PSCHE

Course Overview: PSHCE

All pupils in Years 7 and 8 receive a PSHCE lesson once per week. In Years 9, 10 and 11, we offer a programme of PSHE taught through cross-curricular enrichment days. Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It is here that your child will learn about bullying, citizenship, drug education, healthy eating, physical activity, mental and emotional health, well-being, and sex and relationships. Learning opportunities take place in specific lessons as well as in assemblies, tutorial programmes, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich pupils experiences.

Year 7

Half Term 1

Health & Wellbeing

Transition to secondary school

Diet, exercise and how to make healthy choices

Half Term 2

Health & Wellbeing:

The risks of alcohol, tobacco and other substances

Half Term 3

Relationship:

Managing on and offline friendships

Self-esteem and romance

Exploring family life

Half Term 4

Relationship:

Diversity, prejudice and bullying including cyber bullying

Half Term 5

Health & Wellbeing:

Diet, exercise and how to make healthy choices

Resilience

Half Term 6

Living in the wider world:

Enterprise skills and introduction to careers

Challenging career stereotypes and raising aspirations

Year 8

Half Term 1

Relationship:

Tackling racism and religious discrimination, promoting human rights

Online safety and digital literacy

Half Term 2

Health & Wellbeing:

Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image

Managing change and loss

Half Term 3

Living in the wider world:

Reflecting on learning skills development in key stage 3

Planning and carrying out an enterprise project

Half Term 4

Living in the wider world:

Understanding careers and future aspirations

Identifying learning strengths and setting goals as part of the GCSE options process

Half Term 5

Health & Wellbeing:

First aid and personal safety, focusing on road safety

Alcohol and drug misuse and managing peer influence

Half Term 6

Relationship:

Managing conflict at home and the dangers of running away from home

Tackling homophobia, transphobia and sexism