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Creating global citizens • Learn it Live it

PSHE is a high impact course that enables students to reach their full potential by developing knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to thrive as global citizens.

PSHE provides students with the capacity to make responsible decisions and manage many of the most critical challenges and opportunities life can present.

PSHE provides a platform that gives every student the opportunity to be safe and successful within the ever-changing landscapes of today’s society.

The PSHE Team
Mr C Sinclair Geography
Mr J Addy Geography
Miss C Atkinson Modern Foreign Languages
Mr M Carruthers Geography
Mr G Dawson Business Studies
Mr J Dowsland Computing
Mrs C Harrison Business Studies
Mr S Hemsley Mathematics
Mr R Jarvis Society and Ethics
Miss J Renton Society and Ethics
Ms R Whitfield Geography

Key Stage 3 

During Year 7 and Year 8 PSHE is delivered through our PSHE Enrichment Days, as well as through the tutor programme and key curriculum areas. These collapsed timetable days provide opportunities for young people to spend extended amounts of time focussing on a subject or theme. There are four PSHE Enrichment Days delivered in each year.

The PSHE Enrichment Days provide excellent opportunities to work with external professionals and staff to explore important personal development themes.  The current PSHE Enrichment Day programme includes:

Year 7



Environmental Awareness

Healthy Relationships

Year 8

British Values

Careers Day

Managing Finance

Healthy Futures

Key Stage 4 

In Years 9 and 10, PSHE is delivered through a timetabled lesson. In addition, Year 9 have one PSHE Enrichment Day during which we work with the Prison Me No Way team. In Year 11 young people again focus on PSHE through our Enrichment Days. Days in Year 11 include a Careers Day where local employers support our young people by visiting us to give mock interviews, we look at apprenticeships, social media in the work place and also Log on Move on.  Further days include a post 16 progression day and a sex and relationships education day.

Year 9

British Values:

  • Identity
  • Introduction to BV
  • Democracy
  • Tolerance
  • Rule of Law
  • Criminal Justice System


  • Introduction to E-Safety
  • The Social Network
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint
  • Online Scams
  • Mobile Phones
  • Body image


  • Introduction to Careers
  • Careers
  • Pathways
  • Decision Making
  • Employability Skills
  • Planning your future career

Healthy Lifestyles:

  • Introduction to Healthy lifestyles
  • Active Lifestyles
  • Opportunity
  • Diet
  • Routine
  • Health Risks
  • Rest and Recovery

Financial Capability:

  • Introduction to money management
  • Pay Slips
  • Paying Bills
  • Budgeting
  • Bank Accounts

Healthy Relationships:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Puberty
  • Periods
  • Break ups
  • Consent
  • STIs
  • Contraception


Year 10

British Values:

  • Recap of British Values
  • Brexit Britain
  • Racism
  • Radicalisation
  • Religious Extremism
  • Prevent


  • Introduction to Citizenship
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Rich vs Poor
  • Knife Crime
  • Crime and Council Estates
  • Emergency Services
  • NHS

Mental Well-being:

  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Healthy Mind
  • Mind Training
  • Toughness
  • Challenge
  • Resilience

Health Choices:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Illegal Highs
  • Ethics of Drug Use
  • Drug Laws


  • Work Experience
  • Stereotypes
  • Social Media
  • Health and Safety
  • Employability Skill
  • Writing CVs

Sex and Relationships:

  • Controlling relationships
  • Abuse
  • Sex
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Pornography
  • LGBT+ Relationships
  • Homophobia + Transphobia