PSHE

PSHE

Department Intent

 

A broad and balanced curriculum which produces well rounded and informed members of society who can achieve outstanding academic success.

A curriculum that meets the needs of all and improves over time, refined and owned by a reflective and professional staff bod

The PHSE curriculum will provide the knowledge and understanding to ensure a future that is healthy and safe. It will encourage participative and actives citizens, prepared for life and work.

 The curriculum will equip students

  • With the understanding of how to keep themselves healthy.
  • With the knowledge needed to develop positive and safe relationships, including sex.
  • The skills needed to make choices based on well informed personal morality, understanding that the decisions they make will affect them and others.
  • To be inspired to have curiosity and explore personal dreams and goals, including future education and career opportunities.
  • With the opportunity to understand their own identity, how they interact with the world and respect for cultural differences seen between individuals.

YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 7

TERM 1

 

Unit(s) Title: Health and Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Puberty Workshops
  • Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside school, including first aid.
  • Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations

Christopher Winter Drugs and Alcohol lessons delivered in Science.

Legal and illegal drugs, cannabis and volatile substance abuse   

Changes in Puberty, managing feelings, and getting help and support

 

TERM 2

 

Unit(s) Title: Relationships, Health and Wellbeing

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Diversity, prejudice and bullying
  • Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, FGM

 

TERM 3

 

Unit(s) Title: Relationships and Living in the Wider World

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries.
  • Saving, borrowing, budgeting, and making financial choices
YEAR 8

TERM 1

 

Unit(s) Title: Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World

 

Topics Include:

 

  • alcohol and drug misuse and pressure relating to drug use.
  • Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work

Christopher Winter Drugs and Alcohol lessons delivered in Science. Exploring views about drugs, contact with The Law, and binge drinking.   

 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Relationships and Health and Wellbeing

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Discrimination in all its forms, including racism, religious discrimination, disability, discrimination, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies.

Christopher Winter RS lessons delivered in Science. Communicating in relationships, conception, and contraception.

 

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title:  Relationships and Living in the Wider World

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’, and an introduction to contraception
  • Online safety, digital literacy, media reliability, and gambling hooks
YEAR 9

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title:  Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World  

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, substance misuse, and gang exploitation.
  • Learning strengths, career options and goal setting as part of GCSE options process.

Christopher Winter RS lessons delivered in Science. Sexual exploitation, STI’s and sexual health, contraception and sexual health.

 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Relationships and Health and Wellbeing

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Families and parenting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and relationship changes
  • Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices, and first aid

Christopher Winter Drugs and Alcohol lessons delivered in Science. Exploring views about drugs, contact with The Law, and binge drinking.

 

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Relationships and Living in the Wider World

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception, the risk of STIs and attitudes towards pornography.
  • Employability and online presence

Values Workshop – Knife Crime Prevention and Awareness Workshop

YEAR 10

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Taking responsibility for ourselves.

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Careers
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Shared values

 

BHR Values day - Mental wellbeing, alcohol & drugs. Teen pregnancy, love & lust, relationship values

 

 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: How can I impact my world?

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Careers
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Shared values.

Values Workshop – Anti-racism workshop

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: What do I value?

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Raising Aspirations
  • Equality and diversity
  • Knife crime.

Values Workshop – Preventing ‘Childhood Sexual Exploitation and grooming.’

YEAR 11

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: My future

Topics Include:

  • Careers and university

BHR Values day - Relationship Abuse, Marriage, Sexual Consent, Pornography

 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Taking care of me

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Exam stress
  • Staying healthy
  • Digital relationships.

Values Workshop – Coping with exam pressures

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Exam Preparation

Students review all of the GCSE topics and practice their exam technique.

 For more information Please Contact the Head of Department: Rachael Wright. rachaelwright@graceacademy.org.uk