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established 1546

PSHE

The Personal, Social and Health Education Programme


All students have one PSHE lesson a week. The content of the PSHE programme is coordinated by the Head of Student Personal Development and is delivered by tutors and speakers from external agencies.

PSHE is most effective when supported by parents and guardians. There are links and articles pertaining to current PSHE topics in the Online Safety and Wellbeing section of the website.

The PSHE programme is organised into five strands:

- Values
- Wellbeing
- Work-related learning
- Critical Thinkers (Years 7-10) and Independent Learning (Years 11-13)
- Financial Capability

All subjects contribute to student’s personal development and some deliver specific elements that reinforce material taught as part of the PSHE programme.

The following table provides examples of topics that will be covered in each half term of Years 7-10.


Half Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

1.

Settling in
Organisation
Revision

Learning skills

Organisation
Awareness about alcohol misuse and smoking

Getting support
Online safety

Good mental health

Study skills

Fairtrade project
2.

Group work
Anti-bullying
Online safety

Rights and responsibilities

Maintaining friendships
Good mental health

Democracy

Group work

Creating a new law project

Work-related learning
Consumer rights

Gambling awareness
3.

Sex and relationships education

Anti-radicalisation

Public speaking

Stereotypes
Discrimination relating to sexual orientation and race

Online safety

Study skills

Good mental health
4.

Work-related learning

Buying branded products

Work related learning

Employability skills

Payday loans
Shopping on a budget

Gambling awareness

Employability skills
Human rights

Child sexual exploitation
5.

Empathy

Discrimination relating to disability and gender

Online safety – social media
Sex and relationships

Staying healthy

Sex and relationships
Child sexual exploitation

Employability skills

Self image
Revision planning

Sex and relationships
6.

Team work

Working outside your comfort zone

Income and qualifications
Bank accounts

Sustainability

Cultural identity
Personal identity

Recycling

Sex and relationships
Extremism and intolerance

Work-related learning

The Sex and Relationships Programme

The sex and relationships curriculum is taught through PSHE, science and RE lessons. The following table shows the topic areas covered in Years 7-12.

Year PSHE SCIENCE RE

7

Anti-bullying
Online safety
Behaviour in relationships
Puberty and feelings
Support during puberty
Anti-radicalisation
Empathy and understanding

Challenging sex discrimination

Physical changes at puberty
Human reproduction
Pregnancy
Foetal development
Birth

Being a Khalsa Sikh

8

Maintaining friendships
Self-esteem
Social media
Online safety inc. sexting
Communication within relationships
Sex is about…dispelling myths

How to stay healthy
  Rights of women in Islam

Attitude to self considered through the rejection of Muhammad finding inner peace regarding prayer in Islam.

Discussion of suffering when covering the death of Jesus

9

Getting support
Online safety
Sexting
Stereotypes
Child Sexual Exploitation
Sexually Transmitted Infection
Contraception Identity

 

RELATIONSHIPS:
Factors influencing moral choices

Human sexuality and sexual relationships, including chastity and celibacy

Married and family life

Marriage ceremonies, contracts and vows

Divorce

CONTROL OF LIFE:
Abortion

Euthanasia

Contraception

DISCRIMINATION:
Nature, implications and causes

Responses: individual/ group (including religious), society, law

All year 9/1 work considers issues from secular and Christian perspectives.

10

Child Sexual Exploitation
Self image
Pornography
Sexting
Sexual relationships
Consent
Accessing sexual health services
Responsibilities – parenting

Extremism and intolerance
Hormonal control of the menstrual cycle

IVF Combined contraceptive pill

Rights regarding gender and race

Religious teachings and their own attitudes to poverty – rights to the necessities for survival

11

Alcohol misuse
New Psychoactive Substances
Sexually Transmitted Infection
Consent
Behaviour in relationships
Illegal drugs
Making safe choices
Disclosing information to partners

Online safety
   
12

Illegal drugs
Online safety
Making safe choices
Relationships and consent

Disclosing information to partners
   

 

Related policies
Sex Education Policy
Sex Education Statement