Who we are…
The Health, Wellbeing and Citizenship Education Hub is facilitated by senior and specialist education advisers within the Local Authority.
Our aims are to…
- Establish the needs of staff that are involved in the planning and delivery of Health, Wellbeing and Citizenship education; including: SMSC ethos; PSHE; statutory relationships, sex and health education (RSHE); emotional literacy and wellbeing; active citizenship; modern British values, including pupil voice and engagement in the democratic process.
- Provide a space for staff to share best practice and peer to peer support at three themed open hub meetings per year.
- Provide specialist led guidance, support and INSET around all aspects of Health, Wellbeing and Citizenship Education.
What we do…
The main focus for 2019/2020 open Hub meetings is to support schools and settings in their preparations for when relationships, health and sex education becomes a statutory part of the curriculum in September 2020. (All key stages, across all Maintained and Academy settings.)
Participants have indicated that they require guidance to support their preparations as follows:
- Clarity about the facts and expectations, from consultation and planning stages through to curriculum mapping and delivery.
- Setting up task and finish groups to inform and drive change forward.
- Conducting a Policy review that meets new expected standards
- Development of programmes of study that meet the needs of learners
- Lesson planning and delivery: what extra is required?
- Assessment of learning: what is required and when?
- Meeting the needs of staff: consultation and identifying CPD needs.
- Identifying quality assured local resource to support delivery.
To support schools and settings in their planning and development, the Health, Wellbeing and Citizenship Education Hub is in the process of providing a series of targeted open Hub meetings. Since July 2019, we have delivered two sessions that have attracted to a total of 95 participants from 34 different Primary, Secondary and SEND settings.
The focus for the first two meetings were:
Session 1: ( July 2019)
Preparation for Statutory Relationships, Sex and Health education: Step by step guidance and resources to support preparations for statutory RSHE.
Session 2: ( October 2019)
Preparation for Statutory Relationships, Sex and Health education: Early planning and problem solving workshop.
The remaining Open Hub Meetings for the 2019/20 academic year will continue to focus on supporting schools and settings in preparing for statutory RSHE. As follows:
Session 3: ( 13th February 2020)
Preparation for Statutory Relationships, Sex and Health education: How to include sexual orientation and gender into the Primary RSHE curriculum and how to approach teaching and learning.
Session 4: (9th July 2020) Preparation for Statutory Relationships, Sex and Health education:The content for this session will be determined, according to need, following the February open hub meeting.
Open Hub meetings are held at Windsor House Tavistock Rd. PL65UF from 16.00 until 18.00.
Additional support, guidance and training is available on a traded services basis, for further information contact the Hub Lead, Jono Madeley.
How to get involved…
The open hub is available to staff that are involved in the planning and/or delivery of Health, Wellbeing and Citizenship education.
Jono Madeley – Leadership Associate
Heather Ogburn – Senior Education Adviser