PHSE

Student curriculum

PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Our PSHE education ensures that all of our students receive information which helps them to stay safe and aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education.

Students in Year 7 and 8 will have a timetabled lesson of PSHE once a fortnight with a subject specialist teacher, they will also have the opportunity to voice any concerns regarding the topics in the lessons to the PSHE Lead, Miss Broadhurst.

Our STMCA PSHE Timetabled Curriculum:

Year 7

Core Theme 1- Health and Wellbeing (Topics include: Mental Health, Personal Hygiene, Personal Risk and Safety).

Core Theme 2- Relationships (Topics include: Positive Relationships, Healthy Friendships, Anti-Bullying)

Core Theme 3- Living in the Wider World (Topics include: Skills employer value, Budgeting and Finances)

 

Year 8

Core Theme 1- Health and Wellbeing (Topics include: Emotional Wellbeing, Online Screen Time, Tobacco use and healthy coping strategies).

Core Theme 2- Relationships (Topics include: Relationships in Media, Consent and Expectations in a relationship)

Core Theme 3- Living in the Wider World (Topics include: Skills employer value, Budgeting and Finances)

 

Students in all year groups will have a form period per week dedicated to PSHE. This will be delivered by the Form Tutors and will give students the opportunity to learn life skills beyond the regular curriculum. This ‘morning mission’ programme will focus on a range of subjects (examples listed below) and considers the voice of the student body regarding topics they have asked for more information on.

 

Our STMCA PSHE ‘Morning Mission’ Curriculum:

Year 7- Form Community, Mental Health and Building Friendships

Year 8- Goals for the new year, Healthy Eating and Better Communication

Year 9- Options, Anger Management and Stress Awareness

Year 10- Revision and Goals, How to use the NHS, Anger Management and Modern Slavery.

Year 11- Revision and Goals, How to use the NHS, Anger Management and Modern Slavery.

All Year Groups- First Aid Day, Democracy, Black History Month, Grief Awareness and Holocaust Memorial Day.

 

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