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PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education

Be the great person you were meant to be

PSHE Team

Staff from all curriculum areas share the responsibility for delivering the PSHE course in Years 7 to 9. The Humanities section have overall responsibility for the successful delivery of the course.

In Year 7-9 students have two lesson of PSHE per fortnight and the subject is taught by a variety of teachers. In Year 10-11 PSHE is taught in conjunction with GCSE RS and is called Religion and Life Studies (RLS) and taught by specialist RS teachers.

Subject Overview

PSHE  stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and is a programme of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals and so become responsible members of society.

How are students assessed?

Students are assessed each term through a combination of assessment methods, including teacher and peer-assessed work.  In the summer term in both Year 7 and 8 we conduct end of year tests which help to supplement and affirm the information on student progress we have collected during the year.

How are students grouped?

All classes are mixed ability.

What home learning are we expected to do?

Students are given a range of homework tasks, which complement and extend the work done in class. Homework is set in accordance with the school homework timetable, which is given to groups at the beginning of each academic year.

How can parents help?

Parents can help by discussing topics with students and allowing them the opportunity to share and develop their opinions on the PSHE issues studied. They can also assist with research and encourage students to read through their work and learn key terms and subject specific vocabulary. Students are given a checklist at the start of each unit of work and parents can look at this with their child to ensure students have completed work on all the relevant topics.

Curriculum Breakdown

Autumn Term

  • Recipe for a friendly classroom/Emotional Intelligence
  • The Visitor
  • Personal Organisation
  • Home habits
  • Library visit
  • Citizenship
  • Anti-bullying

Spring Term

The Real Game

  • The spin game
  • The dream
  • Whats my line
  • Who am I, who are you?
  • Reality check
  • After work
  • Fair play

Summer Term

  • Drug Education
  • Campaigns NSPCC
  • Watch over me

Autumn Term

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Road safety
  • Fire
  • First aid
  • Healthy eating
  • Dental health

Spring Term

  • Citizenship – national and local issues
  • Mock elections
  • Supermarket sweep

Summer Term

  • National politics
  • Watch over me

 

Autumn term

Sex and Relationship Education

  • Sexual Bullying
  • Homosexuality
  • Consequences of Underage Sex
  • Contraception
  • DVD Pack:  Baby Borrowers

Spring term

Politics and Pressure Groups

  • What does the local council do?
  • How can you improve the local council?
  • What are political parties?
  • Who works in parliament?
  • What is the cabinet?
  • What are pressure groups?
  • Amnesty International
  • Fathers for Justice
  • Oxfam

Summer term

  • Self Image
  • Self Esteem
  • Body Image and Media
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Relaxation

In Year 10-11 PSHE is taught in conjunction with GCSE RS and is called Religion and Life Studies (RLS) and taught by specialist RS teachers.

In Year 10-11 PSHE is taught in conjunction with GCSE RS and is called Religion and Life Studies (RLS) and taught by specialist RS teachers.