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PSHE provision and Wider Curriculum opportunities

PSHE is an integral part of learning at Saltash Community School, taught discreetly by the PSHE team as well as covered in our tutor times encompassing our reading programme, below is the outline of the programme and wider curriculum opportunities provided for our students.

The lessons will be delivered under the broader titles using the PSHE association framework, our concepts are:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

Activities and learning:

  • in Personal Development and Be Well lessons are in black
  • in other curriculum subjects are in red
  • drop down days and extra-curricular are in blue
  • Guest speakers

Spiral Curriculum Strands:

  • RSE (RSE)
  • Wider world (LWW)
  • Health and Wellbeing (HWB)

Contact Head of PSHE Emma Gue at egue@saltashcloud.net and Emma Childs for KS5 at echilds@saltashcloud.net should you have any questions about the programme or PSHE content.

PSHE Vision:

  • Encourage pupils to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work in modern Britain.
  • PSHE is the lifelong learning about physical, moral, economic, cultural, social, and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, family, respect, love, and care.
  • Helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life, giving them all the skills needed to achieve their aspirations and ambitions.

Intent:

  • Build pupils key skills and attributes for life and work the non-academic skills and attributes acquired through PSHE education have a positive impact on academic performance and life chances as well as being key to boosting the employability of school-leavers and improving social mobility.

  • Educating pupils about their health reduces risk-taking behaviours such as drug or alcohol addiction and improves diet and exercise levels, in turn boosting long-term life chances.
  • Promote positive outcomes relating to emotional health while reducing stigma and helping pupils learn where to go if they have mental health concerns.
    • Promoting positive mental health among pupils.
    • Give pupils information on where to go if they are worried about their own mental health or that of a friend or family member.
    • Reduce mental health stigma by teaching about the issue openly and honestly
    • Provide an opportunity to learn about aspects such as the impact of personal financial choices, an understanding of risk and responsibility, about different types of work and the influence of the media on financial choices (e.g., in relation to gambling).
  • Challenge pupils on unhealthy and exploitative relationships, both to safeguard them from being abused and prevent them from engaging in abusive behaviours themselves as well as informing students about child safety online and offline.

Implementation:

  • Plan a programme which introduces new and more challenging learning, while building on what has gone before, which reflects and meets the personal developmental needs of children and young people.
  • Take a positive approach which does not attempt to induce shock or guilt but focuses on what children and young people can do to keep themselves and others healthy and safe and to lead happy and fulfilling lives.
  • Offer a wide variety of teaching and learning styles within PSHE education including external agency and organisation input, with an emphasis on interactive learning, responding to the needs of our learners.

Rationale from KS2 through to KS5

The PSHE curriculum addresses both pupils’ current experiences and preparation for their future. This Programme of Study therefore provides a spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills, and attributes, where prior learning is revisited, reinforced, and extended year on year.

During Key Stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

At Key Stage 3, students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes, and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them with the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media.

At Key Stage 4, students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during Key Stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

At Key stage 5, the balance shifts towards teaching related to young people’s current experiences. The learning opportunities at Key Stage 5 assume that students have already covered those in Key Stage 4. This Key Stage represents the last opportunity to ensure that students have the knowledge and understanding, skills, strategies, and attributes they need for independent living and the next stage in their education or career.

 

  Year 7 PSHE Programme and Implementation – One lesson per week


Each & Every
Student

Autumn Term

  • What is PSHE, student’s reflection on their primary school education
  • Saltash school TEAM values
  • The importance of self-esteem and being an aspirational learner – HWB
  • Transition to secondary school and school trail – gaining knowledge of the school – LWW
  • Introduction of the University passport scheme and the benefits of the scheme – LWW
  • Building relationships – what are they and why are they important? – HWB
  • Who am I as a person, qualities, and opinions on a range of life areas? – HWB
  • How is our Brain structured and why do we react and respond in specific ways? – HWB
  • Triggers, reactions and support available for Mental health issues – HWB
  • Financial education – how we budget, savings, loans, and interests as well as different financial transactions – LWW
  • Barclays Bank visit – opening a bank account
  • The difference between wants and needs – LWW
  • Social media – understanding safe use – HWB
  • The film/book Wonder developing tenacity and resilience – HWB

Spring Term

  • Understanding stereotyping and prejudice – LWW
  • The components of a healthy lifestyle – HWB
  • Eating responsibly – HWB
  • Healthy living – exercise and keeping active – HWB
  • Legalised drugs – effects of energy drinks on the body – HWB
  • ‘Me & My Future’ – students are encouraged to think about their future, their strengths, and areas for development, to ‘aim higher’ and to set personal targets and goals.  They are encouraged to describe their dream job and why they aspire to it.  Students are introduced to sources of information on different career pathways.  Learning the six career principles, they are introduced to a timeline that can be used to map out how you see your life unfolding – LWW
  • ‘I Love My Job’ event – speed networking event giving students the opportunity to meet business volunteers from a variety of occupational sectors.  Volunteers answer questions about their job role including how it relates to curriculum subject areas – LWW
  • Mental health-what do we mean by this and why might people not want to talk about it – HWB
  • Managing anger and understanding the emotion of it – HWB

Summer Term

  • British values – what are they and what it is like to be British – R
  • British transport police – railway and personal safety – LWW
  • Different types of healthy relationships and friendships – R
  • Toxic behaviours in friendships – R
  • Love and relationships – dealing with new feelings – R
  • Bullying – Why and how can we stop it – R
  • Online behaviours – Cyber bullying – R
  • Puberty & Hygiene – emotional and physical changes to the body in both males and females and the need for personal hygiene – HWB
  • Drugs – To learn about the effects of legal drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and solvents – HWB
  • Drugs – smoking – the effects and consequences presented by the Breathers – HWB
  • Drugs – Legal and Illegal drugs – HWB
  • Drugs – To consider what we already know about drugs, what myth is & what truth is – HWB
  • Personal Identity and why diversity is so important – R
Additional University Passport Scheme including university trips TEAM week programme – allowing students to develop skills and qualities outside of the classroom Extra-Curricular programme including opportunities like Girls Active, please see separate programme Inter form Cross Country, Netball, Rugby, Football, Sports day and Athletics and school team opportunities Student Council and House captain opportunities Carol concert, school production, and concert as well as the end of year celebration event Character sessions and Well-being activity selection in tutor time TEAM Reader scheme Student ambassador scheme


  YEAR 8 PSHE PROGRAMME – One lesson per week


Each & Every
Student

Autumn Term

  • Y7 review and audit of key skills, setting targets for what they are going to do better in Y8 – LWW
  • Communities – To appreciate how a community may develop & the key elements of a community – LWW
  • Community design projects – students to collaborate using our TEAM values – LWW
  • Hate Crime awareness and understanding what it is like to be a refugee delivered by the Community police – R
  • Dreams – importance of aspirations, students to express their dreams in posters – LWW
  • Job Research – allocation of a virtual Job and typical days in different jobs – LWW
  • Job descriptions and terms of employment – LWW
  • Pocket money and age-related financial responsibility – LWW
  • Money, Spending & Personal Belongings – LWW
  • Transferable Skills and why they are needed – LWW
  • Job Loss & Curriculum Vitae’s – LWW
  • Time and how adults spend it compared to children – LWW  

Spring Term

  • Following on from Hate Crime awareness workshops – National holocaust memorial competition – R
  • Social and moral dilemmas about the use of money – LWW
  • Assessment and management of risk in relation to financial decisions that young people take – LWW
  • Voting and why – To learn about the importance of voting, and how politics affects all aspects of our lives – LWW
  • To consider what MPs do, and why their job is important in a democracy as well as local politics – LWW
  • Climate change involving local organisation and plastic pollution – LWW
  • Mental health and wellbeing looking at healthy coping strategies – HWB
  • Health cancer prevention – HWB
  • First aid-basic skills including CPR – HWB

Summer Term

  • British values/our school values and what it is to be British – R
  • Online behaviours and the law around sharing images and digital footprint – HWB
  • YZYP session – Why do people take illegal drugs and the effects of different types of drugs – HWB
  • Online resilience and resisting fear of missing out – HWB
  • Healthy/Unhealthy behaviours in friends and relationships – R
  • Introduction to Tic Tac – What a confidential service is – R
  • Brook – Body image session – R
  • Family dynamics – how families can be fused in different ways – R
  • Drugs – Alcohol – short and long-term effects and addiction – HWB
  • Interactive ‘World of Work’ event organised by RIO – LWW
  • RSE – What is love, focusing on different types of love – R
  • RSE – Healthy/Unhealthy relationships and behaviours – R
  • RSE – Trust and reliable sources of information, expelling myths – R
  • RSE – Consent – What it is and how to seek it and give it – R
Additional Children’s University Passport Scheme including university visits and the chance to be school ambassadors
Full Extra-Curricular programme including opportunities like Girls Active, crafting, gardening, coding, Performing Arts (please see separate programme)
Inter form Cross Country, Netball, Rugby, Football and Athletics and school team opportunities
School production and celebration events
UK Mock trial opportunity
Character sessions and Well-being activity selection in tutor time
TEAM Reader programme
TEAM enrichment week with each day focused on our different values


  YEAR 9 PSHE PROGRAMME – one lesson per week


Each & Every

Student

Autumn Term

  • Developing self-awareness of skills and attributes – LWW
  • Understanding of group dynamics/ethos – LWW
  • Picture of me and how I can succeed – LWW
  • British values – separate lessons on all five of the British Values – Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Tolerance and Freedom linked to school’s TEAM values – R
  • Extremism and PREVENT – session delivered by Devon & Cornwall police – R
  • YZUP – Drugs – reasons why people experiment with Drugs – HWB
  • How does knife crime impact our communities, why do teens get involved and what are the consequences – LWW
  • How does the law deal with young offenders – LWW
  • What rights do we have as shoppers and consumers – LWW
  • How can I stay financially savvy and avoid debts – LWW
  • Acid attacks – why are these on the increase and what we can do if we witness one – LWW
  • Why do people become selfie obsessed and consequences this can have on young people – LWW

Spring Term

  • Barnardo’s – Healthy relationships project – Stereotypes, Protected Characteristics, and online perception – R
  • Barnardo’s – Unhealthy Relationships and types of abuse – R
  • Barnardo’s – Negotiation and Managing conflict – R
  • Barnardo’s – Peer on peer abuse – R
  • Barnardo’s – Relationships and keeping safe online – R
  • Barnardo’s – Pornography – R
  • Options Support through PD lessons and Options Evening – LWW
  • Skills and qualities to base Option choices on – LWW
  • Programmes such as Unifrog, Kudos and career pilot – LWW
  • The Six principles of Careers Education-Grow through life, explore possibilities, manage career, great opportunities, balance life and work and seeing the bigger picture – LWW
  • Post sixteen routes and options, life in our Sixth form – LWW
  • Labour Market Information – LWW
  • Future First – ‘Where my subjects have taken me’ event
  • Employer Q&A about their GCSE Option choices
  • CSE and understanding concepts like money mauls – HWB
  • FGM – What is it and what would raise alarm or worry – R
  • Gender identity and sexuality – terminology and understanding inclusive language and behaviours using stonewall resources – R  

Summer Term

  • Contraception-hormonal and barrier methods and signposting for support and sexually transmitted infections – focused on reducing risky behaviours and the signs and symptoms of them – R
  • Brook session – What a confidential service is and confidential questions – R
  • Options available in pregnancy – adoption, abortion and keeping the baby – R
  • Pregnancy, birth, and the facts – R
  • Parenting and relationship dynamics including marriage – R
  • Mental health conditions – understanding different mental health issues – HWB
  • Drugs – Alcohol and the law around it as well as looking into consequences of binge drinking – HWB
  • Drugs – A-Z of different drugs and their consequences – understanding visuals on certain drugs including Information from the local police around drug trends. Drugs and the Law Devon & Cornwall police – HWB
  • Soft launch of work experience by local employer/organisation, such as Build Plymouth our EA Justine Foccone
Additional Same as year 8 above but also including: Post-16 Options Evening open to all students and their parents
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
Sports Leadership opportunities including Football leaders
Options process including Options evening and Post 16 pathways evening
TEAM Residential week


  YEAR 10 PSHE PROGRAMME – One lesson per fortnight


Each & Every

Student

Autumn Term

  • Work experience – logistics, practical details, and database to research for placements – LWW
  • Post sixteen options-Academic routes, College based options and Apprenticeships – LWW
  • Rights & responsibilities of employers and employees as well as what students can expect from, WE and what employers will expect from them – LWW
  • Apprenticeships – what can I do now to be more successful in gaining an apprenticeship – session by Cornwall College – LWW
  • Students to use Unifrog as both a research tool and a recording tool of competencies and experiences – LWW
  • Letters of application and different ways to get in contact to obtain work experience – LWW
  • The power of volunteering and making a difference – Plymouth Argyle – LWW
  • Telephone and online Interviewing skills – LWW
  • What a CV is and writing a CV – Understanding personal skills and qualities and how to utilise them within work experience – LWW
  • Anti-social behaviour and how this affects communities – HWB
  • Gang cultures and targeting the vulnerable – HWB
  • What it is to be homeless – HWB  

Spring Term

  • Healthy lifestyles – recap over the components of a balanced lifestyle and understanding basic principles of healthy living and the dangers of certain diets and lifestyles – HWB
  • Understanding self-harm looking at eating disorders looking at anorexia and bulimia – HWB
  • Alcohol – session delivered on addiction and alcoholism from the AA – HWB
  • Recap over contraception – session delivered by brook – R
  • Sexually transmitted infections – session delivered by Kernow Positive – R
  • Smoking and Vaping as well as recapping over dental hygiene – HWB
  • Pornography and understanding about where to gain reliable sources of information to make healthy relationship choices – R
  • CSE and recap over consent and sexual assault referral – R

Summer Term

  • Rise above lesson on sleep – facts and advice – HWB
  • Rise above lesson on exam revision and dealing with stress – HWB
  • Managing social anxiety – HWB
  • Anti-racism and Institutional racism – BBC Documentary – LWW
  • Tattooing and piercings – what do you need to know? – HWB
  • Health and Safety in the workplace including statutory requirements – LWW
  • Preparation for work experience (2-hour session) with employers to talk about how students can get the best out of work experience – LWW
  • What you do in a range of situations on work experience – LWW
  • Terms and conditions of employment and acceptable behaviours – LWW
  • Work experience debrief and evaluation of the importance of thanking employers – LWW
Additional Post-16 Options Evening open to all students and their parents
Opportunity to become a Sports leader and take part in sport festivals and events
DoE Silver opportunity
Work experience
Opportunities to represent school in teams and extra-curricular programme
Character sessions/BV and Well-being activity selection in tutor time as well as TEAM reader programme


  YEAR 11 PSHE PROGRAMME – Also taught during tutor time in Y11


Each & Every
Student

Autumn Term

  • One-to-one careers interviews
  • Unifrog and Careers pilot – use of packages and online resources to support choices – LWW
  • Understanding the Apprenticeship route and the skills gap – LWW
  • Post 16 Options & Pathways – 3 main routes – academic, Vocational or Apprenticeship – LWW
  • Post 18 Options & Pathways, looking specifically at Higher education – Falmouth University – LWW
  • Cornwall College presentation focusing on vocational opportunities – LWW
  • Employability skills and what employers look for, as well as transferable skills – LWW
  • Labour Market information – focusing on the local labour market – LWW
  • CV updates ensuring it is employer/college ready – LWW
  • Letters of application and personal statements – LWW
  • Interview skills both face to face and online – LWW
  • NCS presentation on what I wish I know now – LWW
  • Animal rights and sustainability – LWW
  • Globalisation and Multiculturism – LWW
  • Pollution, plastic, and environment – LWW
  • Money laundering – LWW
  • Cybercrime and online fraud – LWW    

Spring Term

  • City College presentation and learning styles – LWW
  • Discovery College presentation and what employers hope to see in interviews – LWW
  • ASK Apprenticeships in to do workshops – LWW
  • Finance focusing on financial needs at different ages, credit, and debit as well as risk, looking at high risk choices like gambling – LWW
  • Revenge porn and what it is – R
  • Relationship break ups and different types of relationships – R
  • Keeping yourself safe – First Aid – HWB
  • Independent Living — HWB
  • How do trade unions protect us at work – LWW
  • Forced and arranged marriages as well as honour-based violence – R
  • Internet safety and the dark web – HWB  

Summer Term

  • Revision Techniques and stress management – HWB
  • NCS – presentation 2, why doing NCS has so many benefits – LWW
  • Exam preparation and getting the most out of – HWB
  • How can we make ourselves and other people feel more positive and why is happiness important – HWB
  • The Importance of sleep – HWB
  • Vaccines and Cancer – HWB
  • Fertility and reproductive Health – HWB
  • Obesity and body positivity – HWB   
Additional Sports leadership programme
NCS opportunity-to sign up and take part in the scheme
Opportunities to represent school in teams and extra-curricular programme
Character sessions and Well-being activity selection in tutor time as well CSW Ambitions project for additional transition
RIO mentoring programme for selected students

Sixth Form

Activities and learning:

  • in PSHE are in red
  • in Assemblies are in Green

  YEAR 12 PSHE PROGRAMME – One lesson per week


Each & Every

Student

Autumn Term

  • Work Experience launch
  • NCS/Volunteering assembly
  • Unifrog use at KS5 – LWW
  • Can I evaluate my strengths and weaknesses-The Skills Builder? – LWW
  • Am I on the right courses? why does LMI matter to these choices – LWW
  • Mock Interviews – LWW
  • PwC Careers skills session
  • Royal Naval Reserve session
  • How can I maintain a positive body image? – HWB
  • Cancer prevention – HWB
  • Healthy romantic relationships – R  

Spring Term

  • Future First ex-student Careers Panel
  • Apprenticeships assembly
  • MOOCs assembly
  • When is sexual behaviour inappropriate? – R
  • What do I need to know about first time sex? – R
  • Anatomy of pleasure and healthy sexual relationships – R
  • What does it take to make a relationship last? – R
  • How do I navigate the complexities of relationships? – R
  • What are the options when it comes to unplanned pregnancies? – R
  • Realities of parenthood – R
  • Do I have the knowledge to make good choices about my sexual health? – R
  • Degree apprenticeship session (Bath Spa)
  • Competitive Universities + Getting the most from your exhibition session (Exeter University)
  • You’re Hired assembly and heats
  • UCAS exhibition & Exeter campus visit  

Summer Term

  • Personal statements session (University of South Wales)
  • Parents HE Information Evening (including Universities of Plymouth & South Wales)
  • You’re Hired heats
  • How can I safely protect myself and others from altercations? HWB
  • First Aid – HWB
  • How can I safeguard myself online? – HWB
  • Work Experience
  • UCAS registration – LWW
  • Personal statement writing – LWW
  • Work Experience preparation – LWW
  • Where we are now – reflection and research What are my Post 18 Options? – LWW
  • What are my employment rights? – LWW
  • What does professionalism look like? – LWW
  • Health and safety for work experience
Additional Post-16 Options Evening open to all students and their parents
National Citizenship Service Scheme (summer term)
Various opportunities are advertised to students such as Exeter Scholars, Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme, Inspire2Involve (Oxbridge), Sutton Trust Summer Schools, Nuffield Research Fellowships etc. All of these have had students participating during the last three years. Invitations to open days and taster days are also passed on
The opportunity to be on the head student team and take on responsibility roles within the Sixth form

 


  YEAR 13 CAREERS & WORK – RELATED LEARNING


Each & Every

Student

Autumn Term

  • Student Life session (University of Plymouth) – LWW
  • Marjon assembly (University of St Mark & St John) – LWW
  • Writing personal statements (Exeter University) – LWW
  • Personal action plans – LWW
  • Research and applications – LWW
  • Interview preparation – LWW
  • Targeted individual interviews (two lessons) – LWW
  • How can I manage a professional online identity? – LWW
  • Am I able to use social media for employment effectively? – LWW
  • What is Extremism – R
  • Can I revise consent – R
  • What does a safe relationship look like? – R
  • What do I need to know about Honour based violence? – R    

Spring Term

  • Student Finance session (Cardiff Uni) or Apprenticeship Session (LSSW) – student choice – LWW
  • Supporting friends-dealing with change – HWB
  • How safe is my alcohol consumption? – HWB
  • How can I cope effectively with change? – HWB
  • When is support needed? – HWB
  • What does safe travel look like? – LWW
  • LGBT+ and history month – LWW

Summer Term

  • Future First surviving the real-world panel and Future first registration / Careers survey – LWW
  • What do I need to know about choosing financial products? – LWW
  • What is the cost of living independently? – LWW
  • Can I budget effectively? – LWW
Additional Post-16 Options Evening open to all students and their parents
National Citizenship Service Scheme (summer term)
Various opportunities are advertised to students such as open days, gap year schemes, Bettie Weissman International Summer Science Institute etc.
The school takes part in Truro school’s Oxbridge preparation activities in the autumn term (focusing on interview). Mock interviews are also offered to all students.
Tutor programme including well-being and character sessions
Sports leadership programme
Head student team opportunities
Shared reading and peer mentoring