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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

The programme of study for PSHEE covers years 7 to 11 and is based on three core themes:

1. Health and Wellbeing

2. Relationships

3. Living in the Wider World

Year 7 programme

  • Relationships:  Settling in
  • Enterprise Capability:  £1 Charity Challenge
  • Financial Literacy
  • Emotional Health & Well-being:  Notes to Self
  • Citizenship:  Crime
  • Sex and Relationships Education:  Growing up

Year 8 programme

  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Options Focus
  • Citizenship:  The Law
  • Financial Literacy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Healthy lifestyles:  Nutrition
  • Cyber-Bullying:  The Web We Want

Year 9 programme

  • Body Image:  Confident Me!
  • Migration & Development
  • Sex and Relationships Education:  Tell me more
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Aspirational Pathways
  • Citizenship:  The election process
  • Personal Economics
  • Additional Collapsed Timetable Days:  Learn to Earn & SRE carousel (External providers)

Personal Economics in year 9:  Learning to manage money can be really tough for teenagers. In this programme students are challenged by means of an intriguing “life map” to consider the ups and downs they will face in handling their own financial futures. They get a hands-on introduction to credit and debt, savings, investments and budgeting.

  • Students get an understanding of their role in society and the economy as consumers, employees, taxpayers, investors and borrowers.
  • Volunteers from the world of work lead discussions, deliver activities and enrich the programme with their own experiences and knowledge.
  • The programme can be run over five one hour weekly sessions or as intensive one-day and two-day seminars.

Year 10 programme

  • SRE:  Disrespect nobody
  • Substance Misuse
  • SRE:  Teenage Pregnancy
  • Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation
  • Show Racism the Red Card
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Work Shadowing Focus

Year 11 programme

  • SRE:  Disrespect nobody
  • Careers Education & Guidance:  Post-16 Focus
  • Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation
  • Mental health and wellbeing:  Managing exam stress
  • Study Skills

Safe practices in the delivery of PSHE:

The following guidance is followed 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 and the Financial Literacy module in year 10.  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.