PSHCE

STAFF LEAD:

  • Ms N Pollitt

PSHE education aims to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning though which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

The Programme of Study is based on three ‘core themes’ within which there will be overlap and flexibility:

1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World

Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

In Key Stages 3 and 4, pupils will be taught:

  • How to manage transition
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing including sexual health*
  • About parenthood and the consequences of teenage pregnancy
  • How to assess and manage risks to health and to stay, and keep others, safe
  • How to identify and access help, advice and support
  • How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol and tobacco, maintaining a balanced diet, physical activity, emotional health and wellbeing and sexual health
  • How to respond in an emergency including administering first aid
  • The role and influence of the media on lifestyle.* Sexual health is included within this core theme however it is important that it is also considered within the context of healthy relationships.

Core theme 2: Relationships

In Key Stages 3 and 4, pupils will be taught:

  • How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts and to develop parenting skills
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • How to deal with risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and abuse, sexual and other violence and online encounters
  • About the concept of consent in a variety of contexts (including in sexual relationships)
  • 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.

Core theme 3: Living in the Wider World

In Key Stages 3 and 4 pupils should focus on ‘economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work’ and will be taught:

  • 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 be enterprising and ambitious
  • How to develop employability, 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.