PSHE, Citizenship & SMSC

 

The tutor programme runs during afternoon registration and supports students in their personal, social and moral development (PSHE). A variety of topics are covered ranging from Healthy Eating, Body Image, Drugs awareness, Sex Education and Bullying.

Where we can, outside speakers and drama productions are used to support students across these topics, ensuring that the important messages are put across in the necessary way. Students also focus on Citizenship during tutorial sessions and outside speakers are also used to enhance their understanding.

Every week students take part in the ‘weekly quiz’ exploring and discussing appropriate current topics in the news.

PSHE and Citizenship are delivered within the wider curriculum, through Tutor Time and also through collapsed timetable days during the course of the school year.  Content by Year Group and curriculum area is shown in the table below as a guide.

 Central Themes

Year Group

Health and wellbeing

Relationships

Living in the wider world

YEAR 7

 

IT and drama – cyber bullying

RE – prejudices

Geography – exploring Britain

YEAR 8

Smoking/ Alcohol/ healthy eating

Drug awareness talk

Fire/road/ internet safety

Relationships day

Body image

Sex and sexual health

Drama – knife crime

Prejudices

 

 

Income/finances/ expenses

U explore – career research

History - Civil rights

Geography – climate/ tourism

YEAR 9

Self-esteem/ confidence workshops

Drug taking

Effects of diet and sleep

Chelsea’s choice performance

Sexual relationships

Sexual health

bullying

Anti-social behaviour

History – women’s rights

Geography – conflict/risky world

Geography – fashion

U Explore – options support

YEAR 10

Pressures of alcohol

Drug taking

Legal highs

Exam stress

Diet

 

Young carers

Sexual health

Pregnancy

RE – abortion and relationships

Gambling

credit cards/ loans

RE – gambling

Geography – tourism

U Explore – preparing for Work experience

YEAR 11

Science – Sexual diseases

Reproduction

Alcohol and smoking on the body

RE – abortion and relationships

Revision carousal

Work experiences

Work life balance

RE – gambling

 

All year groups

Music – Self confidence

Platform to outlet emotions

Respect for others

Catering – healthy eating/ smoking/ alcohol

 

 

Music – influence of media

Geography – employability

Weekly quiz