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Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

The PSHCE curriculum – following national curriculum guidance – aims for all students to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, making progress and achieving.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Mrs Mallon

Head of PSHCE & RE

PSHCE forms a part of the core curriculum accessed by all students throughout years 7 – 11.

Core Themes

  • Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability bringing together careers education, work-related learning and financial capability.
  • Personal Wellbeing makes a significant contribution to a student’s personal development and character. It creates a focus on the social and emotional aspects of effective learning, such as self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
  • Citizenship Education helps to develop social and moral responsibility, community involvement and political literacy.

Years 7 and 8
In Years 7 and 8, students receive one 50 minute lesson each week.  The curriculum is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all students, promoting their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.

Lessons are enhanced by the involvement of external agencies that specialise in key areas of the curriculum including Personal Finance, Personal Health and Safety, Drugs Education, Relationships and Parenting Education.  The core themes are revisited throughout Key stages 3 and 4 as part of our spiralling curriculum and students are given regular opportunities to develop and consolidate their knowledge.

Years 9, 10 and 11
PSHCE is combined with Religious Education in Years 9, 10 and 11 to form the ‘PR’ Curriculum, creating a cross-curricular course. Students will cover the majority of content from both courses within a weekly 50 minute lesson. The remaining provision is taught during form time with delivery coming from form tutors.

Citizenship

‘Active Citizenship’ is encouraged across the whole school, with students’ actively participating and recording citizenship activities in their personal planners that will inform their Personal Statements in year 11.  Citizenship is embedded within the PSHCE curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9 and students are involved in self evaluation of their progress across the range of topics studied.  Teacher assessment based on students’ performance across Key Stage 3 are recorded each year and formally reported to parents/ guardians as an End of Key stage level in year 9.

Homework

Homework is not generally set for PSHCE although there is encouragement of maintaining an awareness of current news and global incidents concerning citizenship, and personal health issues.

The PSHCE curriculum – following national curriculum guidance – aims for all students to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, making progress and achieving.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Mrs Mallon

Head of PSHCE & RE

Autumn Term

Introduction to the 5 ways to Well-Being

School Structure

Settling in to a new school

Railway Safety

Road safety as a pedestrian and passenger

What makes a good friend

Anti-Bullying Week

British Values

Relationships and Sex Education:

– Puberty

Changes in Boys/Girls

The Underwear Rule

Personal Hygiene

 

Spring Term

Diversity in our community

Drugs Education:

– Smoking

Volatile substances

Alcohol

Safer Internet Day

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

How to prepare for exams

The Sleep Factor

Stress from Social Media and Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

National Careers Week

 

Summer Term

Economic Education

Mental Health Awareness Week

Oral Hygiene

First Aid – Basic First Aid, Recovery Position, CPR

Autumn Term

Diversity in the UK –and Ethnic Stereotyping

The United Nations (UN)

The United Nations Convention the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

British Values

Anti-Bullying Week

Understanding feelings

Reacting to emotional situations

Family

Spring Term

Drugs Education:

– Legal and Illegal drugs

Social and Emotional effects

Cannabis

Managing situations

Safer Internet Day

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Economic Education

 

Relationships and Sex Education:

Healthy Relationships

The Underwear Rule

Menstrual Cycle

 

Summer Term

Conception

Contraception

Pregnancy Myths

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Homelessness

In Year 9 and upward, the PSHCE and Religious Studies lessons are combined to form the PR Curriculum.

These lessons are delivered by the PSHCE/PR team. Each student will have one 50 minute curriculum lesson per week (outlined below), delivered by the PSHCE teaching team and two 15 minute registration sessions per week, delivered by Form Tutors.

The Personal, Social, Health Citizenship and Education curriculum has three strands — health & wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

This is a spiralling curriculum with strands re-visited each year allowing for students to build on and extend their knowledge through the use of age appropriate materials and resources.

Specialist speakers are used to enhance the curriculum across a range of topics.

Autumn Term

Belief about Deity:

The 4 Os

Reasons for belief in God

The Cosmos Argument

The Design Argument

What is a Miracle?

Good and Evil

Natural and Moral Evil

The Problem of Evil

Personal Safety:

Knife Crime

Equality:

Gender Discrimination

Prejudice and discrimination

Martin Luther King

The Civil Rights Movement

Racism and Forgiveness

 

Spring Term

Equality:

Identity – LGBTQ+

Racism:

Key Events in Race Relations in the UK

Race Relations

Respecting Rights – FGM

The State of Race Relations in the UK Today

Safer Internet Day

Politics:

What is Democracy?

Political Parties in the UK

How does Parliament work?

Electoral Systems

Manifesto

Party Political Broadcasts

 

Summer Term

Relationships and Sex Education:

Introduction to relationships

Marriage/Civil Partnerships

Abusive Relationships

Consent

Delay – Are you ready?

Sexually Transmitted infections

Contraception

Pregnancy

Child Sexual Exploitation:

Exploitation

Grooming

Sexting

Sexualisation

In Year 9 and upward, the PSHCE and Religious Studies lessons are combined to form the PR Curriculum.

These lessons are delivered by the PSHCE/PR team. Each student will have one 50 minute curriculum lesson per week, delivered by the PSHCE teaching team and two 15 minute registration sessions per week (outlined below), delivered by Form Tutors.

The Personal, Social, Health Citizenship and Education curriculum has three strands — health & wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

This is a spiralling curriculum with strands re-visited each year allowing for students to build on and extend their knowledge through the use of age appropriate materials and resources.

Specialist speakers are used to enhance the curriculum across a range of topics.

 

Autumn Term

5 ways to Well-being

Law and Society:

Life on a dessert island

The need for rules in communities

Anti-social behaviour

Anti-Bullying week

Parents’ Evening Preparation

 

Spring Term

Careers research

Safer Internet Day

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

The message of Easter

My Money Week

 

Summer Term

Mental Health Awareness Week

Economic Education

In Year 10 and upward, the PSHCE and Religious Studies lessons are combined to form the PR Curriculum.

These lessons are delivered by the PSHCE/PR team. Each student will have one 50 minute curriculum lesson per week (outlined below), delivered by the PSHCE teaching team and two 15 minute registration sessions per week, delivered by Form Tutors.

The Personal, Social, Health Citizenship and Education curriculum has three strands — health & wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

This is a spiralling curriculum with strands re-visited each year allowing for students to build on and extend their knowledge through the use of age appropriate materials and resources.

Specialist speakers are used to enhance the curriculum across a range of topics.

Autumn

Morality:

What is morality?

Moral responsibility

Personal Safety

On the roads as a pedestrian and passenger in a vehicle

Knife Crime

Careers Education:

Making informed choices

Employment Law

Equal Opportunities

Careers research

Is Religion dangerous?

Dangers of religion

Terrorism

War

 

Spring

During the Spring and Summer terms, students will study one 4 week module of each of the following:

Abusive relationships:

What is Domestic Violence?

Identifying controlling behaviours

Why people stay

How to help yourself and others

Homelessness:

Causes

Stereotypes

Lisa’s story

Support

Drugs Education:

Consequences of drugs use

Alcohol

Sexual health and drugs use

 

 

Summer

Work Experience preparation:

How to make a good impression

Making the most of the experience

Benefits of a placement

Writing to your employer

Log book

Reflection on work experience

Completion of work experience statement for Progress Files

Thank you letter to employer

In Year 10 and upward, the PSHCE and Religious Studies lessons are combined to form the PR Curriculum.

These lessons are delivered by the PSHCE/PR team. Each student will have one 50 minute curriculum lesson per week, delivered by the PSHCE teaching team and two 15 minute registration sessions per week (outlined below), delivered by Form Tutors.

The Personal, Social, Health Citizenship and Education curriculum has three strands — health & wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

This is a spiralling curriculum with strands re-visited each year allowing for students to build on and extend their knowledge through the use of age appropriate materials and resources.

Specialist speakers are used to enhance the curriculum across a range of topics.

 

Autumn

Prepare to succeed:

The key to success

Study behaviours

Study skills

Assessments and tests – how to approach them

Religion in the Global Media

Anti-bullying week

 

Summer

Citizenship:

Elections and voting

Parliament and government

UK legal system

How laws are made in the UK

Safer Internet Day

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

 

Summer

Resilience

What is it?

How can we build more resilience?

Mind over matter

Revision

In Year 11 and upward, the PSHCE and Religious Studies lessons are combined to form the PR Curriculum.

These lessons are delivered by the PSHCE/PR team. Each student will have one 50 minute curriculum lesson per week (outlined below), delivered by the PSHCE teaching team and two 15 minute registration sessions per week, delivered by Form Tutors.

The Personal, Social, Health Citizenship and Education curriculum has three strands — health & wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

This is a spiralling curriculum with strands re-visited each year allowing for students to build on and extend their knowledge through the use of age appropriate materials and resources.

Specialist speakers are used to enhance the curriculum across a range of topics.

 

Autumn

Progress Files:

Work Experience statement

Completing a CV

Progression Plan

Relationships, Sex and Health Education:

Relationships – expectations, values

Breast Cancer – signs and symptoms

Cervical Cancer – signs and symptoms

Transition from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5

Human Rights – Rwanda Genocide

 

Spring

Progress Files:

Personal statement

Beliefs and concepts:

What do religions say?

Islam and Christianity

 Women in Religion:

The Ministry

Women and equality

Inspirational women

Animal Rights:

Christian beliefs about animal rights

Protest and pressure groups supporting animal rights

 

Autumn

5 ways to Well-being

Economic Education:

Life choices

Bank accounts

Bank statements

Continuing Education:

Future Choices

Use of Unifrog

Sixth Form applications

Anti-bullying week

Environmentalism:

Problems facing the environment.

Ways of preserving and protecting the environment

Religious responses to environmental problems; Christianity and Buddhism

 

Spring

Careers research

Safer Internet Day

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Citizenship:

MPs, local and Regional Government, International Relationships