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PSHE KS1 and KS2

PSHE education at Park Community Academy is a planned, developmental programme of learning which makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing.  PSHE in KS1 and 2 is taught in a weekly timetabled session using SEAL and the 3 core themes introduced in the new curriculum (2014) as well as direct links to all curriculum areas within the school.    Our pupils at Park Community Academy acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future as it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Pupils at our school are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. At Park Community Academy children are encouraged to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they may encounter in their lives.

PSHE education at Park School Academy contributes to personal development by helping our pupils to build 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 helps our pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

During key stage 1 pupils learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their communities, building on their own experiences and on the early learning goals for personal, social and emotional development.  They learn the basic rules and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving well. They have opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. They begin to learn about their own and other people's feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other children and older people.  As members of a class and school community, they learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. They begin to take an active part in the life of their school and its neighbourhood.

During key stage 2 pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. They become more mature, independent and self-confident. They learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it. They develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions. They learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities.

As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes of puberty and learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment; to take more responsibility, individually and as a group, for their own learning.

 

Table of themes for PSHE KS1 and 2 – 2018-2019

Term

1st half

2nd half

Autumn

SEAL - New beginnings (3wks)

SEAL - Getting on and falling out (3wks)

Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

 

In Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils should be taught:

 

  • what is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  • how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • how to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  • about managing change, such as puberty, transition and loss
  • how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this
  • how to respond in an emergency
  • to identify different influences on health and wellbeing.

 

Spring

SEAL - Say no to bullying (3wks)

SEAL – Relationships (3wks)

Core theme 2: Relationships

 

In Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils should be taught:

 

  • how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
  • how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • how to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  • how to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help
  • how to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

 

Summer

SEAL - Good to be me (3wks)

SEAL - Going for goals (3wks)

Core theme 3: Living in the Wider World

 

In Key Stages 1 and 2 pupils should focus on ‘economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen’ and be taught:

 

  • about respect for the self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  • about rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens
  • about different groups and communities
  • to respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
  • about the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  • about where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively
  • how money plays an important part in people’s lives
  • a basic understanding of enterprise (covered during enterprise day in school)

 

 

PSHE in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 

In Key Stage 3 students at Park community academy study a number of different topics that are focussed around keeping safe, developing relationships and gaining an understanding of the wider world through their own identity. The course in key stage 3 blends together aspects of PSHE with Citizenship where we embed core British values such as

  • Democracy.

  • The rule of law.

  • Tndividual liberty.

  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

 

In Key Stage 4 students begin their accreditation in PSHE through WJEC examination board. At present students undertake a mixture of units that build up enough credits to acquire a certificate in PSHE. These units include;

  • Developing Self

  • Environmental awareness

  • Healthy Living

  • Environmental awareness

  • Dealing with problems in daily life

  • Choices and Decisions

These units are delivered at two different levels; entry 2 and entry 3. Students are entered into the most appropriate level for their ability.

Careers education at Key Stage 4 is a big focus as students in year 10 embark on their first taste of the wider world through a two week work experience placement. These placements are both supported and unsupported, depending on the needs of the students. Our students very much enjoy the two week block placement and gain a huge amount in terms of their own development, self-esteem, confidence and social skills. The work experience program is carried on further in key stage 5 where students undertake a placement that runs one day a week for half a term. In this way students gain a different perspective than the one gained in Key Stage 4. Some students are also given the opportunity to embark on an extended work experience placement that lasts one day a week for the entire year.

 

Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 5 students engage in PSHE lessons but do not undertake a specific qualification. Students are given a very broad and age appropriate curriculum whereby they are prepared for the first steps into young adulthood. Risk taking behaviour, progression planning and sex and relationships education are all taught with a focus on independence and developing those all important life skills that our students will need once they leave.

 

Sep-Oct

Oct-Dec

Jan-Feb

Feb-April

April-May

May-July

 

SECONDARY

KS3

Year 7

PSHE

  • Safer travel behaviour/using transport.
  • Road safety

Chalkface

  • Energy efficiency
  • The big switch off

Careers/IAG

  • Who am I
  • My identity

SRE

  • Companions, friends and acquaintances
  • Love definitions
  • Changes

Drug Education

  • Chemicals in the home

PSHE

  • Self care
  • Hygiene routines

PURPLE

SRE WORK

 

ORANGE

CITIZENSHIP


 

Year 8

Keeping safe

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • The emergency services

Keeping safe

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Seaside safety

SRE

  • Bullying
  • Puberty

Health lifestyle and well being

  • Food
  • Diet
  • Teeth

Drug Education

  • Taking a chance - Alcohol/solvents

My world and the wider world

The environment

  • Recycling
  • Waste watcher
  • Bin it

KS4

Year 9

  • Democracy
  • Criminal justice

SRE

  • Emotional awareness
  • Body image
  • Prejudice
  • Mental health

Fair trade

Drug Education

  • Understanding drugs
  • Cannabis
  • Smoking

Careers/IAG

Skills for work

Communities

  • Where I belong

GREEN WJEC QUALIFICATION

 

PURPLE

SRE WORK

 

ORANGE

CITIZENSHIP

Year 10

WJEC UNITS E2/3

  • Developing Self
  • Environmental awareness

WJEC UNITS E2/3

  • Healthy Living
  • Environmental awareness

SRE

  • Good and bad friendships
  • Contraception
  • STI’s

Drug Education

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol

Careers/IAG

Learning about work places

WJEC UNIT E2/3

  • Own Money

Year 11

WJEC UNITS E2/3

  • Working towards goals

Drug Education

  • Risk taking behaviour

WJEC UNITS E2/3

  • Dealing with problems in daily life

SRE

  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Healthy relationships
  • Sexual health

Careers/IAG

  • CV’s
  • Transition planning

WJEC UNITS E2/3

  • Choices and Decisions

KS5

Year 12

Careers/IAG

  • Preparation for work experience

Careers/IAG

  • Progression planning

Drug Education

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Other drugs

SRE

  • Communication
  • Body language
  • Mental health

PSHE

  • Hygiene
  • Self care skills
  • Healthy hair
   

Year 13

Careers/IAG

  • Preparation for work experience

Careers/IAG

  • Progression planning

PSHE

  • Hygiene
  • Self care skills
  • Independent living

SRE

  • Communication
  • Body language
  • Mental health

Drug Education

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Other drugs