R.E.A.L - Religious, Ethical & Life-Long Learning

incorporating Personal, Social and Health Education

At Clacton County High School, we take pride in our varied and interesting REAL "Religious, Ethical & Life-Long Learning" and PSHE provision. This takes the form of mini-sessions, delivered during form periods, and through a series of REAL days each academic year. These are related to our Religious, Ethical and Lifelong Learning programme and form part of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) elements of our curriculum.

PSHEE helps students to explore and reflect on complex, sometimes everyday circumstances, but also brings a focus to broader societal and global issues allowing them to develop their own values and attitudes. Students are also encouraged to identify and articulate feelings and emotions, learn to manage new or difficult situations positively and form and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people. PSHEE makes a major contribution to the promotion of personal development.

During morning form-time sessions, form groups focus on the four British Values; respect for other religions and cultures, democracy, the rule of law, and individual liberty. Form teachers use a variety of media including interactive presentations and video, as well as discussion questions, in order to further the understanding that students have of these important aspects of life in Britain. Certain Year 10 students are given the opportunity to take part in the Youth Health Champion scheme, spending two days at a training course in Colchester and gaining a Level 1 health qualification, before bringing their knowledge back to school by way of student-led assemblies and other activities.

During REAL Days, students spend time off-timetable in order to study topics that affect their real lives. During the 2017-18 school year, REAL Days will be covering a variety of topics including:
World Human Rights Day
• Relationships Education & Teen Pregnancy/Parenting
• Extremism
• An introduction to Sign Language
• Internet safety
• First Aid Training
• Ethics - Animal Testing & Human Rights
• An introduction to the Open University
• Money - including payday loans and creating a budget
• Careers - CV writing, careers fair, options available post-16
British Sign Language• Revision Techniques

Our REAL Days also frequently involve guest speakers
and presenters from groups such as:

• Prison, Me? No Way!
• Stonewall - Lesbian, Gay and Transgender
• Essex Road Safety
• Essex Fire Service

As part of a whole school approach we aim to equip students with the qualities and attributes they will require to thrive as individuals, as family members and also as members of society. In a nutshell, we provide the pupils with knowledge, impartial information and advice, in order for them to make informed choices about leading a safe and healthy lifestyle. The skills developed from the REAL sessions are transferred across all curriculum areas and are key to developing responsible young adults who are able to make appropriate choices in later life.

For detailed information follow the link to our - PSHE Policy

National Healthy Eating Week

During the annual National Healthy Eating Week our students were tasked with completing five health related challenges…Click on each challenge to find out more...
National Healthy Eating Week - June 12th to 16th