PSHEE

Head of Department:

Mrs S Underdown

Subject Overview:

PSHEE covers Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education throughout a student’s time at school. It also includes a Wellbeing programme and a close look at British Values including Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect. Students will be expected to take part in community projects both within and out of school. All students will learn about Citizenship issues and learn to express their own opinions and respect other peoples’ views. There are no external assessments within the subject but students will be expected to take part in an ongoing assessment of progress throughout their time at New Line Learning Academy.

The course will be delivered by the tutor and as well as teaching Citizenship content will emphasise the following skills: Interpersonal, Communication, Responsibility, Creativity, Social and Personal Awareness, Team Work and Independent Learning. PSHEE will deliver this through a series of lively, engaging topics that will challenge students in their views and encourage them to think differently about a wide variety of topics ranging from the Media to Globalisation, from Human Rights to Multi-Culturalism.

As part of the Wellbeing curriculum time will be spent on looking at key issues which impact on our students today such as Internet Safety, Physical and Mental Health, Relationships and Careers. Students will be guided through a programme of activities designed to encourage students to find a pathway that is right for them and enable students to make key decisions backed up with clear and accurate knowledge of the facts.

PSHEE is an essential component of school life and is a worthwhile and rewarding course for all our students to engage in.

Key Stage 3 

Key Stage 3 Overview:

The Key Stage 3 programme offers a broad range of topics to students and focuses on social skills within the classroom. Students are encouraged to offer their opinions and respect others. Students will be given a variety of outcomes during the course to allow for a range of learning styles and will be given a measure of independence within this. Topics in KS3 range from Emotional Literacy to Physical and Mental Health, from Environment to looking at how the media impacts us all in a variety of ways.

Year 7:

In Year 7, students begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, students are studying emotional literacy, internet safety, relationships and safety in the community and wider world. Within Citizenship, students will be studying the media and how the news is managed to show particular view points. In the terms that follow, students will study healthy eating and dangers to our physical health, mindfulness and dealing with stress, as well as the environments and how to manage a basic budget. Other citizenship topics include, rights and responsibilities, the positives and negatives of Globalisation and consumer law.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to take part in an Around the World reading challenge which will allow students to experience new writers from across the world.

The charity focus for Year 7 will be People.

Year 8:

In Year 8, students begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, students are studying emotional literacy, internet safety, relationships and peer pressure and safety in the community, both in reality and online. Within Citizenship, students will be studying the media and how the news is managed to show particular viewpoints and the impact that has on the reader. In the terms that follow, students will study healthy living including a case study on the obesity crisis, mindfulness and dealing with depression and other mental illnesses as well as how to improve the environment and looking at budgets and taxation. Other citizenship topics include Identity and the importance of human life, Globalisation and Elections.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to take part in a Writing Challenge aimed at improving a students’ written capability and imagination.

The charity focus for Year 8 will be Health

Year 9:

In Year 9, students begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, students are studying emotional literacy, internet safety, relationships in a variety of contexts and safety when making individual choices. Within Citizenship, students will be studying the media and how the news is managed to show particular viewpoints, the impact of this both as an individual and as a society. In the terms that follow, students will study dangers to physical health and take part in a fitness challenge, look at the impact of mental health issues, complete a global warming project and analyse the pros and cons of credit. Other Citizenship topics include Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to complete a Leadership and Character course aimed at analysing the character traits of a range of different leaders.

The charity focus for Year 8 will be Environment.

Assessment at Key Stage 3:

In week six of each term, students will complete an assessment. In two of the terms, the assessments will be informal and will be based on the following skills: Creative Learning, Reflective Learning, Team Learning, Managing Learning and Emotional Learning. This will be assessed by the tutors. In two other terms, there will be a more formal assessment looking at Citizenship knowledge and understanding and how that can be applied. This will be assessed using subject criteria and will be moderated by a lead teacher.

Key Stage 4 

Key Stage 4 Overview:

The Key Stage 4 programme offers a broad range of topics to students and focuses on social skills within the classroom. Students are encouraged to offer their opinions and respect others opinions and how they view other opinions and evidence you need to form convincing arguments. Students will be given a variety of outcomes during the course to allow for a range of learning styles and will be given independence within this to decide on how to complete the topics. Topics in KS4 range from Emotional Literacy to Physical and Mental Health, from Environment to looking at how the media impacts us all in a variety of ways.

Years 10 and 11:

In Year 10, students begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, students are studying emotional literacy, internet safety, relationships in a variety of contexts and safety when making individual choices. Within Citizenship, students will be studying the media and how the news is censored both officially and unofficially within the UK and in the wider world. In the terms that follow, students will study an overview to maintain physical health, look at the impact of mental health issues and how they are funded and supported, complete a global warming project and construct debates on the benefits of working. Other Citizenship topics include Multi-Culturalism, Human Rights and Justice.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to complete a course focused on diary writing aimed at analysing the benefits of individuals being given a voice within their community.

The charity focus for Year 10 will be Community.

In Year 11, students follow an altered curriculum based around interventions and the five British Values. Students will begin the year looking at Democracy with the Citizenship topics of Government and how people can make a difference. This will be followed by a range of topics including, Rules and Law, Identity, Global Citizenship and Justice.

In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to complete a course focused on diary writing aimed at analysing the benefits of individuals being given a voice within their community.

In week six of each term, students will have the opportunity to hear one side of a current affairs debate on topical issues. The other side of the argument will be heard the following week.

The charity focus for Year 11 will be Support.

Assessment at Key Stage 4:

Assessment at Year 10 will work on the same rotation as that of KS3.

In Year 11, tutors will perform informal assessments on students once per term looking at key skills including Creative Learning, Reflective Learning, Team Learning, Managing Learning and Emotional Learning.

Key Performance Indicators