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Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) lessons help the students of Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. PSHCE provides students with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.

PSHCE inspire students to be inventive and resourceful supporting them in making effective transitions and career choices and in handling finances appropriately. Students are encouraged to reflect on and make clear their own values and attitudes. Being an important aspect of the academy’s curriculum PSHCE develops students’ independence and enables them to take responsibility for themselves, preparing them for future roles as parents, employees and leaders. It reinforces their employment prospects through developing personal and social skills. PSHCE contributes to the health and wellbeing of our students which will in the end contribute to the health of the nation. It also underpins the safety and protection of our students.

Statutory Requirements

  • PSHCE makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to:
  • Promote children’s and young people’s wellbeing (wellbeing is defined in the Children Act 2004 as the promotion of physical and mental health; emotional wellbeing; social and economic wellbeing; education, training and recreation; recognition of the contribution made by children to society; and protection from harm and neglect).
  • Achieve the whole curriculum aims
  • Promote community cohesion

Organisation

Students in key stage 3 are taught PSHCE once a week in one hour lessons and in enrichment activities and in tutor time for year 10 students.

Lessons

PSHCE lessons occur once a week for years 7, 8 and 9 and last for an hour each time. The lessons are an opportunity for students to engage in debates, view issues from alternative viewpoints, and arrive at a balanced conclusion after evaluating these points of view.

Assemblies

PSHCE is also delivered across all key stages and year groups through the medium of school assemblies – whole school assemblies and year group assemblies where appropriate. For instance, students benefit from a series of extra safeguarding talks delivered by the police covering such topics as knife crime, LGBT hate crime, sexting and child sexploitation.

Careers Information Advice and Guidance

Careers information is a standalone topic in Year 9 with a particular emphasis placed on the study of the local labour market. Many other topics are also connected to this important strand of PSHCE namely The Real game in Year 7 and careers advice in year 8. A Careers Week further provides students from across the year group a varying experience of hands on activities and talks delivered by representatives of employers from a variety of local and national employers.

 

Topics

 

Year Group

 

Autumn

Term

1

 

Autumn

Term

2

 

Spring

Term

1

 

Spring

Term

2

 

Spring

Term

1

 

Spring

Term

2

 

 

 7

Rights, rules and responsibilities

Equality – homosexuality, disability, gender

 

The Real game

 

Prevent

 

Democracy and the rule of law

 

Relationships

 

Sexual education

 

Bullying

 

Risk

 

Drugs

 

 

8

 

Advice for Year 7s joining the school

 

Values

 

Friendships

 

Equality – homosexuality, disability, gender

 

Careers

 

Prevent

 

Identity

 

Emotional wellbeing

 

Communities

 

Drugs

 

Risk

 

Sexual education

 

Liberty

 

 

9

 

Money

Planning for the future

 

Equality – homosexuality, disability, gender

 

Local labour market information

 

Prevent

 

Sexual education

 Drugs  Risk  Young people and the law

 

 

10

 

Gangs

 

Sexting

 

Hate crime - LGBT

 

Equality – homosexuality, disability, gender

 

Prevent

 

Careers

 

Knife crime

 

Cyber bullying

 

Sexual relationships

 

Relationships