PSHCE - Physical, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

Welcome

Welcome to the PSHCE page. Here you will find out everything you need to know about our department including what we teach and how we assess our pupils. You will also find resources which will help you in discussions at home.


Curriculum Intent

To provide all pupils in KS3 with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them to be responsible citizens ready to take their place in either higher education or the world of work after they leave school. Also to enable them to apply the knowledge and skills and understanding developed at school in the workplace, together with having the knowledge and confidence to make good personal health and economic decisions.


Key Stage 3 -  Curriculum Implementation

PSHCE (Physical, Social, Health Citizenship and Economics) is delivered once a week in KS3 taught by a dedicated team of teachers. It is also covered in tutor time activities, allowing pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding.

PSHCE contributes to the School Curriculum by teaching pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens who feel prepared for the world of work when they leave school.

PSHCE also includes elements of personal, health, vocational, and work related learning. Social, economic and enterprise education are also included together with an overview of the role of citizenship in our society.

What topics will our pupils cover in Year 7?

  • Transition and safety – moving to secondary school, goal setting and personal safety (inside and out of school)
  • Careers and Enterprise – Developing employability skills, aspirations and teamwork
  • Diversity and discrimination – diversity, prejudice and all forms of discrimination
  • Health and puberty – healthy routines, influences on health and puberty
  • Building relationships and respect – self-worth, healthy and unhealthy relationships (friendships and romance) and conflict resolution (If you wish to request the removal of your child from this unit please inform us in writing FAO Mrs C Gunn, for further information, please see statement regarding SRE on our website.)
  • Law and order – Voting and the elector system, police and prisons

What topics will our pupils cover in Year 8?

  • Drugs, alcohol and gangs – alcohol and drug misuse, pressures, gang exploitation and assertiveness
  • Digital literacy and Employability skills – online presence and safety, employability skills and changing workforce
  • Healthy lifestyle and emotional well-being – mental and emotional health, diet exercise and health prevention
  • Real Life Game – life choices, career options and household finances
  • Identity and relationships – consent, contraception and STI’s (If you wish to request the removal of your child from this unit please inform us in writing FAO Mrs C Gunn, for further information, please see statement regarding SRE on our website.)
  • Healthy relationships and families – types of family and changing relationships, parenting

Key Stage 3 – 2020 Curriculum Recovery Programme 

Year 7 will be taught as originally planned but some topics will be taught starting at a more basic level. Healing School has spoken to feeder primary schools and aware of knowledge missed during Year 6.

 Year 8 will be taught a combination of Year 7 and Year 8 topics ensuring gaps in pupils’ knowledge is addressed.


Key Stage 3 - How will our pupils be assessed?

Pupils will be constantly assessed through tasks within lessons and teacher questioning. Some units will include projects other exam style questions


Key Stage 4 - Curriculum Implementation - What will our pupils study?

What topics will our pupils cover in KS4?

PSHCE (Physical, Social, Health Citizenship and Economics) is delivered once a week in Year 9 taught by a dedicated team of teachers. It is also covered in tutor time activities for Year 9-11, allowing pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding.

  • Mental health – mental health and stigma, safeguarding health and stress management
  • Democracy – political parties, role of MPs and moral, social and cultural issues
  • Addressing extremism and radicalisation – communities, belonging and challenging extremism
  • First aid – basic first aid and CPR
  • Financial decision making – borrowing money, debt and financial advertising
  • Intimate relationships – personal values, contraception, communication and relationship challenges (If you wish to request the removal of your child from this unit please inform us in writing FAO Mrs C Gunn, for further information, please see statement regarding SRE on our website.)

These topic areas will be taught in units of study, building upon the knowledge they already have from KS3. Internal assessments will take place termly or half termly, whereby pupils will be asked to answer exam style questions which will be marked based on the equivalent GCSE grades.

In Year 10 PSHCE is not formally delivered as a lesson each week but pupils complete a unit called Applying for Jobs and Courses this is to prepare pupils for their work experience placement at the end of Year 10.

 In Year 11 PSHCE is not formally delivered as a lesson each week. Pupils do however undertake a sequence of lessons to help them enrol onto their desired further education provider. This work is delivered in collaboration with Lincs2.

Key Stage 4 – 2020 Curriculum Recovery Programme

Year 9 will be taught the topics outlines but some introduction units from Year 8 will also be used to ensure gaps in pupils’ knowledge is addressed.

 The tutor time program will also be used with all KS4 pupils to catch students up.

Key Stage 4 - How will our pupils be assessed?

Pupils will be constantly assessed through tasks within lessons and teacher questioning. Some units will include projects other exam style questions.


Accommodation & Resources

PSHCE is an independent faculty and taught in a variety of rooms. The faculty has many resources to aid teaching especially in the units relating to health and well-being. The faculty works closely with the local council and specialist organisations to have up-to-date books and videos.

The teaching of PSHCE uses resources from the PSHCE Association, Barclays Life Skills and Public Health England. For more information of these resources please contact the school.

Healing School believes a successful PSHCE program should be supported with discussions at home. In order to facilitate this there are many external resources that parents and careers might find useful.