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The aim of RBA (Respect Believe Achieve) lessons (also known as PSHE) is to make sure that children and young people have the skills they need to grow up as healthy individuals, who can make informed decisions about their lives.

RBA is the study of Personal, Health, Social and Economic Education. It is central to the development of our pupils as it provides them with the ability to grow in confidence as young people and become informed, thoughtful, responsible, healthy and safe members of society. The Academy not only teaches this lesson as a timetabled subject, but also invites outside speakers to contribute. Some RBA topics are also discussed during form time. Pupils will think critically and gain knowledge and understanding of the following:

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is a compulsory part of RBA and PSHE. SRE is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. It does not promote early sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation. It is delivered in a sensitive way that is appropriate to the age of pupils. The academy has an obligation to educate pupils on the biological aspects of human growth and reproduction that are essential elements of National Curriculum Science.

SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural development) is woven into all of the themes of RBA and PSHE. As pupils examine their own lives and reflect on their actions, feelings, opinions, thoughts and their own identities. Pupils also consider the lives of others, for example when appreciating diversity in society, or an appreciation that democracy gives a voice to others. The British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and respect for people of other faiths are also closely linked to RBA and PSHE. This allows pupils to understand that their own rights and the rights of others are fundamental to being part of British society.

Key Stage 3

When your child attends Rose Bridge Academy they will study a wide range of topics at key stage 3 such as:

Key Stage 4

When your child attends Rose Bridge Academy they will study a wide range of topics at key stage 3 such as:

Links with agencies and services

RBA lessons rely heavily on the many services for young people available within Wigan. As part of the RBA curriculum, guest speakers are invited to the academy to support the main message of each topic. The following services work in partnership with the academy and are planned to visit this academic year-