Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Welcome to the PSHE Department
Personal, Social, Health Education is a vital part of a young person’s development. Our curriculum, through all Key Stages, is designed to encourage students to flourish as individuals and in their relationships. Our overarching goal is to enable our students to become good citizens that contribute positively to our school, their relationships and society.
The philosophy behind our curriculum is equipping students with knowledge and tools to enable them to make healthy, positive and informed choices for their own lives. From the moment students join us in Year 7 our lessons actively encourage healthy debate and understanding of different perspectives. Diversity and difference are embraced; we make a point of teaching lessons that mirror/reflect the make-up of society. At each Key Stage the curriculum reflects the journey of our young people to support their own understanding of themselves as well as the wider community in which we live.
Individual lessons and Schemes of Learning focus on building healthy relationships of all natures, including family, friendships and romantic. Throughout lessons key personal qualities such as positive self-esteem, confidence and respect are both taught explicitly and promoted implicitly.
Key Stage 3
Year 7 : Coping with Change; Learning to Learn; Puberty and Adolescence
Year 8: Personal Safety: Home, School and In-Between; The Use and Misuse of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco; Knives and Guns; Self Esteem, Mental Health and Wellbeing; Bullying.
Year 9: Personal Wellbeing; Healthy Relationships and Sex Education; Parenthood; Exploitation and Human Trafficking.