PSHE

Curriculum Summary
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Subject Intent

The purpose of Personal, Social, Health, Careers and Economic Education (PSHE) is to encourage good personal health and well- being, these include; understanding characteristics of mental and emotional health; tools to pre-empt common triggers to negative thinking; and the need of asking for support during difficult situations. Students will be able to consider the causes and consequences of a range of social and emotional issues, such as: substance abuse, gambling addiction, and unwanted pregnancy. 

Our aim is to develop healthy relationships and understand the role of pleasure, commitment, attraction and reciprocation in developing romantic relationships. The curriculum will contain a range of complex societal issues relating to relationships with others, such a separation, divorce and bereavement. In addition, they understand the dangers of manipulation, persuasion and coercion, and how this can play a role in toxic relationships. 

Students will engage with the idea of using social media responsibly, and understand the dangers of online bullying, grooming and cybercrime. We will have a brave curriculum which discusses the different attitudes towards sexual relationships and look at the effects of STI’s and the correct use of contraception. 

We will prepare students for life beyond Spen Valley High School by encouraging them to identify their own strengths and areas to develop. We will emphasise that life is a process of continual personal growth and are aware of a range of career, education and employment options open to them. We will encourage understanding of how to manage their finances and know their rights and responsibilities. Students will feel that they are prepared for life once they leave Spen Valley High School. 

Excellence Statement

An excellent student in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) demonstrates a range of strategies to promote good personal health and well- being, these include; understanding characteristics of mental and emotional health; tools to pre-empt common triggers to negative thinking; and the need of asking for support during difficult situations. As an empathetic and considerate person, they consider the causes and consequences of a range of social and emotional issues, such as: substance abuse, gambling addiction, and unwanted pregnancy.

These students will have the capacity to develop healthy relationships and understand the role of pleasure, commitment, attraction and reciprocation in developing romantic relationships. They are aware of a range of complex societal issues relating to relationships with others, such a separation, divorce and bereavement. In addition, they understand the dangers of manipulation, persuasion and coercion, and how this can play a role in toxic relationships. As positive role models, they use social media responsibly, and understand the dangers of online bullying, grooming and cybercrime. They hold a responsible outlook towards sexual relationships and are aware of the effects of STI’s and the correct use of contraception. As courageous individuals they can respond in the appropriate manner when they see behaviour they believe to be wrong, such as FGM, discrimination and honour-based violence.

This confident young person feels prepared for life beyond school and has identified their own strengths and areas to develop. They understand that life is a process of continual personal growth and are aware of a range of career, education and employment options open to them. As proactive citizens they understand how to manage their finances and know their rights and responsibilities. This student feels that they are prepared for life once they leave Spen Valley High School.

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