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PD


The aim of our PD programme is to enable students to grow into sensible and confident young adults who are not only able to make reasoned and sensible decisions but are also able to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.


Our PSHE programme has been developed to reflect the needs of our pupils, aiming to equip them with a sound understanding of risk together with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. Furthermore, the Scheme of Work builds on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and the statutory guidance on aspect such as drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE), together with the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Within this programme students are also encouraged and challenged to accept and be engaged with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of difference such as those with different faiths, beliefs and sexuality.

The programme, across the Key Stages, also encourages students to investigate and offer reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, learning to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others.

 

Key Stage 4

The Scheme of Work at Key Stage 4 builds on the Key Stage 3 programme and includes the statutory content outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and the statutory guidance on aspect such as drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE), together with the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Year 10

In Year 10 students cover the following aspects:

  • Economic well-being and awareness
  • Work Experience
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Anti-bullying
  • Citizenship and health
  • Democracy
  • Financial capability

At times students will have guest speakers or outside agencies in to deliver some aspects.  Students continue with the Evaluate programme and also complete a one week Work Experience placement.

Year 11

In Year 11 students cover the following aspects:

  • Progression and Post 16 plans
  • Financial well-being and awareness
  • Anti-bullying
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Health & citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Diversity

At times students will have guest speakers or outside agencies in to deliver some aspects. For instance, as part of the Healthy lifestyles section we have incorporated visits from the DCC Children’s Services, providing a Sexual Health Update and facilitating a discussion about Cervical and Testicular Cancer.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

In Year 7 students cover the following aspects: Friendship & Learning, Managing Change, Healthy Lifestyles, Relationships, Growing up, Anti-bullying, Health & Citizenship, Safety to school, Democracy, Economic Well-being, Animal & Human Rights, amongst others. At times students will have guest speakers or outside agencies in to deliver some aspects.  For instance, we have the Evaluate programme which starts in Year 7 and develops in Year 9 and 10.

Year 8

In Year 8 students cover the following aspects:  Growing up, Emotional Health, Anti-bullying, Justice, respect and freedom, Rights and responsibilities, Democracy, Citizenship, Healthy lifestyles, amongst others. At times students will have guest speakers or outside agencies in to deliver some aspects.  For instance, as part of the Healthy lifestyles section we have incorporated the R U Ready programme and within the Emotional Health aspect we have visitors to the school from the Samaritans.

Year 9

In Year 9 students cover the following aspects:  

  • Healthy lifestyles (Contraception and STI’s), Health and citizenship (World Aids Day)
  • Anti-bullying
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Transition (Option choices and Careers)
  • Democracy and Citizenship (Human Rights),
  • Economic Awareness

At times students will have guest speakers or outside agencies in to deliver some aspects.  We run Project Blitz which involves outside agencies delivering workshops on drugs, alcohol and Internet safety.