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Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)

Head of Department: Mrs L Durrant

 

Pupils have a single period of PSHE each fortnight. We explore a wide range of topics across the five years which fall under three main strands:

1.Health and well-being

2.Relationships

3.Living in the wider world (economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work)

British Values of respect, tolerance and democracy are reinforced throughout all of these areas of study.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is delivered to pupils through PSHE lessons. If you would like to see greater detail about the topics covered please do refer to our RSE policy for a detailed overview.

Year 7

As pupils progress through Year 7 they will consider themes of community and identity, rights and responsibilities, being safe online, bullying and cyber-bullying, healthy lifestyles, personal safety and future aspirations. All of the topics are delivered in ways that help the pupils develop their abilities to work effectively, both independently and in a group, using a range of attributes that will help them both during their time at Cambourne Village College and in the future. The PSHE course has been developed at the College with the aim of developing skills and embedding these so that the benefits are everlasting. Research Skills closely linked to the library are also a key focus in PSHE and they are taught to pupils to enable them to carry out research effectively and to a high standard. Sometimes homework may be set in PSHE lessons to practise specific skills.

Year 8

In Year 8 pupils start the year with an investigation into alcohol and drug awareness and dealing with situations of risk. This year we will then progress to cover some areas that were missed from the year 7 curriculum due to the lockdown: bullying; internet safety and personal safety. After this we will be exploring cultures and prejudices with a focus on the documentary, He Named Me Malala. The year will finish with an investigation into body image and well-being: Puberty, Privacy, Sleep and other related topics. All of the topics are delivered in ways that help the pupils develop their abilities to work effectively, both independently and in a group, using a range of attributes that will help them both during their time at Cambourne Village College and in the future. The PSHE course has been developed at the College with the aim of developing skills and embedding these so that the benefits are everlasting. Research Skills closely linked to the library are also a key focus in PSHE and they are taught to pupils to enable them to carry out research effectively and to a high standard. Sometimes homework may be set in PSHE lessons to practise specific skills.

Year 9

At the start of Year 9 pupils will be given support and guidance to help them consider their own qualities as a learner and to investigate their interests and strengths; this will feed into their GCSE options process. We will move on in the Spring term to discussing RSE topics including relationships, gender and sexuality, sexual health, fertility and pregnancy as well as FGM and domestic abuse. There will then be a series of lessons looking at government and the law. All of the topics are delivered in ways that help the pupils develop their abilities to work effectively, both independently and in a group, using a range of attributes that will help them both during their time at Cambourne Village College and in the future. The PSHE course has been developed at the College with the aim of developing skills and embedding these so that the benefits are everlasting. Pupils will be taught to analyse information and consider how we can judge the reliability of this. Research Skills closely linked to the library are also a key focus in PSHE and they are taught to pupils to enable them to carry out research effectively and to a high standard. Homework will not be set regularly although tasks may need completing independently.

Years 10 & 11

As pupils progress through Year 10 and 11 they will consider themes of careers and post 16 options and receive support with writing a CV and a Personal Statement. They will be supported in learning techniques to deal with stress and anxiety and preparing for exams in their school life and in the future. Across these two years pupils will also investigate a number of issues that can face people in their lives, such as gambling, domestic abuse and extremism. All of the topics are delivered in ways that help the pupils develop their abilities to work effectively, both independently and in a group, using a range of attributes that will help them both during their time at Cambourne Village College and in the future. The PSHE course has been developed at the College with the aim of developing skills and embedding these so that the benefits are everlasting. Pupils will be taught to analyse information and consider how we can judge the reliability of this. Research Skills closely linked to the library are also a key focus in PSHE and they are taught to pupils to enable them to carry out research effectively and to a high standard. Homework will not be set regularly although tasks may need completing independently, such as Personal Statements for post-16 choices.