PERSONAL, SOCIAL & HEALTH EDUCATION
PSHE education (timetabled as Life Skills and Values) equips pupils to live a healthy, safe, and balanced life. LSV allows pupils to develop an understanding of their own personal development and encourages pupils to make informed choices and recognise what influences their decisions. We endeavour to provide pupils with opportunities that they may not have been presented with in their previous educational settings or home environment.
For pupils working towards further education or employment LSV is paramount in creating an understanding for what life looks like away from secondary education. We encourage our pupils to develop themselves personally in order to understand themselves as individuals. The ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships and develop the essential skills for future employability.
The LSV curriculum contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their safety, behaviour and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing. In addition, the learning provided through LSV is essential to safeguarding pupils.
This programme of study covers Foundation stage to Key stage 4 and is based on three core themes within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
Overarching concepts developed through the PSHE
Beyond those subjects/areas identified in the National Curriculum, we provide further opportunities for all pupils, which help us to achieve our mission.
- Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these)
- Relationships (including different types and in different settings). Our RSE policy
- A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet)
- Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings
- Diversity and equality (in all its forms)
- Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)
- Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)
- Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including persuasion, bullying, negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)
- Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)
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Key Stage 4
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Living in the wider world:
economic wellbeing, careers and
the world of work
How to manage transition to post 16 education
How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts and to develop parenting skills
About rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities
How to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious
How to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
About the economic and business environment
How personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers
*Sexual health is included within this core theme; however, it is important that sexual health is considered within the context of healthy relationships.
During Key stage 4, all pupils will achieve a Certificate in Personal, Social Education through AQA.
- Other information
- Positive relationship workshops delivered by Teenz Talks and Splits
- Army Careers advisor – Dave Percivil
- Careers South West
- Barclays Life Skills
- Community Connecting
- #be kind campaign
- Sun safe school
- Wiltshire Healthy Schools
www.kooth.com – online free counselling for young people
www.youngminds.org.uk – useful mental health resources for young people and parents
www.bbc.com/bitesize – BBC bitesize offer material on school pressures.