Throughout their seven years of PSHE education, we strive to give students a sense of empowerment and the knowledge, skills and understanding to become informed, aware, active and responsible citizens, both at a local and global level. We aim to build the confidence in our students to make well-informed decisions on how to stay safe in their communities and be the best possible version of themselves. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. British Values promote democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and a tolerance to regard people of all faiths, races, cultures, disabilities and those that are different with respect. The teaching of fundamental British Values forms part of the PSHE work we do within school.

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our students will understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society. Our aim is to support students’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, prepare and equip them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We aim to provide our students with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.

The PSHE spiral and progressive curriculum allows students to revisit topics or themes several times throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. The complexity or difficulty of the topic or theme increases with each revisit. Most of the learning has a relationship with old learning and is put in context with the old information. This allows most of the information to be reinforced and solidified each time students revisit the subject matter or topic.

Year 7 

  • Personal safety inside and outside school
  • Careers, teamwork and aspirations
  • Diversity, prejudice and bullying 
  • Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty 
  • Self-worth, romance, friendships and relationship boundaries online and face to face
  • Financial decision making, saving, borrowing, budgeting and financial choices 


Year 8 

  • Alcohol and drug misuse and pressure related to drug use 
  • Gender identity, sexual orientation, sexting and introduction to contraception
  • Careers and life choices, different types and pattern of work 
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies  
  • Online safety, digital literacy, media reliability and gambling hooks
  • Discrimination including racism, religious discritmination, disability discrimination, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia


Year 9 

  • Substance misuse, healthy and unhealthy friendships, gang exploitation
  • Families and parenting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution
  • Learning strengths, career options and goal setting including GCSE options 
  • Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices 
  • Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception the risks of STIs and attitudes to pornogrophy 


Year 10

  • Online and media including pornography.
  • Financial decision making including debt, online advertising and gambling 
  • Mental health and ill health, stigma, safeguarding health, including during periods of transition and change 
  • Communities, belonging and challenging extremism 
  • The influence and impact of drugs, gangs and role models and the media 

Year 11

  • Mental wellbeing and accessing support 
  • Further education and training opportunities
  • Different families, parental responsibilities, pregnancy, marriage, forced marriage and changing relationships
  • Drugs and alcohol including the dangers of recreational use
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