PSHE

Head of PSHCE: Mr Banin

Teachers: Mrs Magnante, Ms Dovey, Mr Bryant, Mr Lawson, Mr Kay, Ms Lombard, Miss Gill, Mr Durose, Mr Burrows, Miss Spooner, Mr Howden, Mrs Clarke.

 

Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) is an important and necessary subject in preparing our students for their future lives beyond Burnham Grammar School, as well as helping them manage the challenges and opportunities presented during their teenage years. Our aim in PSHCE is to support the students to meet our school aims of being ‘active citizens’, ‘happy, healthy & safe’, and ‘prepared for their future’.


Our Vision

Our vision is to create a department which:

 

  1. Supports students in acquiring the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make well-informed and safe decisions about their future.
  2. Makes a positive contribution to our students’ behaviour, both at school and in the wider community.
  3. Provides an opportunity for students to reflect on, and potentially change, their attitudes and values, as well as being aware of the attitudes and values of other people.
  4. Helps students make positive learning and career choices in order to achieve personal and economic wellbeing in the future.
  5. Supports students in developing: an understanding of themselves; empathy for others; and the skills to work with a diverse range of people, both at school and in the future.
  6. Uses student voice to shape the topics we cover, in order to make it relevant and worthwhile for our students.

KS3 Curriculum Plan / Overview of the Year 2016/17

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Topic – Settling in

Topic - Relationships

Topic – Your Future

Lesson 1 (w/c 5th + 19th Sep)

Peer mentoring coaching

Peer mentoring coaching

Peer mentoring coaching

Lesson 2 (w/c 19th + 26th Sep)

What are the school aims?

The school’s anti-bullying policy

University aspirations

Lesson 3 (w/c 3rd + 10th Oct)

A place to learn – settling in

Peer pressure

Identifying strengths / employability

Lesson 4 (w/c 17th + 31st Oct)

Getting on well with other students

Friendships and other relationships

Career pathways

Term 2

Topic – Self-esteem

Topic – Coping with risk

Topic – Managing money

Lesson 5 (w/c 7th + 14th Nov)

Developing a positive self-image (1)

Recognising and reducing risk

Part time work

Lesson 6 (w/c 21st + 28th Nov)

Developing a positive self-image (2)

Immunisation and vaccination

Being enterprising

Lesson 7 (w/c 5th + 12th Dec)

Staying safe online

Body image

Different types of work

Lesson 8 (w/c 19th Dec +2nd Jan)

Cyberbullying 

Eating disorders

Financial decision making / gambling

Term 3

Topic - Relationships

Topic – Your future

Topic - Relationships

Lesson 9 (w/c 9th + 14th Jan)

Accepting feedback / constructive criticism

Selecting the right GCSE options

Marriage

Lesson 10 (w/c 21st + 28th Jan)

The school’s anti-bullying policy

Thinking about career options

Divorce and bereavement

Lesson 11 (w/c 6th + 20th Feb)

Diversity and discrimination

The value/ importance of money

Having a boyfriend / girlfriend.

Term 4

Topic –Relationships 2

Topic –Wider World

Topic – Health (1)

Lesson 12 (w/c 27th + 6th Mar)

Different types of relationships

Human rights

Cancer and cancer prevention

Lesson 13 (w/c 13th  + 20th Mar)

Challenging unacceptable language

British values

The safe use of medicine

Lesson 14 (w/c 27th + 17th Apr)

Recognising / managing peer pressure

Animal rights

The risks of FGM

Term 5

Topic –Healthy living

Topic – Wider World 2

Topic – Health (2)

Lesson 15 (w/c 24th Apr + 1st  May)

A balanced diet

Managing your personal finances

Positive and negative role of drugs

Lesson 16 (w/c 8th + 15th May)

Exercise and sleep

Democracy

Factual information about drugs

Lesson 17 (w/c 22nd May + 5th Jun)

First aid and life-saving

How does parliament work?

Managing decisions on substance use

Term 6

Topic – Your future

Topic – Mental health

Topic – Sex education

Lesson 18 (w/c 12th + 19th Jun)

Potential careers (Mrs Carr support)

Coping with stress

Contraception

Lesson 19 (w/c 26th Jun + 3rd Jul)

Setting personal targets

Disability

STIs

Lesson 20 (w/c 10th + 17th Jul)

Your core values

Issues of mental health

Consent

 

KS4 Curriculum Plan / Overview of the Year 2016/17

 

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

Topic 1 – Health and wellbeing

Topic – Preparing for work

Lesson 1 (w/c 5th + 19th Sep)

Peer mentoring coaching

Peer mentoring coaching

Lesson 2 (w/c 19th + 26th Sep)

Moral and social dilemmas

Study skills and employability

Lesson 3 (w/c 3rd + 10th Oct)

Managing mental health (stress, anxiety, depression)

Designing / developing a CV

Lesson 4 (w/c 17th + 31st Oct)

Eating disorders and the media’s portrayal of body image.

Phoning your employer for work experience

Term 2

Topic – Diversity and difference

Topics – Next steps

Lesson 5 (w/c 7th + 14th Nov)

The risks of cosmetic procedures

WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK AND DEBRIEF

Lesson 6 (w/c 21st + 28th Nov)

Diversity in sexual attraction

Post-16 choices (with A Level focus)

Lesson 7 (w/c 5th + 12th Dec)

Gender roles and cultural expectations

Budgeting

Lesson 8 (w/c 19th Dec +2nd Jan)

Adopting and fostering children

Rights and responsibilities at work

Term 3

Topic - Healthy relationships

Topic – Health and relationships

Lesson 9 (w/c 9th + 14th Jan)

Child sexual exploitation

Consent

Lesson 10 (w/c 21st + 28th Jan)

Domestic violence

Sex in the media

Lesson 11 (w/c 6th + 20th Feb)

Other exploitative relationships (gangs, cyberbullying)

STIs, including HIV/AIDS

Term 4

Topic – Politics

Topic – Coping with exams

Lesson 12 (w/c 27th + 6th Mar)

What are my political beliefs? How does Parliament work?

Wayne Dixon – Exam Attack (outside speaker)

Lesson 13 (w/c 13th  + 20th Mar)

Brexit

Looking after yourself during the exam period

Lesson 14 (w/c 27th + 17th Apr)

Extremism and radicalisation

Managing mental health issues and self-harm

Term 5

Topic – Looking after yourself

 

Lesson 15 (w/c 24th Apr + 1st  May)

The use of alcohol

Revision techniques / study skills

Lesson 16 (w/c 8th + 15th May)

Monitoring your own health

 

Lesson 17 (w/c 22nd May + 5th Jun)

Maintaining a work-life balance

 

Term 6

Topic – Economic literacy

 

Lesson 18 (w/c 12th + 19th Jun)

Managing financial decisions

 

Lesson 19 (w/c 26th Jun + 3rd Jul)

Interview skills (work experience preparation).

 

Lesson 20 (w/c 10th + 17th Jul)

Developing a career identity

 


Key Stage 5

For Year 12 and 13, PSHCE works within the current Enrichment programme, which is led by Mrs Bola.

In PSHCE, we try to work with a number of different outside organisations and groups, through assemblies and during lesson time, so that students get to hear from certified experts for particular topics. We are currently doing some work with Slough Refugee Support, Exam Attack (Christian Connections in Schools), Connexions (careers service), R U Safe? (Barnado’s), and other collaborations are planned.

If you have questions about PSHCE, or the curriculum plans above, please do not hesitate contact me at tbanin@burnhamgrammar.org.uk.