Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Our PSHE curriculum is coordinated by Miss Gemma Brown and delivered by a range of teachers.
The main aims of PSHE are to:
promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, an prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Below is a list of the topics covered in each year group:
Year 7 The school community, peace, friendship, respect, bullying, health and hygiene, smoking, mental health, puberty and relationships, learning to learn, saving and careers.
Year 8 Careers, self-esteem, health including drugs and alcohol, citizenship including democracy, crime, animal rights, immunisations, gambling, giving money, business skills, extremism and radicalisation, basic first aid skills, buddying/mentor training, diversity and difference, international awareness.
Year 9 Stereotypes, British values, the courts, personal safety, mental health, option choices, cyber bullying, contraception, pregnancy and family life, human rights, sexting, sex and the law including FGM, emotional resilience, eating disorders, study skills, wages and the economy.
Year 10 Healthy lifestyles including avoidance of sexually transmitted infections, work experience, careers, domestic violence, divorce, bereavement, confidence, stereotyping, personal safety, relationships, addiction, mental health, self-harm, suicide, British values, peace, the UN, consumer rights and lending/borrowing money.
Year 11 Pregnancy – health, choices – such as abortion and adoption, faith and culture views on sex and relationships, consent and the law, contraception, pornography and the media, fertility, HIV and AIDS, the British Legion, giving blood, male and female cancers, study skills, cosmetic surgery, impact of drugs and alcohol, radicalism, extremism and honour crimes, budgeting, student finance, careers, driver safety, first aid and revision skills.
All year groups will cover issues of “difference and accepting others” as well as Sex and Relationships Education, Drugs Education and Financial Capability.
We often have visiting speakers in PSHE lessons or related assemblies for example LoveWise, KidSafe, police and fire service as well as local medical professionals.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you have an area of expertise that you feel you could contribute to PSHE lessons.
Various policies linked to PSHE are available on the school website. If you have any questions or comments about the delivery/content of our PSHE curriculum please don’t hesitate to contact Miss Brown.