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At JKHS, the PSHE and RSE curriculum is thoughtfully planned and delivered to students in dedicated RESPECT lessons three times per fortnight. The sessions are delivered by tutors as part of tutor time which runs from 8.45am to 9.15am. This means that students are supported through these lessons, often discussing sensitive and complex topics, by the staff member who knows them best. These lessons aim to ensure that our learners have the skills and resilience to lead healthy and productive lives when they leave us.

RESPECT is an intrinsic part of any student’s education. High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of this subjects helps prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences of adult life. RESPECT involves acquiring information, developing skills, and forming positive beliefs, values, and attitudes. 

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs Rachael Harries: Lead on RESPECT curriculum
Key Stage 3 RESPECT

Students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes, and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. This curriculum acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. They learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media.

Key Stage 4 RESPECT

Students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during key stage 3. The RESPECT education offered at KS4 at JKHS reflects that learners are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others and we take pride in knowing we are preparing them for the next chapter of their lives. In this phase, students will learn more about topics such as substance use and abuse, healthy relationships, and British Values.


Useful link: RESPECT roadmaps