Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum equips pupils 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. Our course is designed around the PSHE Association’s Thematic modular approach.

A critical component of our PSHE curriculum is providing opportunities for pupils 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.

Following a consultation in 2021, it is during PSHE lessons that pupil also receive relationship and sex education, in-line with the Governments statutory RSE curriculum.

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It is our intention to ensure that our PSHE curriculum contributes to the personal development of all pupils by helping them 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 pupils 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 pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and their safety as well as delivering the statutory aspects of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in-line with DfE changes introduced in 2020. Within these aspects of the curriculum it is our aim to ensure that RSE is taught to all pupils at an appropriate stage in their development, in a way that is sensitive to their cultural or religious background and in a way that respects the dignity and equality of all.


Subject progression & sequencing

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Year 7
  • Transition & Safety
  • Developing skills & aspirations
  • Financial decision making
Year 8
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Community and careers
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Digital literacy
Year 9
  • Peer influence, substance use and gangs
  • Setting goals
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Employability skills
Year 10
  • Mental Health
  • Financial decision making
  • Exploring influence
  • Addressing extremism and radicalisation
  • Readiness for work
Year 11
  • Building for the future
  • Next steps
  • Communication in relationships
  • Independence
  • Families

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