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PSHE

PSHE at The Abbey helps our students to develop as individuals in a wider society. The core themes are Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  Students have the opportunity to learn to understand themselves physically, emotionally, socially and sexually and to understand their relationships and responsibilities towards others. Lessons provide opportunities for students to develop important skills such as communication, discussion, decision-making, working with others and the chance to explore their own attitudes/beliefs and those of others. We look at what qualities are needed to become a moral citizen in modern day Britain and how students can keep both themselves and others safe. We have outside agencies visit, including the NSPCC, and the Fire Service. We also have themed days/assemblies to address various issues including Anti-Bullying and E-Safety.

Year 7

Through our PSHE curriculum we aim for pupils to:

  • Develop their emotional literacy and develop skills to make positive choices and decisions and consider consequences
  • Develop personal autonomy by having a degree of responsibility and control over their lives
  • Explore what makes for positive and healthy relationships, awareness, resilience, self-worth and aspiration
  • Make differences or changes by their individual or collective actions
  • Find out there are different viewpoints which lead to a respect for the opinions of others

 
Topics: 

  • Discover Me – Settling in, processes and procedures, personal skills and qualities – life so far!  
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing - Good health/diet, personal hygiene, exercise and leisure, sleep and dealing with pressure, smoking.  
  • Relationships and Sex Education - Relationships – what makes a good friend, puberty, personal safety – safe and unsafe touches. 
  • Financial Wellbeing - what is money, history and functions, why do we need it, how we look after it – budgeting, planning and banking. 
  • Active Citizenship – what is community, rules and why we need them, the law, environment and litter project 
  • Global Citizenship – Dealing with difference, children’s rights, charities, discrimination

Year 8 & 9

Through our PSHSE curriculum we aim for pupils to:

  • Develop their emotional literacy and develop skills to make positive choices and decisions and consider consequences
  • Develop personal autonomy by having a degree of responsibility and control over their lives
  • Explore what makes for positive and healthy relationships, awareness, resilience, self-worth and aspiration
  • Make differences or changes by their individual or collective actions
  • Find out there are different viewpoints which lead to a respect for the opinions of others

 
We cover the curriculum using a 2-year cycle.  Over the two years the following topics will be covered:           

Cycle 1: 

  • Emotional Wellbeing  
  • Health Education
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Personal safety
  • Laws, Peer Pressure and other influences
  • Financial Wellbeing

Cycle 2: 

  • Personal Safety
  • Community 
  • Being a good Citizen
  • Drugs Education
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Financial Well Being

Year 10 & 11

Through our PSHE curriculum we aim for pupils to:

  • Develop their emotional literacy and develop skills to make positive choices and decisions and consider consequences
  • Develop personal autonomy by having a degree of responsibility and control over their lives
  • Explore what makes for positive and healthy relationships, awareness, resilience, self-worth and aspiration
  • Make differences or changes by their individual or collective actions
  • Find out there are different viewpoints which lead to a respect for the opinions of others

We have outside agencies visit, including the Fire Service, NSPCC and drama groups (Chelsea’s Choice), and we have themed days/assemblies to address various issues including Anti-Bullying, Radicalisation/Extremism and E-Safety.
 

PSHE is taught on a 2-year rolling programme and includes the following topics:

  • Young people, drugs and the law
  • Global citizenship
  • Relationships and sex education
  • Child sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism
  • Parenting
  • Behaviour in the work place and careers - making applications
  • Financial planning for independent living
  • Highway Code – driving Skills
  • Healthy life styles
  • Personal and emotional well being