P. S. H. E

Personal Social Health & Economic Education

Our vision: By the time students leave year 11 our pupils will be able to make informed decisions with regard to their own health (including sexual health) and personal well-being whilst having regard for the wellbeing and rights of others.

The programme of study for PSHE covers years 7 to 13 and is based on three core themes drawn from the PSHE Association Programme Of Study:

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

The programme is designed to meet the needs of our students and fulfil the DfE Statutory Guidance for Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education. 

Programme Of Study

  • Relationships: Settling in
  • Dental Health
  • Citizenship: Crime
  • Relationships and sex education:  Help I’m Hairy
  • Emotional Health & Well-being:  Notes to Self
  • Relationships: Families
  • Careers Education
  • Pounds & Pence
  • British Values
  • Careers Education & Guidance
  • Citizenship: Crime 2
  • Diversity, Equality & The Law In The UK
  • Money Matters
  • Staying Healthy
  • Cyber-Bullying: The Web We Want
  • Staying Safe
  • Migration
  • Body Image: Confident Me!
  • Financial Literacy
  • Physical Health & Fitness
  • Relationships & Sex Education: ‘Tell Me More’
  • Citizenship: The Election Process
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Learn to Earn
  • Show Racism the Red Card!
  • Additional Collapsed Timetable Days:  RSE carousel (External Providers)
  • Additional Character Education Course – One Lesson Per Two Weeks
  • Additional Diversity Role Models Workshops
  • Relationships & Sex Education:  Disrespect Nobody
  • Financial Literacy
  • Substance Misuse
  • Addressing Extremism & Radicalisation
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Life Mapping
  • Religion & Conflict
  • Managing Online Influences – Including Online Stress, Pornography, Gambling
  • ‘Snagged’ – Covering Themes Including County Lines, Gangs & Grooming
  • Additional First Aid CPR Session
  • Additional Amy Winehouse Foundation Lived Experience Presentation
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Post-16 Focus
  • Health & Prevention
  • Human Rights
  • Relationships and Sex Education:  Fertility and Pregnancy Choices
  • ‘On The Road’ – Financial Implications Of Driving
  • Religion & Our World
  • Additional Study Skills Course / Managing Exam Stress
  • Employability Skills Including Mock Interviews
  • Looking Forward
  • Religion & Relationships
  • Mind – Mental Health & Well-Being
  • Transition To The Work Place
  • Post 18 Routes
  • Personal Statements & Work Experience
  • Additional ‘Managing My Money’ Open University Course
  • Post 18 Routes
  • Stress
  • Body – Cosmetic Surgery, Tattoos & Piercings, Role Models
  • Religion & Human Experience
  • Work – Rights & Responsibilities
  • Relationships & Sex Education
  • Safe Drive
  • Living Independently 

Additional Information

The following guidance is adhered to by our tutor delivery team:

Read the session through before delivery in order to be prepared for the delivery of challenging content.
The aim is to create a safe teaching & learning environment:

  • Establish Ground Rules for discussion
  • Distance the Learning – no personal examples
  • Encourage Questions (and allow for anonymous questions)

For additional expert support in answering students’ questions, refer to Julie Blyde – Child Protection Officer, Denver Jones – Student Welfare Officer –  or Carmel Tatlock – PSHE Coordinator

The content of PSHE sessions can lead to student disclosures.  If staff have concerns about a young person, they will follow our usual safeguarding procedures.

Denver Jones – our Welfare Officer is available for staff as well as student support.

Full provision of curriculum materials ensures consistency of content delivery.

Tutor training is given prior to delivery of sex & relationship education modules. Individual advice and support is also available.

Tutor time is included on the quality assurance calendar and observed by SLT once per term.

The PSHE curriculum raises student awareness of safeguarding issues by mirroring CST safeguarding briefings delivered to staff. Taken together, the whole academy community is enabled to act on safeguarding issues.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback regarding the PSHE programme, please complete the associated form.