Promoting Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship
As a school, we use the PSHE Association Programme of Study in which Relationships Education and Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing Education are taught through three core themes within which there is broad overlap and flexibility:
Core theme 1. Health and Wellbeing
Core theme 2. Relationships
Core theme 3. Living in the Wider World
Schools are expected to cover all three but it will mandatory for all schools to deliver health education and relationships and sex education (or ‘relationship education’ in primaries) by 2020.
The following topics are interwoven through our Curriculum Maps;
Families and People who Care for Me
Care and Friendships
Internet Safety and Harms
Physical Health and Fitness
Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
Health and Prevention
Basic First Aid
Changing Adolescent Body
As well as being interwoven throughout the curriculum, the school also uses discrete sessions to augment several of these topics. These include:
My Money Week
Internet Safety Week
St. John’s Ambulance Training
School Nurse Visits
Emotional Mental Health & Wellbeing Nurse
Vision North East
Police Dog Visits (Jet & Ben)
Family Group Sessions
Educate and Celebrate Activities
Visits to a variety of Places of Worship.
Outdoor & Woodland Learning through Woodland Trust and OASES.
Learning Outside the Classroom Residential Visits. (Robinwood, Lockerbie Manor, Giessen).