PSHEE

Lead Practitioner:

Mr I Wallis – Head of PSHEE

Subject Overview:

PSHEE covers Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education throughout a pupil’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. Pupils will be expected to take part in community projects both within and out of school. All pupils will learn about Citizenship issues and learn to express their own opinions and respect other peoples’ views.

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 pupils 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 their PSHEE curriculum pupils partake in Religious education.

As part of the Wellbeing curriculum time will be spent on looking at key issues which impact on our pupils today such as Internet Safety, Physical and Mental Health, Sexual Relationships and Careers. Pupils will be guided through a programme of activities designed to encourage pupils to find a pathway that is right for them and enable pupils 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 pupils to engage in.


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Overview:

The Key Stage 3 programme offers a broad range of topics to pupils and focuses on social skills within the classroom. Pupils are encouraged to offer their opinions and respect others. Pupils 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, pupils begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, pupils are studying emotional literacy, Internet safety, relationships and safety in the community and wider world. Within Citizenship, pupils will be studying the media and how the news is managed to show particular view points. In the terms that follow, pupils 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, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in an Around the World reading challenge which will allow pupils to experience new writers from across the world.

The charity focus for Year 7 will be People.

Year 8:

In Year 8, pupils begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, pupils are studying emotional literacy, internet safety, relationships and peer pressure and safety in the community, both in reality and online. Within Citizenship, pupils 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, pupils 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, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a Writing Challenge aimed at improving a pupils’ written capability and imagination.

The charity focus for Year 8 will be Health

Year 9:

In Year 9, pupils begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, pupils are studying emotional literacy, Internet safety, relationships in a variety of contexts and safety when making individual choices. Within Citizenship, pupils 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, pupils 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, pupils 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.


Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 Overview:

The Key Stage 4 programme offers a broad range of topics to pupils and focuses on social skills within the classroom. Pupils are encouraged to offer their opinions and respect others opinions and how they view other opinions and evidence you need to form convincing arguments. Pupils 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, pupils begin the year looking at personal and social skills. In term one, pupils are studying emotional literacy, Internet safety, relationships in a variety of contexts and safety when making individual choices. Within Citizenship, pupils 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, pupils 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, pupils 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, pupils follow an altered curriculum based around interventions and the five British Values. Pupils 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, pupils 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, pupils 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.