Welcome to PSHE and Citizenship

Introduction

PSHE and C stands for Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Citizenship Education. The subject is taught throughout Key Stages 3 and 4 here at St. Peter’s. Pupils have a 50 minute lesson each week, dedicated to these areas of the curriculum.

Outside speakers and theatre groups are regularly invited into school to help support and enhance the curriculum. A variety of learning resources and different teaching and learning techniques are used to enhance learning. Discussion is an important part of lessons, ensuring that pupils learn to express their opinions as well develop their communication skills and powers of reasoning.

 

Citizenship:

We feel it is important that our pupils leave school with an understanding of the political, legal and economic functions of adult society, and with the social and moral awareness to thrive in it.

The Citizenship course aims to enable our young people to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. It ensures that pupils have the opportunity to become: aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens; informed about the social and political world; concerned about the welfare of others; articulate in their opinions and arguments; capable of having an influence on the world; active in their communities and responsible in how they act as citizens.

We make sure that the issues which we cover in Citizenship lessons are real and topical, often using different media as stimulus for discussion and activities. The topics are sometimes sensitive, often controversial but ultimately link to what people think is right or wrong, good or bad, important or unimportant in society.

 

PSHE:

The PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) course is designed to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

Within PSHE lessons we focus on real life issues which affect our pupils, their families and their communities. It engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, their experiences, and attitudes. At all times, our Catholic faith and ethos underpin the discussions and various sensitive topics.

As part of the PSHE programme emphasis is also placed on Careers Education and progression routes post 16, with regular contributions from the local sixth form colleges and the’ Aspiring Futures’ careers service.

The PSHE curriculum is divided into three core themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

PSHE&C Staff 2017-2018

  • Mrs C Welch (Curriculum Leader)
  • Mrs N Maloney (Futures Co-ordinator)
  • Miss J Halsall
  • Mr T Alston
  • Mrs R Sangster
  • Miss N Phillips
  • Miss R Brookes
  • Mrs R Heath
  • Miss C Dolan
  • Mr J Mather
  • Mrs D Makin
  • Miss G Gaskell
  • Miss D Smith
  • Miss C Wilding
  • Mrs C Hartley
  • Mr K Stead
  • Mrs K Hughes
  • Mrs E Williams
  • Mrs C Campbell

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Ground Rules

All About Me

‘GrangeEnders’*

Children's Rights

Personal Finance

Gender Identity

‘Grange Enders’*

Diversity

RSE - Puberty

‘Grange Enders’*

Laws and Government

Enterprise

‘Grange Enders’*

Reviewing your progress

Year 8

Ground Rules

Other Cultures

#ImWithSam

Gambling

Cigarettes and Alcohol

RSE - Positive Relationships

Self Esteem and Body Image

You and the law - Understanding your rights.

Drugs and Drug taking

Understanding Business

The Role of the Monarchy

Work skills, career planning and your choices for Years 10 - 11

Divided Families

Reviewing your progress

Year 9

Ground Rules

Government and Political Parties

Adolescence

How to make decisions

The World of Work - Careers

Choices for Year 10 and 11

Britain's Laws

Dealing with loss

Drugs and drug taking

Personal Finance

Civil liberties and rights

Sexting

Physical Health

Emotional Health

Reviewing your progress

 

* This is a fictional novel written by an ex-Headteacher which follows the ups and downs of life in Y7 from the point of view of four very different students. Pupils read the novel and complete a variety of activities in lessons.

 

Assessment Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Baseline

Children's Rights

Personal Finance

Diversity

Puberty

Laws and Government

 

Year 8

Other Cultures

Cigarettes and Alcohol

You and the law

Drugs and Drug taking

Understanding Business

The Role of the Monarchy

 

Year 9

Government and Political Parties

Careers and choices

Britain's Laws

Drugs and drug taking

Civil liberties and rights

Physical Health

Emotional Health


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Ground Rules

It's your government

Developing your identity and image

Drinking

Smoking (Healthy Routes)

Personal Finance

RSE - Sexually Transmitted Infections

RSE - Contraception

The UK's Role in the World

Managing stress and dealing with depression

Law and the Youth Justice System

Thinking ahead and planning your future

Working for change

Enterprise Challenge

Reviewing your progress

Year 11

SMART Target Setting

Identifying personal skills and qualities

Personal Statements

Interview Skills with St John Rigby and Runshaw College

KUDOS

College Applications using UCAS PROGRESS

CVs

Radicalisation and extremism

Government - Other Systems and forms beyond the UK

Rights and freedoms from local to global

Challenging offensive behaviour - tackling homophobia

Parenthood and parenting

Personal Finance

Records of Achievement

 

 

Assessment Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

It's your government

Personal Finance

RSE - Sexually Transmitted Infections

RSE - Contraception

The UK's Role in the World

Law and the Youth Justice System

 

Year 11

Personal Statements

CVs

Radicalisation and extremism

Rights and freedoms from local to global

 

 


Department Extra Curricula Activities

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Make Your Mark Ballot Assembly (All Years)

College/Post 16 Providers Assemblies (Y11)

Mock Interview Evening (Y11)

Post 16 and Careers Fair (Y11 & Parents)

National Apprenticeship Show (Y11)

Restart a Heart Day (Y9)

Joining Jack Charity Dinner (Y11)

Safe 4 Autumn Assemblies - GM Fire Service (Y9 & Y10)

UK Parliament Week (All Years)

Careers Café (All Years)

Year 9 Careers Interviews

Joining Jack Charity Christmas Tea Party (Y8 & Y9)

Youth Parliament Assemblies (All Years)

Careers Café (All Years)

Ten Ten Theatre Company performances (Y7, Y9 & Y11)

Life Workshops (All Years)

West Lancashire College Careers Fair (Y9)

Choices - The Greater Manchester Skills, Careers and Apprenticeship Show (Y10)

Careers Café (All Years)

University visits (Y10)

Safe 4 Summer Assemblies - GM Fire Service (Y7 & Y8)

College Visits (Y10)

Apprenticeship Workshop (Y10)

Enterprise Challenge (Y10)

University Enterprise Challenge (Y9)

 

There is no formal examination in PSHE and Citizenship.


Where does it lead?

The topics covered within this subject link into a variety of further education courses for example Business, Health Studies, Law, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology.


What our students say

“It’s a chance to learn things you wouldn’t otherwise learn”

“Prepares you for the real world”

“You don’t get judged, you can offer your opinions”

“One of my most enjoyable lessons each week”

“You can express your views”

 

In our recent Department Review parents described how they have family discussions at home about the issues that their children are covering in PSHE&C. Parents of Key Stage 4 pupils were very grateful for the work that takes place around college and post 16 choices. Parents spoke very positively about the way that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is covered, they felt the content appropriate and very helpful. Parents of all year groups were very appreciative of the subject content as a whole.


Links to tools and resources used within lessons

 

www.doddlelearn.co.uk

www.icould.com

www.plotr.co.uk

https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/#/

https://www.ucasprogress.com/authentication/logon