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.