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PSHE

PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Intent

At Callerton Academy, we look to follow three key themes across the PSHE curriculum with all of the units of study fitting under one or more of the following:

- Health and Wellbeing

- Relationships and Sex Education

- Living in the Wider World.

PSHE education at Key Stage 3 is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.


Implementation

The topics covered are designed to help pupils reflect on key issues and ideas that occur locally and globally.

RSE and Health Education will be taught through PSHE lessons, which are weekly for Year 7 students. A scheme of work giving details of the RSE content is set out in our RSE Policy. Although there are dedicated lessons given to the delivery of RSE, the subject matter of RSE and Health education will, from time to time, be integrated into the wider teaching of PSHE and supported through the school assembly programme.

 

Impact

PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be sociable and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on, and clarify, their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build on their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

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