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Pshe2

Intent

Our mission is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and enter into adulthood.

We aim to support students to develop their self-esteem, resilience and empathy and to stay safe and healthy.  This is learning for life.

Introduction 

PSHE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, which covers three broad areas:

  1. Relationships
  2. Health and wellbeing
  3. Living in the wider world

Relationships

  • how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to deal with risky or negative relationships including various forms of extremist views as well as all forms of bullying
  • about managing loss including bereavement, separation and divorce
  • to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
  • how to identify and access appropriate advice and support.

Health and wellbeing

  • how to manage transition
  • how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • how to assess and manage risks to health and to stay, and keep others, safe
  • how ensure safety and protection from unwanted outside influences
  • how to identify and access help, advice and support.

Living in the wider world

  • learning about rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy
  • how to make informed choices and respond in the appropriate way, taking examples from the variety of views that exist in the world
  • how to develop team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
  • about the economic and business environment
  • how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers.

Towards the end of Year 10 and into Year 11, our students receive information on finance, interview technique skills and post 16 options during these fortnightly sessions.

In addition to these fortnightly lessons, students have visiting speakers who deliver key information to them about sex and relationships, online safety, and drugs awareness. Parents and carers are informed of these sessions. Guest speakers from Souster Youth also deliver lessons on prejudice (Year 7), digital technology (Year 8), healthy relationships (Years 9 and 10) and managing stress (Year 11)

 

Examples of cross-curricular links

English: Non-fiction reading - articles and news items                

    Vocabulary strategy - increasingly ambitious and challenging vocabulary  encouraged

    Purpose and audience writing - to explain, persuade, justify       

Mathematics: managing personal Finances

Science: environmental responsibilities, healthy lifestyles                                                              

Humanities: understanding others, recognising and challenging prejudice and discrimination

 

Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC

  • Self-knowledge and self-identity
  • Knowledge of how to stay safe and healthy
  • Understanding and empathy for others
  • Financial awareness and knowledge
  • Political awareness and understanding

Key Stage 3

The Vote topics run as a thread throughout the scheme of work and cover a wide range of current, political, moral, and ethical topics, including grooming, extremism, community cohesion, and discrimination. Students research and discuss the topic before voting to indicate their viewpoint.  Students develop character skills and skills of research and debate throughout the key stage as they deal with topics in an increasingly sophisticated and detailed manner.  Additionally, students are introduced to a range of careers linked to some of the topics and shown the qualification requirements needed to achieve a career in that area.

Other topics are covered alongside the vote topic work, in 2 – 4 week blocks of work, providing students with essential learning in sex and relationships, politics, managing finances, and drugs awareness.

Year 7

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Vote topics

Relationships – settling in, friendships

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - UK as a democracy
Relationships - Challenging prejudice

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing – drugs: legal & illegal, medicinal & recreational drugs. Drugs awareness talk (biennially)

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - Personal finance - savings

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - social media

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - puberty and personal hygiene

 

Year 8

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Vote Topics

Living in the wider world - personal finance - making the most of your money

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - Political parties

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing – drugs: county lines, dangers, peer pressure. Drugs awareness talk (biennially)

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - Digital media and you

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - child sexual exploitation

Vote topics

Relationships - coping with negative relationships, accessing support

 

Year 9

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Vote topics

Relationships – coping with loss, accessing help

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - Parliamentary constituencies

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing – drugs: county lines, risks and dangers, managing self and accessing support. Drugs awareness talk (biennially)

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - Personal finance - borrowing

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - health education day

Vote topics

Relationships - consent

 

Example of skill progression

Knowledge, e.g. finance: learning about saving and savings accounts, making the most of your money, borrowing responsibly and safely.

Skill, e.g. understanding self and forming friendships, developing empathy for others, recognising and challenging prejudice.

Key Stage 4

Year 10

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Vote topics

Relationships - challenging stereotypes and discrimination

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - Paliament and government

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - Drugs: risks and dangers, supporting others, accessing support. Drug awareness talk (biennially)

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Vote topics

Relationships - porn on the brain

Vote topics

Living in the wider world - personal finance - earning and tax

Vote topics

Health & wellbeing - STIs

 

Year 11

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Post 16 options / careers

Health & wellbeing - coping with stress (exams)

Post 16 options / careers

Living in the wider world - parliament division of power

Living in the wider world - personal finance - risk and reward

Health & wellbeing - Drugs: Drugs awareness talk (biennially)

Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Living in the wider world - personal finance - security and fraud

Vote topics

 

 

Example of skill progression

Knowledge, e.g. finance: understanding apprenticeships and employment; recognising and dealing with fraud.

Skills, e.g. understanding risks and rewards, managing risks and rewards, supporting others to manage risks and rewards.

 

Careers and progression

Examples of links to Gatsby benchmark 4 (Linking curriculum to careers) 

Careers Launchpad – students learn about a specific career linked to each vote topic.

 

Examples of link to Gatsby benchmark 5 (encounters with employers)

Visiting speakers who deliver on employment issues.

 

Employability skills

Communication, empathy and teamwork, evaluation, justifying opinions.

Subject Documents Date  
Vote For Schools 03 02 2020 26th Feb 2020 Download
Vote For Schools 24 02 2020 26th Feb 2020 Download
Vote For Schools 02 03 2020 09th Mar 2020 Download
Vote For Schools 16 03 2020 16th Mar 2020 Download
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