Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum equips students to live healthy, safe, and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, building assertive relationships, guided career choices and in helping them understand how they might achieve physical, mental and economic wellbeing.

A critical component of our PSHE curriculum is providing opportunities for students to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, exploring the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they will encounter now in school and in the future in wider society.

Our course is designed around the PSHE Association’s Thematic modular approach.

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It is our intention to ensure that our PSHE curriculum contributes to the personal development of all students by helping our students to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk by making informed and ethically secure choices.

We seek to enable them to recognise, accept and shape their own identities, understanding and accommodating difference and change. In managing how they regulate their emotions and communicate constructively we provide them with the skills and knowledge to engage in their local community and beyond.

Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others empowers our students to form and maintain good relationships, developing essential skills for future employability and to better enjoy and manage their lives.

We use the PSHE curriculum to make a significant contribution to our students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and their safety.


Subject progression & sequencing (topic length in weeks)

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Year 7
  • Diversity
  • Health & puberty
  • Building relationships
  • Financial decision making
Year 8
  • Discrimination
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Identity and relationships
  • Digital literacy
Year 9
  • Respectful relationships
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Intimate relationships
  • Employability skills
Year 10
  • Healthy relationships
  • Exploring influence
  • Addressing extremism and radicalisation
  • Readiness for work

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