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PSHE & Citizenship

Subject PSHE & Citizenship
Contact Mrs A Watts

Overview

Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Citizenship education enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, prepare for life and work in modern Britain and play a full and active part in society as responsible citizens.

Our programme of Study for PSHE and Citizenship education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking.

Core themes are explored in a number of ways :

  1. Through timetabled lessons delivered by Group Tutors on a rolling programme .
  2. Embedded into delivery across curriculum subjects
  3. As part of our assembly schedule
  4. During Enrichment week (for KS3 students)
Citizenship Themes PSHE Themes
Democracy and political systems Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
Law and Justice Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Finance / community Living in the Wider World

KEy staGe 3 

Overview - Citizenship

At Key Stage 3 students learn about:

  • the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch
  • the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties
  • the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom
  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals
  • the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities
  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.

Overview - PSHE

At Key Stage 3 students learn about:

  • personal identity
  • healthy life styles
  • keeping safe
  • rights and responsibilities
  • economic wellbeing
  • employability and enterprise
  • career progression
  • Healthy relationships
  • RSE
  • Relationship safety
  • Valuing difference
Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
7

What is PSHE?

What do we mean by a healthy lifestyle?

Diet, exercise and how to make healthy choices

The risks of alcohol, nicotine and other substances (drugs)

Enterprise skills and introduction to careers

Learning from career and labour market information (Gatsby 2) 

Challenging career stereotypes and raising aspirations including the importance of self- esteem and resilience  (Gatsby 3)

Exploring family life

Managing on and off line friendships

Romance, love, new feelings and teen friendships 

The Changing Adolescent body : Managing puberty

Issues of unwanted contact and FGM

Keeping good mental health and an understanding of emotional literacy - managing anger 

Diversity, prejudice and bullying including cyber bullying

What does it mean to be a British Citizen?

Exploring racism, radicalisation and extremism
8

Addiction - vaping, nicotine, smoking :  managing peer influence.

Cancer awareness

First aid and personal safety

Teenage pregnancy and parenting

Financial literacy &

Career Skills 

(EE Framework) :

  1. Being creative
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Aiming High
  4. Staying Positive
  5. Listening & Understanding
  6. Presenting
  7. Working in a team
  8. Leading

Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination

Online safety and digital literacy including online grooming, pornography, sexting and image share

Mindfulness

Emotional Literacy

Self-management, self-  awareness & sensitivity 

Introduction to sexuality and consent

Introduction to contraception and STI’s

 

Domestic conflict 
9

Our Health and Personal Safety

Peer pressure, assertiveness and risk

  • Alcohol awareness
  • Drugs and the Law
  • Vaccinations, organ & blood donation, stem cells, hygiene
  • Acid attacks
Self- harm 

Understand careers, career pathways and future aspirations linked to labour market information (Gatsby 2)

Employability, enterprise qualities, personality & skills

Identify learning strengths and setting goals as part of the GCSE options process

British Community

 

Immigration, the UK and diverse community

The LGBTQAI community

Peer Pressure and Child sexual exploitation

Mental health : anxiety and stress , developing interpersonal skills and a growth mind set

19th March 2020 – Period 3

Guest Speaker – 2engage Risking it all theatre production

Domestic violence and abusive relationships

 

The Media, eating disorders and body image – Male & Female

 

Enrichment opportunities

During the academic year, throughout curriculum subjects and via extra-curricular activities, students are provided with a wide range of enrichment opportunities.All students at KS3 take part in a week of enrichment activities designed to  deepen their knowledge and understanding  of the Citizenship and PSHE themes and to develop essential skills for life beyond the classroom.

Enrichment Week

Year Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
7 STEM Wonder Park

Employer Encounter (Gatsby 5)

Community Citizenship

Well being + Sports Day

Enterprise & Citizenship Challenge – Law in Action (EE)
8

Employer Encounter (Gatsby 5)

Enterprise & Citizenship Challenge – Bid to Build – Construction Industry (EE)

STEM careers (Gatsby 4)

Well-being + Sports Day

Community Citizenship
9

Community Citizenship

STEM careers  (Gatsby 4)

Enterprise & Citizenship Challenge – Criminal Justice Day

Well-being + Sports Day

Employer Encounter(Gatsby 5)

Key stage 4
 

Overview - Citizenship

At Key Stage 4 students learn about:

  • parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press
  • the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond
  • other systems and forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom
  • local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world
  • human rights and international law
  • the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems
  • diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding
  • the different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of his or her community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity
  • income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.

 Overview - PSHE

At Key Stage 4 students learn about:

  • personal identity
  • healthy life styles
  • keeping safe
  • rights and responsibilities
  • economic wellbeing
  • employability and enterprise
  • career progression
  • Healthy relationships
  • RSE
  • Relationship safety
  • Valuing difference
Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
10

Transition to key stage 4 and developing study habits

Mental health : Social anxiety

Planning for Work Experience (Gatsby 5 & 6)

Antisocial behaviour: Crime, gangs, county lines

The Criminal Justice System

Understand the risks associated with gambling & money laundering 

Community cohesion

Sexism and gender prejudice, gender and trans identity

Conflict management 

Managing change, grief and bereavement

Evaluating the social and emotional risks of behaviour in relation to screen time, binge drinking, hate crimes. Including the influence of social media & self esteem 

Preparing for Work Experience (Gatsby 5 & 6)

 

Rights, Responsibilities & Relationships in the workplace

11

Learning and revision skills to maximise potential

 

Perseverance V’s procrastination

 

Internet safety and harms including the dark web, gambling and online gaming

Planning for life after Year 11

> College / 6th form application process

> Pathways & options

Skills for employment and career progression

Life in the workplace and independent living

Types of relationships

 

Personal values and assertive communication in relationships including breakups 

 

Tackling domestic abuse, consent, rape, sexual abuse,  forced and arranged marriage

 

Good sex, Safe sex and Chem Sex

Internet safety and harms including digital footprints, cyber-crime and online fraud

 

 

Taking responsibility for healthy choices  - Why do we take risks? Personal safety in the wider world

Challenging extremism and radicalisation

Challenging overt and covert racism

 

British Values and Community cohesion : Multiculturalism

Enrichment opportunities

During the academic year, throughout curriculum subjects and via extra-curricular activities, students are provided with a wide range of enrichment opportunities. During the summer term, Year 10 and 12 students have the opportunity to gain work experience as part of our careers strategy and living in the wider world unit of study. All students at KS3 take part in a week of enrichment activities designed to  deepen their knowledge and understanding  of the Citizenship and PSHE themes and to develop essential skills for life beyond the classroom.

Enrichment week

Year Day 1-5
10

Work Experience (Gatsby 6) +  Employer Encounter (Gatsby 5)

 

 Encounter with further and HE Education providers (Gatsby 7)

british values 

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  • an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
  • an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  • an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

Useful Websites to support learning 

General information

Drugs, smoking and alcohol education

Discrimination and prejudice

Safety

Mental Health

Finance and Careers

Bereavement

Sexual Abuse

Self Harm