PSHCE

PSHCE Curriculum

Intent
At Gosforth Junior High Academy we look to follow three key themes across the PSHCE curriculum with all of the units of study fitting under one or more of the following;


- Health and Wellbeing
- Relationships
- Living in the Wider World.

PSHCE education at both KS2 & KS3 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 across the key stages are designed to help pupils reflect on key issues and ideas that occur locally and globally. The Key Stage 2 curriculum complements Key Stage 3, allowing students to explore further key issues in society or about themselves.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year5

Similarities & Differences

Anti-Social Behaviour Community Bullying ESafety SRE
Year6 Democracy Shared Responsibility Money Matters Identity & British Values ESafety SRE
Year7 Diversity & Discrimination Smoking & Alcohol ESaftey SRE Mental Health Government & Elections
Year8 Financial Capabilities Drugs & Alcohol SRE ESaftey Anti-Social Behaviour Transition

 

Impact
PSHCE 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 PSHCE 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.


PSHCE 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.