Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. When taught well, PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.

Lindsworth School takes a thematic approach to secondary PSHE education, covering all three core themes of the Programme of Study (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World) over six half terms. The curriculum is designed in such a way that all year groups are working on the same core theme at the same time. Content has been selected that ensures opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attributes, through a programme that is relevant and appropriate to the ethos of the school and the needs of its students.

 

Curriculum Content KS3

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

7

1

Health and Wellbeing

Transition and Safety

Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside school, including first aid

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Developing Skills and Aspirations

Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations

 

3

Relationships

Diversity

Diversity, prejudice, and bullying

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Puberty

Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, and FGM

 

5

Relationships

Building Relationships

Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries

 

6

Living in the Wider World

Financial Decision Making

Saving, borrowing, budgeting and making financial choices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

8

1

Health and Wellbeing

Drugs and Alcohol

Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to drug use

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Community and Careers

 Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work

 

3

Relationships

Discrimination

 Discrimination in all its forms, including: racism, religious discrimination, disability, discrimination, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies

 

5

Relationships

Identity and Relationships

 Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’, and an introduction to contraception

 

6

Living in the Wider World

Digital Literacy

 Online safety, digital literacy, media reliability, and gambling hooks

 

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

9

1

Health and Wellbeing

Peer influence, substance use and gangs

 Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, substance misuse, and gang exploitation

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Setting Goals

 Learning strengths, career options and goal setting as part of the GCSE options process

 

3

Relationships

Respectful Relationships

 Families and parenting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and relationship changes

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Healthy Lifestyle

Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices, and first aid

 

5

Relationships

Intimate Relationships

 Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception, the risks of STIs, and attitudes to pornography

 

6

Living in the Wider World

Employability Skills

Employability and online presence