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PSHEE

At CFGS, Personal, Social and Health Economic Education (PSHEE) enables our students to develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our curriculum is delivered in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Through this curriculum, students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives now and in the future.

PSHEE contributes to the personal development of our students in building their self-esteem, resilience, confidence and identifying and managing risk, make informed choices and understanding what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Students are also provided opportunities to develop critical thinking, to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they will encounter. PSHEE also enables students to develop empathy, the ability to work as a team, to form and maintain good relationships the essential skills for future employability and to manage their lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions and career choices and achieving economic wellbeing.
 

KEYSTAGE 3

The PSHEE curriculum is drawn from the Programme of Study created by the PSHE association. The curriculum addresses both pupils’ current experiences and preparation for their future. Therefore, the Programme of Study provides a spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills and attributes, where prior learning is revisited and reinforced. New skills are introduced as well as knowledge and understanding appropriate to the year group and age of the students. Lessons are divided into three key themes - Relationships, Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World.  Lesson contains activities that allows the teacher to identify what knowledge, understanding, experience, skills, beliefs and attitudes learners already have. This may include a draw and write activity, reflective activity, a think/pair/share task or a quotation that generates students’ ideas and prior knowledge.

The PSHEE curriculum at Key Stage 3, builds on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values that students have acquired and developed in KS2. The curriculum acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life.

KS3 OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENTS

TERM & THEME YEAR 7 
Autumn Term 1 
  • Friendship
  • Romantic relationships
  • Boosting self-esteem & confidence
  • START programme
Autumn Term 2 
  • Boosting self-esteem & confidence-  Empowering tomorrow’s women
  • Work today & how work has changed
  • The difference between a job and a career
  • Assertiveness in relationships
Spring Term 1
  • Changing relationships
  • Recognising what influences our health
  • Personal Hygiene
Spring Term 2
  • Skills & qualities
  • Dreams and goals
  • How do we cope with loss and bereavement?
Summer Term 1
  • First aid – The Basics
  • St John’s Ambulance First Aid Lesson
Summer Term 2
  • Managing Stress
  • Boys and girls – Is there a difference?

 

TERM & THEME YEAR 8 
Autumn Term 1
  • Why are friends important?
  • Relationships
  • The purpose and importance of immunisation and vaccinations
Autumn Term 2
  • Mental and emotional health, managing change
  • What does it mean to be enterprising?
  • Thinking like an entrepreneur
  • START programme
Spring Term 1
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Changing relationships
  • The benefits of physical activity & importance of sleep
Spring Term 2
  • Legal and Illegal Substances and the law
  • Legal and Illegal Substances and the law continued
  • Dreams and goals
Summer Term 1
  • Budgeting 
  • Divorce
Summer Term 2
  • Starting a  business
  • How much can you remember?

 

TERM & THEME YEAR 9 
Autumn Term 1
  • More than friends
  • What if I don’t want to
  • The importance of balance between work, leisure and exercise
Autumn Term 2
  • Eating disorders
  • Managing your money
  • Lesson: How much things cost
  • How much things cost
Spring Term 1
  • START programme
  • What is abuse?
  • Is commitment important in relationships
Spring Term 2
  • Alcohol and the law
  • Credit and Debit
Summer Term 1
  • Taxation
  • Who can help me keep safe?
Summer Term 2
  • ‘Experimental’ and ‘Occasional’ substance use
  • Online relationships

ENRICHMENT  OPPORTUNITIES AT KEYSTAGE 3 

  • Workshops on First Aid
  • Workshops on Finance 
  • Theatre companies covering issues such as relationships, risky behaviour, bullying
  • Outside providers covering topics such as Mental Health, FGM and Queer Theory
  • Interactive presentations on road safety and peer pressure 

USEFUL WEBSITES, RESOURCES, REVISION MATERIALS AND EXEMPLAR WORK 

KEYSTAGE 4

The PSHEE curriculum at Key Stage 4, deepens knowledge and understanding, extends and rehearses skills, and further explores attitudes, values and attributes that students acquired during Key Stage 3. The lessons follow the same format used in Key Stage 3 using the three key themes – Relationships, Health and Wellbeing and Living in the Wider World. All these curriculum topics are looked at using a variety of learning strategies including discussion, debating and interactive learning techniques. They allow students to develop their self-awareness whilst broadening their understanding of the world and developing key skills such as empathy, critical thinking and collaboration. KS4 PSHEE reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

KS4 OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENTS 

TERM YEAR 10 YEAR 11
Autumn Term 1
  • Relating to others
  • Family life
  • Cancer Awareness and Understanding
  • Post 16 options and Personal careers planning
  • Employment patterns
  • Stress and Anxiety
Autumn Term 2
  • Keeping Personal Information Safe
  • Your Rights & Responsibilities at work
  • Changing family relationships
  • Managing Exam Stress
  • Romantic Relationships
  • When relationships go wrong
Spring Term 1
  • Bereavement
  • Lesson: Reducing risk and minimising harm online
  • Media's portrayal of idealised men and women
  • Student finance
  • Introduction to Work experience
  • Emotional Health
Spring Term 2
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • The work community
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Mental Health (Self Harm)
  • Making a good impression
Summer Term 1
  • Body Shape
  • Communication at work
  • What is expected of you at work
Summer Term 2
  • Communication: an art or a science?
  • Taking increased responsibility for your own health
 

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNTIES AT KEYSTAGE 4

  • Outside providers covering topics such as Mental health
  • Workshops on Finance
  • Workshops on First Aid
  • Workshops on Relationships
  • Theatre companies covering issues such as relationships, risky behaviour, bullying,
  • Outside providers covering topics such as Mental health
  • Interactive presentations on road safety and peer pressure

USEFUL WEBSITES, RESOURCES, REVISION MATERIALS AND EXEMPLAR WORK 

KEYSTAGE 5

The PSHEE curriculum at Key Stage 5 revisits and reinforces earlier learning in KS4 and ‘connects’ it to contexts that are relevant to this age group. This key stage represents the last opportunity to ensure that students have the knowledge and understanding, skills, strategies and attributes they need for independent living and the next stage in their education or career.  There is a balance throughout this Programme of Study between preparing students to manage their current lives and laying the foundations for managing future experiences. The curriculum ensures students continue to learn about issues with real-life relevance to them, at a crucial transition point in their lives.

KS5 OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENTS 

TERM  YEAR 12  YEAR 13 
Autumn Term 1
  • Vision
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • An Introduction to Further and Higher Education
  • Understanding Student Finance
Autumn Term 2
  • Relationships
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Lesson : Stigma and the wider community
  • Employability, team working and leadership skills 
  • Mental health
  • Mental health -strategies
  • Healthy relationships ( professional and romantic).
Spring Term 1
  • Employability, team working and leadership skills 
  • Finance: Understanding Pay
  • Finance: Credit and Borrowing
  • Budgeting: Personal and Government
Spring Term 2
  • Young people and Domestic Abuse
  • Social media
  • Media stereotypes and body image
  • Nutrition & Healthy Eating
  • Importance of sleep
Summer Term 1
  • Making informed choices, being enterprising
  • Taking relationships to the next level.
Summer Term 2
  • Eating and sleep
  • Lesson: Intoxicants
 

ENRICHMENTS OPPORTUNITIES AT KEYSTAGE 5 

  • Outside providers covering topics such as Mental health, drugs, alcohol and relationships
  • Theatre companies covering issues such as relationships and risky behaviour.
  • Workshops on Relationships
  • Workshops on Finance
  • Workshops on First Aid
  • Interactive presentations on road safety and peer pressure

USEFUL WEBSITES, RESOURCES, REVISION MATERIALS AND EXEMPLAR WORK

 
PSHEE Co-ordinator - Ms M Ahmed-Ali