Personal Growth

Citizenship & PSHE

Katy Adams


PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHE education addresses both the students’ direct experience and preparation for the future. A spiral programme ensures learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age- and stage- appropriate contexts.

The programme of study is based on three core themes within which there will be overlap and flexibility:

Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Students will be taught:

  • how to manage transition
  • how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing including sexual health
  • about parenthood and the consequences of teenage pregnancy
  • how to manage and assess risks to health and to stay safe, and keep others safe
  • how to identify and access help, advice and support
  • how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol and tobacco, maintaining a balanced diet, physical activity, emotional health and wellbeing and sexual health
  • how to respond in an emergency including administering first aid
  • the role and influence of media on society

Core theme 2: Relationships

Students will be taught:

  • how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts and to develop parenting skills
  • how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to deal with risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and abuse, sexual and other violence and online encounters
  • about the concept of consent in a variety of contexts (including in sexual relationships)
  • about managing loss, bereavement, separation and divorce
  • to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
  • how to identify and access appropriate advice and support

Core theme 3: Living in The Wider World

Students will be taught:

  • about rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy
  • how to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious
  • how to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
  • about the economic and business environment

how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers

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