Personal, Social & Health Education

PSHE at Key Stage Three:

All pupils at Key Stage Three are timetabled for two PSHE lessons per week. One of these is shared jointly with an assembly. Each child has the opportunity to develop and take part in assemblies and debates, in conjunction with their PSHE teacher.

The PSHE Scheme of Work focuses upon personal development, whereas the Citizenship Scheme of Work promotes a wider understanding of society.

Year Seven:

A range of topics are studied throughout the academic year. These include;

  • Developing Positive Peer Relations.
  • Family Life
  • Physical and Emotional Changes.
  • Healthy Lifestyles.
  • Financial Awareness.
  • Rights, Responsibilities and Legal Issues.


Year Eight: Pupils in Year Eight build on their experiences and studies from Year Seven in the following topics;

  • Personal Development.
  • Relations and Sexual Awareness.
  • Healthy Lifestyles.
  • Drug Awareness.
  • Family Life.


Year Nine: The work covered this year acts as a culmination of the work from the previous two years. Topics studied this year include;

  • Relationships and Sexual Awareness.
  • Mental Health.
  • Family Life.
  • Future Career Plans.
  • Work Related Issues.
  • Community Affairs.