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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Our vision: By the time they leave year 11 our pupils will be able to make informed decisions with regard to their own health (including sexual health) and personal well-being whilst having regard for the wellbeing and rights of others.

The programme of study for PSHEE covers years 7 to 13 and is based on three core themes drawn from the PSHE Association Programme of Study:

  1. Health and Wellbeing
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the Wider World

The programme is designed to meet the needs of our students and fulfil the DfE Statutory Guidance for Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education. 

Year 7 programme

  • Relationships:  Settling in
  • Dental Health
  • Citizenship:  Crime
  • Relationships and sex education:  Help I’m Hairy
  • Careers Education
  • Relationships:  Families
  • Emotional Health & Well-being:  Notes to Self
  • Enterprise Capability:  £1 Charity Challenge

Year 8 programme

  • British Values
  • Careers Education & Guidance
  • Citizenship:  Crime 2
  • Diversity, equality and the law in the UK
  • Staying healthy
  • Cyber-Bullying:  The Web We Want
  • Staying safe

Year 9 programme

  • Migration
  • Body Image:  Confident Me!
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Relationships and Sex Education: ‘Tell me more’
  • Citizenship:  The Election Process
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Aspirational Pathways
  • Show Racism the Red Card!
  • Additional Collapsed Timetable Days:  Careers Education & Guidance & RSE carousel (External providers)
  • Additional Financial Capability course one lesson per two weeks
  • Additional Character Education course one lesson per two weeks

Year 10 programme

  • Relationships and Sex Education:  Disrespect nobody
  • Substance Misuse
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Life mapping
  • ‘Snagged’ – covering themes including County Lines, gangs and grooming
  • Managing online influences – Including online stress, pornography, gambling
  • Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation

Year 11 programme

  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Post-16 Focus
  • Health and prevention
  • Human Rights
  • Relationships and Sex Education:  Teenage Pregnancy
  • Additional Study Skills course / Managing exam stress

Year 12 programme

  • Employability skills including Mock interviews
  • Looking forward
  • Mind – Mental Health and Well-being
  • Post 18 routes
  • Personal Statements and Work Experience

Year 13 programme

  • Post 18 routes
  • Body - Cosmetic surgery, Tattoos and Piercings, Role Models
  • Work – Rights and Responsibilities
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Travel – Young drivers, Travel abroad
  • Money – Barclays Life skills
  • Living Independently
  • Additional ‘Academy of Money’ Open University course

Safe practices in the delivery of PSHE:

The following guidance is adhered to by our tutor delivery team:

  • Read the session through before delivery in order to be prepared for the delivery of challenging content
  • The aim is to create a safe Teaching and Learning Environment

3 Points to remember

  • Establish Ground Rules for discussion
  • Distance the Learning – no personal examples
  • Encourage Questions (and allow for anonymous questions)

For additional expert support in answering students’ questions, refer to Julie Blyde – Child Protection Officer, Denver Jones – Student Welfare Officer -  or Carmel Tatlock – PSHE Coodinator

  • The content of PSHE sessions can lead to student disclosures.  If staff have concerns about a young person, they will follow our usual safeguarding procedures.
  • Denver Jones – our Welfare Officer is available for Staff as well as Student support.

How do we ensure quality of provision?

  • Full provision of curriculum materials ensures consistency of content delivery.
  • Tutor Training is given prior to delivery of Sex and Relationship Education Modules.  Individual advice and support is also available.
  • Tutor time is included on the quality assurance calendar and observed by SLT once per term.

Safeguarding link

  • The PSHE curriculum raises student awareness of safeguarding issues by mirroring Childrens’ Services Team Safeguarding briefings delivered to staff.
  • Taken together, the whole academy community is enabled to act on safeguarding issues.


If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback regarding the PSHE programme, please click here.

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