Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) is concerned with the emotional health, well-being and welfare of the students in our school. PSHE enables students to become effective learners and supports them as they move through adolescence to become independent young people. PSHE helps students to: acquire knowledge and understanding of themselves; develop skills for living; understand and manage emotions; become morally and socially responsible; to value themselves and respect others and take on a range of roles and relationships.

The scheme of work for KS3 and elements for KS4 are taken from the PSHE association curriculum core themes and an additional focus on learning behaviours:

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

1. Health and Wellbeing:
• Physical, mental and emotional health including sexual health
• Teenage pregnancies
• Managing risks to health and staying safe
• Making informed choices about health including drugs, diet, alcohol, tobacco, physical activity and emotional health.
• Administering first aid

2. Relationships:
• Recognising core values
• Qualities and behaviours to exhibit in a wide variety of positive relationships (including teams, class, friendship etc)
• Managing setbacks and compromise.
• Sexual relationships and the legal age of consent.
• Safe management of personal information and that of others on social media.
• Recognising bullying in all its forms.

3. Living in the Wider World:
• Rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities and as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy.
• How to be enterprising and ambitious.
• How to develop employability, team working and leadership skills.
• About economic and business environment.

4. Additional Content:
• Study skills to develop the effectiveness of being a learner.

Content is delivered through:
• Academic curriculum and in particular physical education, science, health and social care, humanities and religious education.
• Specific year 9 curriculum time for PSHE content.
• House tutorials.
• Outside agencies such as the school health service, theatre groups and outside speakers.
• Student participation in careers events and health education days.
• All students participate in community projects such as food and fund raising for the local community. Community day projects across our local villages and surrounding areas.
You will also find our year 9 PSHE programme below.

PSHE Scheme of Work

KEY PSHE Curriculum Area
Lesson Sequence
1Study SkillsOrganisationSuccess1
2Study SkillsSpeed Writing & Skim ReadingSuccess2
3Living in a Wider WorldSchool TargetsSuccess3
4Study SkillsTime ManagementSuccess4
5Study SkillsHow to StudySuccess5
6Study SkillsHow to ReviseSuccess6
7Study SkillsHow to Revise 2Success7
8Key AssessmentAutumn Assessment 1Success8
9Living in a Wider WorldSelf-PerceptionSelf1
10RelationshipsPersonal Values & RootsSelf2
11Study SkillsMotivation & School TargetsSelf3
12 RelationshipsGiving & Receiving FeedbackSelf4
13Living in a Wider WorldSetting Personal GoalsSelf5
14 Living in a Wider WorldVisualizing the JourneySelf6
15RelationshipsActive ListeningSelf7
16Key AssessmentAutumn Assessment 2Self8
17Health & WellbeingTeam WorkingLiving in the World1
18RelationshipsWhat Motivates PeopleLiving in the World2
19RelationshipsToleranceLiving in the World3
20RelationshipsStereotypingLiving in the World4
21RelationshipsDiscriminationLiving in the World5
22Living in a Wider WorldConsequences of SpendingLiving in the World6
23Living in a Wider WorldImpact on OthersLiving in the World7
24Key AssessmentSpring Assessment 3Living in the World8
25Health & WellbeingSocial Risks - Peer PressureRisk1
26Living in a Wider WorldGambling & Addiction 1Risk2
27Living in a Wider WorldGambling & Addiction 2Risk3
28RelationshipsRisk - Computer Use 1Risk4
29RelationshipsRisk - Computer Use 2Risk5
30RelationshipsRisk - Sexual ExploitationRisk6
31Key AssessmentSpring Assessment 4Risk7
32Health & WellbeingSelf EsteemHealth & Resiliance1
33Health & WellbeingSelf ConfidenceHealth & Resiliance2
34Health & WellbeingTeenage PregnancyHealth & Resiliance3
35Health & WellbeingSleep & DietHealth & Resiliance4
36Health & WellbeingPersonal Hygiene & Dental CareHealth & Resiliance5
37Health & WellbeingEating DisordersHealth & Resiliance6
38Health & WellbeingSelf EvaluationHealth & Resiliance7
39Key AssessmentSummer Assessment 5Health & Resiliance8
40Health & WellbeingSocial ResilianceHealth & Resiliance9
41Health & WellbeingSeeking SupportHealth & Resiliance10
42Living in a Wider WorldSkills for EmploymentEmployment1
43Living in a Wider WorldHealth & Safety at WorkEmployment2
44Living in a Wider WorldEmployment Law & Young PeopleEmployment3
45Living in a Wider WorldEmployment TypesEmployment4
46Living in a Wider WorldOptions & CareersEmployment5
47Key AssessmentSummer Assessment 6Employment6