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.













Summer 2
PSHE&C ThemesCitizenshipSafety

Healthy Eating and

Physical Activity


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


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 DrugsFeelings and Relationships

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


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


The Caring School

Political Literacy and Citizenship

Bullies, Bullying

Pressures and Risks

Lifestyles and CulturesThe World of Drugs

Me and My Relationships – Focus on Memories

Growing Up and Relationships & Responsibilities of Puberty


The Caring School

Global Citizenship


Growing Up – Responsibilities



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 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2




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


Find out more

If you would like more information about our curriculum that we teach at the Willows, 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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