Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) is not a mandatory subject to be taught in schools, however we recognise the importance of this subject and continue to deliver programmes of study to KS3 and KS4 students. Relationships, Sex and health Education is statutory and is embedded within our PSHE curriculum.
Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) is concerned with the emotional health, well-being and welfare of the students in our school. PSHE enables students to become effective learners and supports them as they move through adolescence to become independent young people. PSHE helps students to: acquire knowledge and understanding of themselves; develop skills for living; understand and manage emotions; become morally and socially responsible; to value themselves and respect others and take on a range of roles and relationships.
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSE) makes an important contribution to the provision of the spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional and physical development of students in preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Effective RSE is important to ensure that pupils grow up able to enjoy the positive benefits of loving, rewarding and responsible relationships. It is important that pupils are informed, are comfortable with the changes during puberty, are aware of sexual health and feel safe emotionally.
The scheme of work for KS3 and KS4 are taken from the PSHE Association Programme of Study and Twinkl Life. This builds on students' prior learning during the previous Key Stages.
Key Stage 3 and 4 Bannantyne Department (Years 7 to 11)
Bannatyne Department KS3 and KS4 follow the PSHE Association Programme of study. The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across the programme’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World.
Key Stage 3 and 4 Willow Department (Years 7 to 11)
Willow Department follow Twinkl Life PSHE and Citizenship Scheme of work. The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across the programme’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World and Citizenship.
Key Stage 3 and 4 Hickman House (Years 7 to 11)
Hickman House Department follow the You, Me, PSHE Scheme of work alongside PSHE Association’s SEND Programme of Study. The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across the programme’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World.
Key Stage 5 (Years 12 - 14)
Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form Department) follow ASDAN’s PSHE short course, this course meets the requirements of the new statutory guidance for RSHE. The modules covered over KS5 are; Emotion Health and Wellbeing, Keeping Safe and Healthy, Social Media, Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs, Sexual Health, Respectful Relationships and Families and Parenting.
Some KS5 students access a Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualification by completing a selection of units of work. The credits awarded result in an Award or Certificate qualification at Entry Level/Level 1. This qualification provides a framework for the development and recognition of a range of personal, interpersonal and social skills that will assist young people and adults to prepare for life, employment and a positive role in the community.
All students are taught in year/class groups and have one period per week allocated to the subject. Key stage 4 units build on prior knowledge, skills and understanding developed within Key stage 3. With Key stage 5 building on prior knowledge of Key stage 3 and Key stage 4 learning.