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PSHE Overview

Donna Wallis - SMSC, PD & Citizenship Co-ordinator

Donna Wallis
SMSC, PD & Citizenship Co-ordinator

Head of Department

Please email Donna Wallis if you need to make an enquiry about PSHE.

Department staff

Students receive one hour per week of PSHE education with the majority of the content being delivered by the student’s form tutor. Subject content is reviewed and changed each year by Donna Wallis and Carolyn Williams. Content reviews are based around the current trends and needs of our students, much of this information comes from the Growing Up in North Yorkshire Survey.

Curriculum Time

In both KS3 & KS4 all students will engage in a 20 minute PSHE session every week as part of their form time programme. There is also a vast array of PSHE workshops organised for different year groups throughout the academic year.

Overview of the course

Personal, social, health education (PSHE) is a statutory but non-examined subject. It helps to give students 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, wellbeing, and sex and relationships. Our Programme of Study also aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking

Topics covered within PSHE cover three core themes: (i) health and wellbeing, (ii) relationships, and (iii) living in the wider world; and include:

  • Alcohol, smoking and drugs
  • Personal health
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Bullying
  • Risk and safety
  • Identity and Values
  • Communities and Diversity
  • Personal finance, money and consumerism
  • Family and relationships
  • Relationship and sex education (RSE)

Homework

Homework is not set within PSHE.

Class Groupings

Students are taught PSHE in their form groups (mixed ability groups) during tutor time. Workshops throughout the year are often delivered in full year groups.

GCSE Syllabus

We do not currently offer a GCSE option in PSHE. However, students do receive continued PSHE education throughout KS4.

Rooming and Resources

Students are taught PSHE within their form rooms. Throughout the year, a variety of topics are covered in the hall or studio, with input from Miss Wallis and specialist agencies.

Departmental Ethos

The curriculum throughout KS3 and KS4 is predominantly in place to inform students of the knowledge and understanding that they need in order to manage their lives safely, happily and successfully. Throughout Years 7 – 11 all students will receive an age appropriate curriculum based around:

  • Alcohol, smoking and drugs
  • Personal health
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Bullying
  • Risk and safety
  • Identity and Values
  • Communities and Diversity
  • Personal finance, money and consumerism
  • Family and relationships
  • Relationship and sex education (RSE)

Further help & advice

Please see the following website for further advice/guidance regarding the topics that we cover through our PSHE curriculum:
www.nspcc.org.uk, www.thinkuknow.co.uk, www.childline.org.uk, www.kidshealth.org, www.youthaccess.org.uk and www.thesite.org.

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