PSHE

Head of Faculty: Mrs S Wiltshire
Teaching Staff: Miss C Gooding, Mr S Leonard, Mrs H Wilson, Mrs A Caines and Mrs A Carrington
Level of teaching: Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

“PSHE…Learning to make the right choices for myself.”

The PSHE and Citizenship programme at St Mark’s reflects and reinforces the Christian values and curriculum aims of the school and recognises each child as a unique creation with individual needs. It gives opportunities for students to critically reflect on their experiences and to develop their sense of individual identity, well-being and self-esteem.

The intention is that students are encouraged to believe in their ability to succeed, to manage risk and take responsibility for themselves as a learner and as a member of society, to consider future choices and to develop aspirations for their working life. Students are also encouraged to develop respect for diversity in society.
Content and Approach:

The formal PHSE and Citizenship curriculum is divided into a termly focus for each year group:

Lessons are designed to be age appropriate and involve a variety of activities designed to challenge and engage students fully, especially in terms of active learning styles.
The school works closely with a range of visitors and organisations to ensure accurate and specialist information is given. The school also works very closely with the local health team, the school nurse, and the LEA drugs advisor, plus specialist careers advisory services.

For further information about this course, please email the Head of Faculty, Mrs S Wiltshire
or telephone her on 01225 312661.

Key Stage 3(Years 7-9)

Schemes of work will cover the following:

Year 7

Terms 1 & 2
Settling into my new school
Healthy and positive relationships
Mental health and well-being
Dealing with friendship problems
Anti-bullying, including online

Terms 3 & 4
Personal safety outside
Drugs and alcohol
Money – needs and wants
Sticking to a budget

Terms 5 & 6
Careers
Values
Employability skills for later life
Puberty and emotions


 

Year 8

Terms 1 & 2
Diversity in relationships
Relationship with self
Resilience
Justice
Human rights
Peace in the community
Morals and kindness

Terms 3 & 4
How laws are made
Our parliament
Contraception
STTs
Risks on purpose
Drugs
Gambling
Household bills
Financial risk
UK Economy
Taxes
General elections

Terms 5 & 6
Basic career planning
Self confidence
Being enterprising
Puberty
Menstruation
Pregnancy
Contraception
STTs


Year 9

Terms 1 & 2
Broken relationships
LGBT –stereotypes, discrimination, prejudice, homophobia
Employability skills
Career planning – choosing options
CVs
Being enterprising
Volunteering

Terms 3 & 4
Drugs
Advice
Protection from poor health
Saving
Budgeting
Payslips
Borrowing money sensibly

Terms 5 & 6
Rights and responsibilities
Crime and punishment
Child development
Consent
STTs
Commitment


Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

Schemes of work will cover the following:

Year 10

Terms 1 & 2
Good and bad relationships
Houses of Parliament
British Values

Terms 3 & 4
Teenage cancer
AIDS and HIV
Drugs
Healthy choices
Cost of living
Taxes and National Insurance
Pensions
21st century employability skills

Terms 5 & 6
Problem solving
Goal setting
Networking
Online reputation
Enterprise and creativity


Year 11

Terms 1 & 2
Study or employment
Rights and responsibilities
Planning for the future
Money stresses
Worklife balance
Bank accounts
Credit cards
Mortgages and renting
Student loans and grants
When you start earning

Terms 3 & 4
Mental health
Homelessness
Substances
Staying safe
Consent
Cyber safety
Prevent
Hate crime
Democracy

Terms 5 & 6
Positive parenting
Discrimination
Being ethical citizens
Values and conflicting values
Careers
Preparing for GCSEs


Examination:
N/A