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PSHE and Citizenship

Personal, Social, Health and Economical Education (including Citizenship)

 

Key Stage 3

Students are given one full timetabled lesson per week in Years 7, 8 and 9 to study Personal, Social, Health and Economical Education as well as learning about being a good citizen, supporting our mission of developing the whole person in line with the school’s Christian ethos.

Each year the different elements of the subject are built upon as we tailor our PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum to suit the requirements of our students. The elements are bespoke and are underpinned by Christian themes. This ensures there is continuity between their social and spiritual development. In Year 7, the main focus is ‘Me’. In Year 8, the main focus is ‘Conflict’ and in Year 9, the main focus is ‘Choices’ as we start to encourage students to think about their career paths and possible options for Year 10.

 

Key Stage 3 Program of Study

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(Topics we cover in KS3)

 

Key Stage 4

During Years 10 and 11 students participate in ‘themed’ days comprising of: relationships, post-16 options, the world of work, personal and economical wellbeing and study skills.

These events involve the entire cohort working together in small groups and engaging in a wide range of workshops delivered by specialist staff and external organisations. Groups are carefully devised to ensure all students feel comfortable and are able to contribute in a non-threatening environment. The activities may include: discussions, role-play, debates and demonstrations. Additionally, students may receive talks on particular topics and participate in question and answer sessions. ‘Themed’ days are well received by our students and prepare them for the next steps of education or employment.

 

Key Stage 4 Program of Study

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Year 10 PSHE, Citizenship & Careers

Year 11 PSHE, Citizenship & Careers

Understanding the Economy Skills and qualities in the workplace Health and Safety in the workplace Preparation for work experience Leadership and Teamwork SRE Job Studies Personal Statements CVs Economic Wellbeing Drugs Application Forms Post 16 Options Personal Statements Update CV Update Study Skills Organisation and Revision SRE Careers Guidance Sixth Form Taster Days Mock Interviews

  

(Topics we cover in KS4) 

This course develops a number of transferable skills such as problem solving, decision making, organisation and financial management. Our PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum is further enriched by guest speakers and external organisations we bring in throughout the year. Examples include the Anthony Walker Foundation (Delivering Anti-Bullying and Hate Crime sessions), Merseyside Police (Discussing the dangers of drug use), NatWest (Discussing personal finance) and ISIS (Discussing SRE and Relationships).

In addition to these and numerous other visitors our Chaplin and other members of our dedicated staff also run a host of Enterprise activities and school trips which further enhance the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural values of our pupils with our annual PGL retreat, MAD retreat and end-of-year reward trips to theme parks.

Our current venture is delivering CSE (Child, Sexual, and Exploitation) workshops to Year 11 students. So far, the sessions have been a great success and students are actively involved sharing their opinions. Prior to this, we have been re-modelling our PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum to move from textbook to open discussions and kinaesthetic activities. The CSE workshops have enabled us to showcase our reformed PSHE Curriculum, but to further raise the profile; students will shortly receive a PSHE ‘wristband’, displaying the key values of PSHE, a small token which acts as permanent reminder.

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PSHE and Citizenship

Personal, Social, Health and Economical Education (including Citizenship)

 

Key Stage 3

 

Students are given one full timetabled lesson per week in Years 7, 8 and 9 to study Personal, Social, Health and Economical Education as well as learning about being a good citizen, supporting our mission of developing the whole person in line with the school’s Christian ethos.

 

Each year the different elements of the subject are built upon as we tailor our PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum to suit the requirements of our students. The elements are bespoke and are underpinned by Christian themes. This ensures there is continuity between their social and spiritual development. In Year 7, the main focus is ‘Me’. In Year 8, the main focus is ‘Conflict’ and in Year 9, the main focus is ‘Choices’ as we start to encourage students to think about their career paths and possible options for Year 10.

 

Key Stage 3 Program of Study

 

Year 7 PSHE & Citizenship Year 8 PSHE & Citizenship Year 9 PSHE & Citizenship
The St Michael’s Ethos
Rights and Responsibilities
Achievements
Friendship
Learn to Learn
Personal Safety
Self Esteem
Healthy Lifestyles
Economic Wellbeing
Approaching Adolescence
Being a good Citizen
Drugs

First Aid
Personal Wellbeing 
Britain as a diverse society

Prejudice, discrimination and

racism in a modern society.
Bullying
Equality
SRE
Moral Dilemmas
Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol
KS4 Choices and Career Pathways
Personal Wellbeing
First Aid
SRE
The Parliamentary System
Personal Safety, Crime and the Law

(Topics we cover in KS3)

 

Key Stage 4

 

During Years 10 and 11 students participate in ‘themed’ days comprising of: relationships, post-16 options, the world of work, personal and economical wellbeing and study skills.

 

These events involve the entire cohort working together in small groups and engaging in a wide range of workshops delivered by specialist staff and external organisations. Groups are carefully devised to ensure all students feel comfortable and are able to contribute in a non-threatening environment. The activities may include: discussions, role-play, debates and demonstrations. Additionally, students may receive talks on particular topics and participate in question and answer sessions. ‘Themed’ days are well received by our students and prepare them for the next steps of education or employment.

 

Key Stage 4 Program of Study

 

    Year 10 PSHE, Citizenship & Careers
    Year 11 PSHE, Citizenship & Careers
Understanding the Economy Skills and qualities in the workplace Health and Safety in the workplace Preparation for work experience Leadership and Teamwork SRE Job Studies Personal Statements CVs Economic Wellbeing Drugs Application Forms Post 16 Options Personal Statements Update CV Update Study Skills Organisation and Revision SRE Careers Guidance Sixth Form Taster Days Mock Interviews

(Topics we cover in KS4)

 

This course develops a number of transferable skills such as problem solving, decision making, organisation and financial management. Our PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum is further enriched by guest speakers and external organisations we bring in throughout the year. Examples include the Anthony Walker Foundation (Delivering Anti-Bullying and Hate Crime sessions), Merseyside Police (Discussing the dangers of drug use), NatWest (Discussing personal finance) and ISIS (Discussing SRE and Relationships).

 

In addition to these and numerous other visitors our Chaplin and other members of our dedicated staff also run a host of Enterprise activities and school trips which further enhance the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural values of our pupils with our annual PGL retreat, MAD retreat and end-of-year reward trips to theme parks.

 

Our current venture is delivering CSE (Child, Sexual, and Exploitation) workshops to Year 11 students. So far, the sessions have been a great success and students are actively involved sharing their opinions. Prior to this, we have been re-modelling our PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum to move from textbook to open discussions and kinaesthetic activities. The CSE workshops have enabled us to showcase our reformed PSHE Curriculum, but to further raise the profile; students will shortly receive a PSHE ‘wristband’, displaying the key values of PSHE, a small token which acts as permanent reminder.

 

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