Citizenship and PSHCE.

Subject Leader: Mrs P Gough

Vision / Intent:

We aim to develop students into well-rounded, caring and aspirational people who know and understand the

ir rights and responsibilities in their local, national and global communities.

Approach / Philosophy / Implementation:

PSHCE is taught for 1 hour per week during 2 afternoon registration periods and is delivered by form teachers. The curriculum is divided into 3 main areas of study: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Healthy Living. The Holywell values and restorative practices are embedded in the curriculum and teaching methods. Teachers create a safe and caring environment in which pupils can explore their thoughts and feelings with growing confidence, encouraged by both their peers and teachers.

Widening Opportunity Day January 22nd 2020

In addition to the weekly PSHCE sessions all pupils will participate in our Widening Opportunities day.

  • Year 5 theme is safety, including fire safety, bike safety and first aid.
  • Year 6 theme is mental well-being and stress management.
  • Year 7 theme is celebrating diversity and values through sports and the arts.
  • Year 8 theme is careers.

Department Members

  • Mrs P Gough                    PSHCE Subject Leader
  • Teaching Staff                  Form teachers and all teaching staff during collapsed curriculum days.

Topic Overview 2019-20:

Year 5

Autumn – Relationships, New Beginnings

  • Establishing community time and restorative practices
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Creating a community and belonging
  • Gifts and talents
  • Firework and road safety
  • Relationships
  • Mental wellbeing

Spring – Living in the Wider World, Going for Goals

  • Setting goals and overcoming obstacles
  • Becoming an effective learner
  • Introduction to careers
  • Managing money – Year 5 enterprise event

Summer – Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing, Changes and Keeping Healthy

  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Dental and personal hygiene
  • Changing bodies

Year 6

Autumn – Relationships, Going for Goals

  • Establishing community time and restorative practices
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Creating a community and belonging
  • S.M.A.R.T. target setting
  • Identifying risks and keeping safe online
  • Road safety

Spring – Physical Health, Mental Wellbeing and Study Skills

  • Understanding mental health
  • Recognising events which negatively impact on mental wellbeing
  • Strategies for keeping healthy
  • Study skills with a focus on SAT’s preparation
  • Widening Opportunities Day – 1 full day with the focus on mental health and stress

Summer – RSE: Healthy Living and Living in the Wider World, Puberty and Drugs Education

  • Physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • Identifying legal and illegal drugs
  • Enterprise Day – full day

Year 7

Autumn First Half – Relationships, Our Class: Learning to learn together

  • Getting to know and appreciate peers
  • Managing feelings
  • Parts of the brain
  • Peer pressure – strategies for resisting unhelpful peer influence
  • Body language

Autumn Second Half – Relationships, Building a Community – Keeping safe and anti-bullying

  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Risk taking
  • Decision making

Spring First Half – Living in the wider world, Economic well-being and careers

  • Banking system
  • Profit and loss
  • Personal finances
  • The economy

Spring Second Half – Living in the Wider World, Tribes

  • How government works
  • The political system of the United Kingdom
  • Democracy
  • Voting and elections

Summer – Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing, Healthy Lifestyles – Changes in Adolescence

  • Respectful relationships online and in the real world
  • Mental health
  • Puberty
  • Personal hygiene
  • Drugs, tobacco and alcohol

Year 8

Autumn First Half – Relationships, Personal Identity

  • Body image
  • Changing and managing relationships
  • Empathy
  • Risk taking

Autumn Second Half – Relationships, Human Rights

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Anti-bullying
  • Prejudice – racism
  • Asylum seekers

Spring First Half – Living in the wider world, Employability

  • Careers
  • Employability skills
  • Developing and maintaining a positive future vision
  • Goal setting – case study

Spring Second Half – Living in the Wider World, Critical Consumers

  • Critical consumers of goods and services
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Ethical employers
  • Fairtrade

Summer – Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing, Healthy Lifestyles and Preparing for Transition

  • Healthy relationships
  • Body image and the media
  • Sex and the law
  • Contraception
  • Dangers of illegal drugs
  • Preparing for transition to upper school
  • Managing change
  • Coping with feelings