These elements of the curriculum are combined into a subject termed ‘PSHE’ in both Key Stages 3 and 4. The citizenship and PSHE curriculum give students the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives, and to become informed, active and responsible citizens, capable of forming good relationships and respecting the differences between people. We also aim to prepare students for the world of work, providing them with the knowledge, understanding, creativity and confidence to be wealth creators in their future lives. The core themes are Careers, Living in the Wider World, Health and wellbeing, Relationships, and Citizenship.
The delivery of PSHE is mapped across the curriculum, into tutor periods and also five discrete PSHE days which take place each year (two full days and three half days). A number of speakers come in to help deliver important content – including local police talking about county lines. We also use our links with The Henley College who deliver a session about post 16 options to Year 9 but also support us to deliver various topics including, this year, consent. Students also receive support from the Adviza careers service. Students, parents, tutors, and the Learning Support team are informed of content prior to each day – to encourage wider discussion.
You can find more detail on the topics covered on each PSHE day in the document linked below.