Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

PSHE is at the core of the school and pervades everything in school. PSHE needs to provide our pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to be able to function in society as responsible citizens.

This area of learning is about emotional well-being, knowing who you are, and where you fit in and feeling good about yourself. It is also about developing respect for others and social competence.

Many outside agencies are used as part of the PSHE programme e.g. school nurse, Police, Safe at Last. These agencies then feed into our PSHE and Citizenship days within school, who discuss and educate our children and young people on many different topic areas. Parents are also invited to these days as well as certain PSHE lessons where it is important that the information given can be discussed at home.

We have also successfully achieved our Bronze Healthy School status and through using our dedicated and knowledgeable staff, we hope to be working towards the next level.   

As well as Healthy Eating, the school places emphasis on the social, cultural, spiritual and moral welfare of everyone in school and how these ideologies transcend into everything we do both in and out of school.

Overview – The Willows School Sheme of work for PSHE, Citizenship and Relationships and Sex Education (Y3 – Y9)

From September 2022, Key Stages 2 and 3 will be following The Willows School Scheme of work. This is a scheme that has been adapted, to meet the needs of our children, from the PSHE Association SEND Scheme of Work. This scheme is not prescriptive and provides a basis for our staff to be able to  effectively plan lessons that specifically meet the needs of our children and our school community.

Key stage 4 and 5

The Willows has its own scheme of work for PSHE, Citizenship and Relationships and Sex Education. It is not a prescriptive programme and provides a basis to devise a scheme of work to suit the needs and ability of the group.


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Rules we live by


Personal Safety


Myself and Others

First Aid and Life saver training.

Respecting Differences between people.



Relationships and Sexual Health


Relationships and Sexual Health

Difference and Diversity

Young People and The Law

Social Issues

Communities in which we live in.

Outside agencies can be used as part of the programme.


Dental nurse, School nurse, Police, etc.


Year 12, 13 and 14

The PSHE programme is diverse in order to meet the needs and ability of individuals and groups. As not all students will stay till Year 14 timings of topics are not set in terms, they can be repeated or not taught to certain students.

Below is a list of topics and areas which the Curriculum covers, this list is not exhaustive.

– Knowledge skills and attributes.

· Citizenship, Duke of Edinburgh

· Work based learning,   Employability skills

· Building confidence, self – esteem and motivation.

· Relationships, families

· Sexual  health

· Dealing with everyday challengers.

· Personal safety, at home/in the community and on – line.

· Having a voice and using it.

· Community participation., using public services

· Developing independence, life skills and healthy lifestyles.

· Mental health

· Housing and benefits

Our Willows School offers an excellent curriculum for students. To find out more about our curriculum we currently teach at our school, please contact the school using the details on our contact page.

Subjects At The Willows

Core Subjects

Creative Subjects

Technical Subjects

Humanities Subjects

Sport Subjects

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