“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



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1 

Summer 2




What is identity and why is it important?

Healthy Lifestyle 

What is a healthy balanced lifestyle?

Safe Relationships

What is a safe relationship?

Equality and Diversity 

How can difference be celebrated?


How can I be safe online?

Reflection on the Year

To reflect on PSHE throughout the year.



How can I protect my mental health?


How can I have good personal hygiene?

SRE: Positive Relationships

What are positive relationships?

Equality and Diversity

How can I celebrate diversity and promote equality in my local community?

Safe Relationships and E-Safety 

How can I have safe relationships online?

Reflection on the Year

To reflect on PSHE throughout the year.



What has my school experience been like so far? What do I want to achieve?

Sex Education

What is consent? What is contraception? What are STIs? 

A Healthy Lifestyle 

What can affect my mental health?

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Awareness

What are the problems caused by drugs, alcohol and tobacco?

Boys Don't Cry (The Novel)

What problems does the main character Dante face?

Boys Don't Cry (The Novel)

What problems does the main character Dante face?




What are the factors that affect mental health and emotional wellbeing? 

Sex Education

What issues arise around sexual health?

Healthy Living

Can I make informed decisions about staying healthy?

Safe Relationships

How can I form and maintain respectful relationships? 

Substance Abuse 

What are the consequences of substance abuse?

How can I recognise, report and challenge bullying, abuse and discrimination?

Reflection on the Year

What have I learnt this year?


Personal Safety

How can I stay safe in the wider world?

Pollution and Looking After Our Planet

What is globalisation? What are the problems that have arisen due to globalisation?

Life Beyond School

How do I prepare for my next steps?

Life Beyond School

How do I prepare for my next steps?

Preparation for Exams

How can I revise effectively?