Our Curriculum

Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) Education enables our pupils to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our pupils with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our pupils are encouraged to become critical thinkers and develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. 

Our curriculum is planned from Year 5 through to the end of Year 11. Our curriculum is built around overarching concepts such as:

To view a copy of the PSHE KS2 - 4 Learning Journey click here.

We aim to prepare our pupils for life, helping them to really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. We hope that through the teaching of the different threads in the PSHE and RSE curriculum, pupils will learn strategies to help them stay safe and healthy and be able to manage their personal and social lives in a positive way. Key areas are revisited so children can gain a good understanding of how to be healthy, how to create respectful relationships and how to look after their mental wellbeing. PSHE teaching, along with our school values, develops the pupil’s understanding of school values of Aspiration, Challenge, Resilience and Respect.

In KS2 form tutors deliver the PSHE programme to their classes. This is responsive to issues and current topics. At KS3 pupils have one PSHE lesson per week. This is a “ghost” lesson which moves forward by one lesson per week, taught by their normal class teacher. In KS4 pupils have one timetabled lesson per week. Our curriculum meets all statutory requirements regarding RSE and Careers education. It is regularly reviewed to ensure that it meets these requirements as well as the changing needs of pupils.  PSHE is not formally assessed and home learning would only be set when further research might benefit pupils' personal development.

PSHE lessons are supplemented by weekly assemblies, which often complement topics studied in PSHE. Activities are also provided for form tutors at specific times of the year, such as during Anti-Bullying Week or Parliament Week.