Personal, Social and Health Education - PSHE

The topics for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

Year 7 topics

  • Expectations and organisation within the school community
  • Staying safe – including travelling to and from school
  • Developing Positive Relationships – including different types of relationships, personal strengths and weaknesses, qualities needed within a team/class/friendship environment, respect for one another’s points of view, opinions and personal space and peer pressure.
  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying – including race, culture, ability, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and age
  • E-Safety – including social media, gaming and chat websites
  • Healthy Lifestyle – including diet and exercise
  • Changes – including puberty, body image and self esteem

Year 8 Topics

  • Being a responsible Citizen both in and out of school- including having a positive contribution to society
  • Community and Law – Including different cultures/traditions and attitudes to different genders.
  • Bullying/Cyber bullying
  • Racism
  • Media - including control and influences
  • Personal Well Being
  • Drug and Alcohol awareness
  • Body changes
  • Study Skills
  • Healthy Lifestyle – including healthy mind and body
  • Economy – including management of money, taxes, loans/mortgages
  • Careers – including career pathway through education and work experience
  • Introduction to Year 9 choices

Year 9 Topics

  • Goal setting and expectations
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Communication
  • Values
  • Human Rights
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • E-Safety including sexting
  • Body Image
  • Healthy Lifestyle including Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Politics
  • Sex Education and positive relationships