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PSHE Overview – Year 8

Throughout year 8, all students will engage in a valuable and informative PSHE programme during form time sessions with their tutors. The programme will cover the following topics and issues;

Topic Outline Detail covered
Settling into Year 8 What changes have I experienced in the last year?

In what ways could I support other pupils who are new to the school?

Relationship and sex education (RSE)- Facts What is contraception?

What are STIs?

Relationship and sex education (RSE)- Feelings Why are friends important?

What are different types of relationships?

Alcohol, smoking and drugs Drugs. Fact or Fiction?

How do drugs affect people?

Emotional wellbeing What happens when we are feeling down?

What does resilience mean?

Is anybody perfect?

Who is my role model?

Personal Health/Healthy lifestyles How do I keep healthy?
Risk and safety/Bullying What is risking on purpose?

Can gambling be good?

How do I reduce risks?

Identity and Values How can I contribute to family life?

How can I respond to others?

How am I doing?

Communities and Diversity How can we value each other?

What makes a successful community?

What can cause problems in communities?

Planning for the future What do I need to plan for?

What opportunities are out there for me?

How have I developed through year 8?

What do I want to develop through year 9?

Personal finance, money and consumerism What influences our spending?

In addition, a range of PSHE workshops are delivered throughout the academic year to compliment the issues covered within the tutor time programme.

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