We aim to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.
- develop self-confidence and self-esteem, and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues.
- become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society.
- develop their sense of self worth by playing a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.
- learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
- develop employability skills including communication, creativity and aspirational goal setting.
Year 7 PSHE
What will I learn?
Half Term 1: Me and my space: Settling in; hopes & fears; homework; empathy; why do people get bullied, cyber bullying; why do people bully
Half Term 2: Human rights: What are human rights? UN declaration of human rights; you and your rights; Rights in other countries; send my friend to school; personality & difference; being different
Half term 3: Diversity: Multiculturalism in the UK, diversity, The Commonwealth, The life of Queen Elizabeth, Commonwealth day
Half Term 4: Our community: What is the EU; Impact of the EU on the UK; How does a member country leave the EU?; Brexit
Half Term 5: Me and my money: Needs & wants; to save or not to save; what sort of spender are you? pocket money; payday loans & bad decisions; budgeting for life
Half Term 6: Me and my body: puberty 1; body story; emotional side to puberty
Year 8 PSHE
What will I learn?
Half Term 1: Our World: you will learn about prejudice; how your personal wellbeing can be affected by the world around you; what disability mean to someone’s everyday life, how you could cope and how our community could change to be more accessible.
Half Term 2: Stereotypes & Diversity: you will learn about ageism and how it can affect people; what loneliness can mean; what Alzheimer’s is and how it can affect people; you will plan and host an event for the elderly in the village
Half term 3: Healthy Relationships: you will learn about the different types of relationship; our responsibilities as a friend; how best to communicate and deal with issues and with emotions
Half Term 4: Being the Difference: you will learn about being a good citizen; are you a giver or a taker; human impacts on the community; design a community; lives not knives; women who made a difference
Half Term 5: British Politics: you will learn about the types of government, elections, manifestos & voting; the circles of power within the UK; our MPs; local and regional government; who makes our laws.
You will also learn how to revise and effective use of time in preparation for exams.
Half Term 6: Personal Safety: You will continue the work previously covered on friendships to include boyfriend/ girlfriend relationships; sexual relationships; the basics of contraception; STIs; sexual bullying.
Year 9 PSHE
What will I learn?
Half Term 1: My Health & Identity: who am I? body image; how people are portrayed in the media; how the media manipulates images and the problems this can cause, e.g. eating disorders. We finish with the Dove self-esteem project and healthy eating.
Half Term 2: Healthy Relationships: what is a healthy relationship? impact of peer pressure; emotional relationships and sexual relationships – pregnancy facts & myths, STIs and contraception.
Half term 3: Debt, risk taking & personal choice: why we take risks; the impact that bad choices could have on our future; how we can keep safe on the internet and on our phones.
Half Term 4: Future Choices: option choices of GCSE subjects; how we make choices & linking likes to choices. You will investigate careers using SMART online and look into your future hopes.
Half Term 5: Why do people use drugs?: you will learn about the different types of drugs and their impact on our bodies – tobacco, alcohol, caffeine & illegal drugs; why people get addicted; how we can support friends who may be involved with drugs.
Half Term 6: Personal Safety: you will learn about discussing our feelings, how we can cope with stress and react to stressful situations. You will learn about the most common mental health concerns of eating disorders, panic attacks, depression and anxiety; how to spot the symptoms, how to improve our mental health and support that of our friends.
Years 10, 11
What will I learn?
The course is designed to help students prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The programme covers topics and issues related to study skills; work related learning and guidance; health and relationship education; protecting your rights; the media in our society; citizenship and personal development.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a mixture of teacher led discussion, classroom based activities and talks from outside speakers. We invite visiting speakers from several different organisations and work with the police and local employers to try and make the subject as interactive as possible.
How will I be assessed?
PSHE is a non-examined course; however students are encouraged to assess their own learning through practical activities and working through real life situations
Possible Careers/Future Pathways:
PSHE will help you to think about careers that may suit you in the future and give you practical help on how to get into them. You will also be able use skills you learn in PSHE to maximise your potential in the workplace.
Through PSHE you will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes you need to keep yourself healthy and safe, and prepare for life in the wider world.