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. Y11 are also involved in the baby doll project and are given the opportunity to take home the baby doll for the weekend.

PSHE and Citizenship days have led to a wide variety of agencies being in school on many different topics. 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 Healthy School status. Apart from Healthy Eating the school places emphasis on the social, cultural, spiritual and moral welfare of everyone in school.

 
  Overview –Rotherham Healthy Schools Scheme of Work for PSHE, Citizenship and Relationships and Sex Education  Key Stage 2 and 3 – The Rotherham Healthy scheme of work is followed at K.S 2 and 3. This scheme is not prescriptive, it provides a basis to be able to devise a scheme of work that reflects the needs of the school community.  
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
PSHE&C Themes Citizenship Safety Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Drugs RSE
Y3/4 The Caring School   Keeping Myself Safe (Friends and Friendship) Keeping Healthy Growing and Changing The World of Drugs Friends and Friendship Focus on Special People
Y5 The Caring School Me, My Community & the Environment Keeping Myself Safe Focus on Outdoors (Feelings and Relationships) Healthy Lifestyles Growing and Changing The World of Drugs Feelings and Relationships
Y6 The Caring School Rights and Responsibilities Keeping Myself Safe (Feelings, Friends and Friendship) My Healthy Body Food and Healthy Eating Taking Responsibility for my Healthy Lifestyle The World of Drugs Feelings, Friends and Friendship Loss, Separation and Relationships
Y7 The Caring School How Do Rules and Laws Affect Me? Keeping Myself Safe (Feelings, Friends and Friendship) My Healthy Body Caring For My Body The World of Drugs Feelings, Friends and Friendship Respecting the Differences Between People
Y8 The Caring School Political Literacy and Citizenship Bullies, Bullying Pressures and Risks Lifestyles and Cultures The World of Drugs Me and My Relationships – Focus on Memories Growing Up and Relationships & Responsibilities of Puberty
Y9 The Caring School Global Citizenship   Growing Up – Responsibilities   Money Management and Careers     The World of Drugs Growing Up – Relationships The Ups and Downs of Puberty
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.  
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
  Y10   Rules we live by     Personal Safety   Relationships   Myself and Others   First Aid and Life saver training.   Respecting Differences between people.  
  Y11   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. Examples 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