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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 KS4

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

10

1

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health

 Mental health and ill health, stigma, safeguarding health, including during periods of transition or change

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Financial Decision Making

Financial decision making The impact of financial decisions, debt, gambling and the impact of advertising on financial choices

 

3

Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Relationships and sex expectations, myths, pleasure and challenges, including the impact of the media and pornography

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Exploring Influence

 The influence and impact of drugs, gangs, role models and the media

 

5

Relationships

Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation

Communities, belonging and challenging extremism

 

6

Living in the Wider World

Work Experience

Work experience Preparation for and evaluation of work experience and readiness for work

 

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

11

1

Health and Wellbeing

Building for the Future

 Self-efficacy, stress management, and future opportunities

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Next Steps

 Application processes, and skills for further education, employment and career progression

 

3

Relationships

Communication in Relationships

 Personal values, assertive communication (including in relation to contraception and sexual health), relationship challenges and abuse

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Independence

Responsible health choices, and safety in independent contexts

 

5

Relationships

Families

 Different families and parental responsibilities, pregnancy, marriage and forced marriage and changing relationships