a pupil’s time at Westminster. In doing so, key messages will be reinforced and built upon each year at developmentally appropriate stages.
In broad terms, the curriculum is divided into three themes, including lessons on:
- Health and Wellbeing: puberty, mental health, resilience, keeping active, and healthy eating.
- Relationships: respectful and healthy relationships (both online and offline), kindness and sex education.
- Living in the Wider World: career planning, financial literacy and exploring our rights and responsibilities.
It is such that, through a variety of mediums, we aim to support parents and carers in equipping their children to develop into successful and happy adults.
Our aim is to help our pupils to: respect differences of attitudes and opinions; challenge discrimination and stereotypes; develop resilience to be able to recover from setbacks and challenging periods in their lives; build the capacity to forge positive relationships in their lives; understand intimacy, including romantic and sexual intimacy; know how to access support and advice around all aspects of health (sexual, mental or physical); and have a basic understanding of the law (including the Equality Act 2010) as relates to relationships, consent and sexual activity.