The intent of our PSHCE curriculum is to deliver a wide variety of topical issues and current affairs that are accessible to all of our pupils.
Our aim is to provide pupils with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally, and to give them confidence to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues they may face.
We provide our students with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Through the PSHCE curriculum, we will cover the following core themes – Health and Well Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Each of these topics encourage our students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future.
Within our PSHCE and RSE lessons we want to develop an understanding of the key concepts with our pupils in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding. This is done by:
• understanding that personal identity is affected by many factors
• recognising what affects confidence and self-esteem and realising that they can change with personal circumstances
• understanding that physical, mental, sexual and emotional health affect our ability to lead fulfilling lives
• using information to make informed and responsible choices
• appreciating that pressure can influence decisions in risky situations and that by developing the confidence to face challenges safely pupils can help protect themselves from harm
• encouraging tolerance of differences within our communities
• understanding career paths and exploring what qualities, skills and attitudes are needed for employability and the risks involved in career choices
• being able to manage their own finances and to appreciate enterprise and economics, understanding that there are risks involved in business