PSHE & Citizenship
The aims of the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship and Economic Education are to enable the students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. The school follows the DFE PSHE guidance and units of work devised by the PSHE Association programme of study and Citizenship Education. Students have one timetabled lesson per week which is supplemented by curriculum focus days and special events or workshops throughout the year delivered by outside agencies, for example Deafax or the school nurse.
In PSHE students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Sex and relationship education (SRE) is an important part of PSHE education and students will have opportunities to learn about developing and maintaining healthy relationships, about consent in a variety of relationships and how to identify and access appropriate advice and support.
Citizenship education equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in public life. Heathlands follows the KS3 Programme of study for Citizenship which encourages students to take an interest in topical issues and to engage in discussion and debate. Students learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice and democracy.
|Keeping Healthy||Keeping Healthy||Relationships||Citizenship||Wider World||Keeping Healthy|
|Personal Hygiene and looking after your body (review puberty and body changes if necessary)||Heathlands Resilience Programme||Understanding parents and different types of families (marriage and civil partnerships)||How does democracy work?||Personal Finance and budgeting||Balanced Diet
(eating disorders; cancer prevention)
|Keeping Healthy||Citizenship||Relationships||Wider World||Wider World||Keeping Healthy|
(drugs; legal and illegal medicines)
|Being an active citizen (community action; voluntary groups)||Parenting issues
Preparing for sexual relationships (consent and contraception)
Consequences of teenage pregnancy
|Ready for work
(career pathways; options)
|Human Rights and British Values (Discrimination and Prejudice)||Healthy Minds (influence of the media; self harm)|