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PSHE (curriculum)


Subject Leader: Rachel McCarthy –

The PSHE curriculum encourages a willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. The Academy is incorporating the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Students will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
Students are encouraged to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives. To recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England. To understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions. Develop interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and the ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
Students are reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values. They are encouraged to develop a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them and to use their imagination and creativity in their learning and be willing to reflect on their experiences.
Students understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others and that there are a range of different cultures within the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain. Students are encouraged to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.

To cater for students who are more able in PSHE we offer opportunities to further develop PSHE qualities through the school’s culture, for example via mentoring schemes, school council and providing students with posts of responsibility. More able students will be encouraged to further their skills by taking part in more challenging extension activities linked to topics.

KEY STAGE 4 – Our Key 4 curriculum covers elements of the three broad strands of PSHE, these being health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world

Year 9

Autumn Term
Stereotypes, including stereotyping in the media and Discrimination, including identifying types of discrimination.

Spring Term
Positive/Healthy relationships, Sex education, Safe sex, Teenage pregnancy, Contraception, STI’s and Parenthood.

Summer Term
Extremism & Tolerance, Human Rights.

Year 10

Autumn Term
Financial capability and economic well-being, including bank accounts, credit cards and credit scores, paying rent and insurance policies and Rights and responsibilities as consumers. Employability, including transferable skills, Enterprise and Ambition

Spring Term
Careers and the world of work, in preparation for work experience.

Summer Term
Personal well-being, including mental health, managing loss, flexibility and resilience.

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