PSHE & Citzenship

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INTRODUCTION

The young people at Penn Hall School have an entitlement to learn about personal and social development (PSHE) which is non-statutory. The three core themes devised by the PSHE Association are 1. Health and Well Being, 2. Relationships and 3. Living in the Wider World. Citizenship is statutory for Key Stage 3 and 4 and is encompassed within the PSHEe curriculum. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The PSHE curriculum aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which is significant to their ability to learn and achieve. PSHE and CZ aims to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. 

SUBJECT CONTENT

1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle, how to maintain and manage risks to physical, mental and emotional health, manage change and make informed choices.

2. Develop, maintain and manage healthy relationships in social and cultural settings.

3. Rights and responsibilities as citizens, managing money and an understanding of enterprise. 

KEY STAGE 1

Back to school, getting on with everyone which includes anti-bullying week in November. Dealing with feelings. Relationships and growing up. Money and me. Health week focus on healthy eating and keeping safe. 

KEY STAGE 2

Back to school, getting on with everyone which includes anti-bullying week in November. Dealing with feelings. Relationships and growing up. Money and me. Health week focus on healthy eating and keeping safe. 

KEY STAGE 3

How to manage transition. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and well-being including sexual health. Pregnancy and parenthood. To assess and manage risks to health, stay safe and keep others safe. Identify and access help, advice and support. Make informed choices about health, drugs, alcohol and tobacco. How to respond in an emergency - including first aid. The role and influence of the media on lifestyle. 

Citizenship. Students will be taught about: 

  • the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch 
  • the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties 
  • the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom 
  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals 
  • the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities 
  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk 

KEY STAGE 4

How to manage transition. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and well-being including sexual health. Pregnancy and parenthood. To assess and manage risks to health, stay safe and keep others safe. Identify and access help, advice and support. Make informed choices about health, drugs, alcohol and tobacco. How to respond in an emergency - including first aid. The role and influence of the media on lifestyle. 

Citizenship. Students will be taught about: 

  • parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press 
  • the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond 
  • other systems and forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the United Kingdom 
  • local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world
  • human rights and international law
  • the legal system in the UK, different sources of law and how the law helps society deal with complex problems 
  • diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding 
  • the different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of their community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity 
  • income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent 

POST 16 – How to manage transition. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and well-being including sexual health. Pregnancy and parenthood. To assess and manage risks to health, stay safe and keep others safe. Identify and access help, advice and support. Make informed choices about health, drugs, alcohol and tobacco. How to respond in an emergency - including first aid. The role and influence of the media on lifestyle. The economic and business environment and personal finance choices. 

ACCREDITATION ROUTES - ASDAN Personal Progress for those at Entry Level One, assessments must make use of the Achievement Continuum. Work covered in KS4 & 5 can be used for ASDAN evidence for the Bronze Award and the ASDAN Life Skills award where appropriate 

THIS SUBJECT ADHERES TO THE RELEVANT POLICY GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN THE SCHOOL GENERAL POLICY DOCUMENT. 

COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION IS HELD BY THE SUBJECT CO-ORDINATOR WHO, FOR THIS SUBJECT IS MRS JAYNE COWDALE 


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