PSHE is a major part of our curriculum and planned learning experiences in the school take place both in lessons and during registration times.
Our Programme of Study provides a comprehensive programme that integrates learning opportunities for each key stage across the three core themes: ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Living in the Wider World.’ This covers topics such as economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety including assessing and managing risk. We also comprehensively cover RSE, catered to meet the individual needs of the student.
As members of the PSHE Association, we follow statutory guidance and use the thematic approach to learning. PSHE, Humanities and Careers are delivered under the same umbrella within the PRS. Our road map shows the learning journey from years 7-11, visually representing progression through each key stage PSHE, Careers & Humanities Road Map Cross curricular links are made with Citizenship to create and promote an immersive learning experience.
We offer a range of various Level 1 AIM Award qualifications including Drugs Awareness, Valuing Equality and Diversity, Personal Finances, and Rights and Responsibilities. These awards place personal development and the acquisition of personal, learning and thinking skills at the heart of the curriculum with the aim to enable all our young people to become:
Learning is personalised to not only meet the needs of our pupils but also responds to local priorities and circumstances. The whole curriculum design links learning to life outside school, as well as making connections between other subjects and cross-curricular themes and dimensions.
Social and emotional wellbeing provides students to develop their personal competencies such as emotional resilience, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills that help to protect against risks relating to social disadvantage, family disruption and other adversity in life. Such competencies provide building blocks for personal development which will enable children and young people to take advantage of life chances.
Although our curriculum is planned to be progressive, due to the nature of our setting we do allow for some fluidity within our teaching and learning to react to the ever-changing needs of our students.