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Innovation and Impact days provide an opportunity for the host school to share aspects of their practice with colleagues from other special schools. Through discussion, networking and seeing practice in action delegates can deepen their understanding of practice, ask questions of their own practice and in turn further develop their practice.
Focus of day
With the statutory guidance on RSE and Health Education due to come into force in 2020 – and the desire that as many schools will begin to implement this from September 2019 – it is an ideal time for schools to focus on their PHSE curriculum. The curriculum is broad and the focus of the day will be in particular on aspects of RSE, Physical Health and Mental Well-being. The recent report by the Public Health England on Physical activity for general health benefits in disabled adults makes for salutary reading.”Disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive when compared to non-disabled people.” We know that obesity continues as a major issue for adults with learning disabilities. What are we doing in schools to prepare our young people for the future? Good PHSE education can equip them for the rest of their lives.
- Welcome and introduction to the day. The PHSE curriculum
- The RSE curriculum, content, delivery, resources, working with parents
- This will also include internet safety.
- Classroom observations of RSE
- Mental Well Being
- Physical Health
- Networking and next steps to support colleagues
Oak Field School and Sports College
Oak Field School and Sports College provides for 170 pupils aged 3-19 with severe, profound and complex learning and physical difficulties in the City of Nottingham. The school aims to be outward facing, working with many partners and stakeholders in our community. Over the last 35 years the school has developed its PHSE programme in particular in the area of Relationship and Sex Education. It has produced a wide range of resources and programmes of support for the young people and their families. In 2017 Oak Field School was recognised by FPA and Brook for delivering innovative sex and relationship education to young people – “We hope that the programme delivered by Oak Field School will be replicated across the country”
The school looks to provide a broad and exciting curriculum in which pupils can develop and hone their knowledge and skills in PHSE. The school has particular strengths in the Arts and Physical Education.