PSHE

“It’s the little things that citizens do. That’s what will make the difference.” - Wangari Maathai

 

PSHE Is...

A platform which enables pupils to gain insight into and develop the skills and attributes they need to ensure that they keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life beyond school. Our aim is to equip students to become self-sufficient, active and responsible members of their local and global communities.  British Values, character education and personal development sit at the heart of our curriculum. 

Through PSHE we encourage pupils to consider a wide range of moral, social and cultural issues that are a part of being an adolescent.  We discuss current affairs and topical issues, especially around identity, diversity and equality. Our overarching aim is to promote social justice by empowering our pupils to be successful, happy, healthy and safe citizens. 

 

Sequence of Learning

KS

Year 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1 

Summer 2

3

7

Identity

 

Learning individuality, celebrating differences, managing emotions, self-acceptance.

Safe Relationships 

Understanding harmful sexual behaviour, Female Genital Mutilation, discussing banter and bullying, managing friendships, understanding sexuality (heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ relationships),

A Healthy Balanced Lifestyle

 

Having a balanced diet, learning to exercise, the importance of sleep, and learning to self-care.

Equality and Diversity

Recognising difference, gender discrimination, racism and stereotyping, understanding disability, understanding and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community.

E-Safety

 

Managing interactions online, screen time, the permanence of the internet, awareness of online grooming.

Rights and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a SA student, charity, the local community, understanding multiculturalism, responding to discrimination (both race and LGBTQIA+).

8

Identity

 

Building self-esteem, celebrating difference, body image and insecurity, managing emotions, the influence of social media.

Safe Relationships and SRE

Managing puberty, understanding sexuality (heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ relationships), understanding periods and female hygiene, harmful sexual behaviour, knife crime gang awareness, and FGM.

Hygiene

How to properly wash and deodorise, managing body odour, mental health, and creating a clean environment.

Equality and Diversity

Understanding minority history, gender discrimination, racism and stereotyping, recognising disability, understanding and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Safe Relationships and E-Safety

 

Protection from potential gangs, screen time, the permanence of the internet, and safe interactions online. 

Rights and Responsibilities

How to save and manage money, the responsibilities of a SA student, charity, the local community, understanding multiculturalism, responding to discrimination (both race and LGBTQIA+).

9

Identity 

 

The effects of social media, managing the algorithm, dealing with regret, mediating feelings, and managing mental health.

Sex Education

The importance of consent, understanding sexuality (LGBTQIA+ relationships), protecting yourself in sex, understanding coercive relationships, FGM, the permanency of the internet.

Learning Independence

 

Managing conversations about LGBTQ+, the effects of social media, protecting oneself from stalking and harassment, and responding to bullying.



 

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Awareness

 

Conceiving the issues of alcohol abuse, the risks of binge-drinking, drug abuse, and raising tobacco and vaping awareness.

E-Safety

 

Protection from potential gangs and online grooming, sexting, screen time, the permanence of the internet, revenge pornography, and ensuring safe interactions online. 

Rights and Responsibilities

How to save and manage money, the responsibilities of a SA student, charity, understanding the influence of Andrew Tate, the local community, understanding multiculturalism, responding to discrimination (both race and LGBTQIA+).

4

10

Identity and Wellbeing

Understanding social anxiety, managing social media and its influence, finding appropriate role-models, becoming body positive.

Sex Education

Understanding sex and gender, understanding sexuality (LGBTQIA+ relationships), FGM, the importance of consent, contraception, the permanence of the internet.

Learning Independence

Protecting from online grooming, the effects of social media, responding to bullying, identifying sexism and gender discrimination, knife crime gang awareness, understanding and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.


 

Preparing for Later Life

 

Creating healthy exam routines and behaviours, body language and interview technique, managing stress and anxiety, and the importance of sleep.

Substance abuse

 

The pervasiveness of peer pressure, alcohol abuse, the risks of binge-drinking, drug abuse, and raising tobacco and vaping awareness.

Rights and Responsibilities

 

How to save and invest money, building financial literacy, charity, understanding the influence of Andrew Tate, understanding multiculturalism, and looking at our global impact.

11

Personal Safety

Protecting oneself against gangs and knives, understanding risk, the importance of consent, sexual harassment, FGM, STIs, teen pregnancy, and the dangers of the internet.

Wider Societal Impacts

 

Understanding our global impact, how to save and invest, recognising misogyny and having difficult conversations.

Learning Independence

Protecting from online grooming, the effects of social media, responding to bullying, and identifying sexism and gender discrimination, understanding and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Preparing for Later Life

 

Creating healthy exam routines and behaviours, body language and interview technique, managing stress and anxiety, and the importance of sleep.

Substance abuse

 

The pervasiveness of peer pressure, alcohol abuse, the risks of binge-drinking, drug abuse, and raising tobacco and vaping awareness.

Rights and Responsibilities

 

How to save and invest money, building financial literacy, charity, understanding the influence of Andrew Tate, understanding multiculturalism, and looking at our global impact.