Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) provides a vital foundation for the personal development of young people in preparing them for adult life.

All students in Year 7-10 study (PSHE) and participate in a one hour lesson per fortnight. All topics will be delivered by staff with the occasional input from external speakers. Year 11 students receive PSHE through the Year 11 mentoring programme and year group assemblies.

The following strands of the National Curriculum will be covered: Personal and Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability.   Citizenship, including British constitution and Values, such as democracy, is also encompassed in the PSHE programme.

The objectives of the PSHE programme are:

  • To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and become informed, active and responsible citizens.
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of individuals preparing them for later in life.
  • To help students to learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning, allowing them to develop tolerance, respect and sensitivity towards others.
  • To develop students’ confidence to discuss issues, share ideas and develop their own decision making strategies.
  • To develop personal autonomy by encouraging self -awareness, self-esteem and self–confidence.
  • To develop a clear understanding of personal safety and the management of risks.
  • To develop and build upon students’ current knowledge, understanding, skills, values and experiences.
  • To enable students to appreciate the concepts, knowledge and skills to be able to manage themselves successfully, their relationships, risks, challenges and opportunities, predictable and unpredictable, known and unknown that they may encounter.

The following grid shows the title of each module covered.  In addition to this, students in Years 7-9 will receive Drugs Education in liaison with the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Remembrance Remembrance Remembrance Remembrance Remembrance
Anti-Bullying Anti-Bullying Anti-Bullying Anti-Bullying Peer On Peer Relationships
Road Safety Road Safety County Lines County Lines Abuse
Criminal Responsibility Anger Management FGM Knife Crimes Bullying


List of external providers/speakers

  • The Amy Winehouse Foundation
  • The Schools Police Officer
  • The Safer Transport Police
  • The Dogs Trust
  • Spark 4 Life
  • Addaction
  • KIP Education
  • The Arc Theatre Group

Useful website links:

BBC – Learning Zone Broadband Class
BBC – Careers Toolbox
BBC – Citizenship
Channel 4 – PSHE Interactive resources
Channel 4 – Life Stuff Handz on
Citizenship studies
Safer Internet
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection )
the parent zone
Personal Finance#

British Values