PSHE

Welcome to PSHE

 

The PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) course is designed to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

Within PSHE lessons we focus on real life issues which affect our pupils, their families and their communities. It engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, their experiences, and attitudes. At all times, our Catholic faith and ethos underpin the discussions and various sensitive topics.

As part of the PSHE programme emphasis is also placed on Careers Education and progression routes post 16, with regular contributions from the local sixth form colleges and the careers service.

PSHE is divided into two subtopics:

       

The table below identifies the different modules studied

Year 7

All About Me

 

Managing Your Time

Enterprise Project

Puberty

Reviewing your Progress

In Year 7 we use a programme of study entitled ‘Grange Enders’ which covers all the various social and personal aspects relating to the SEAL Education Programme.

Year 8

Self Esteem

Gambling

Cigarettes and Alcohol

Employment and Unemployment

Divided Families

Understanding Business

Safety at Home and in the Street

Enterprise Project

Drugs and Drugtaking

Reviewing Your Progress

Healthy Relationships

 

In Year 8 we have ‘Ten Ten Theatre’ company come into school to perform ‘Two Faced’, a story about identity, body image, using others, the value of self and the gift of friendship.

Year 9

Adolescence

The world of work

How to make a decision

Choices for Year 10 and 11

Becoming an Adult

Banking and ways of saving

Dealing with loss

E-Safety and Sexting

Drugs and Drugtaking

Reviewing Your Progress

Physical Health

 

‘Ten Ten Theatre’ company perform ‘CHASED’ to our Year 9 pupils, this is an exploration of the nature of sex, relationships, peer pressure, the impact of the media, the influence of alcohol, love and marriage.

Year 9 all attend an Interactive Careers Fair held at West Lancashire College which includes a wide range of employers showcasing various careers allowing pupils access to independent and impartial careers guidance.

Year 10

Developing Your Identity and Image

Thinking ahead and planning your future

Drinking and Smoking

Business and Enterprise

Sunbathing. Tatooing and body piercing

Reviewing and Recording your learning

Physical Health

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections and
Contraception

 

Year 10 take part in a Work Related Learning/Enterprise week, which allows pupils to experience team working and problem solving in a work related learning context. Where possible we involve local businesses and colleges.

 

‘Ten Ten Theatre’ company perform ‘Nine Months’ to our Year 10 cohort which Charts a changing relationship over a nine-month period, it asks challenging questions to teenagers and adult alike about the nature of relationships, love and life.

 

Year 10 attend ‘Skills North West’ at Event City in Manchester. This is the biggest skills and careers event in our region and includes hands on interactive activities to give pupils a chance to get a taste of different future career options.

 

Year 11

 

Physical Health

Thinking ahead and planning your future

 

Parenthood and Parenting

Careers Research Skills

 

Revision Strategies

CVs, Application forms and Personal Statements

 

Year 11 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a Mock Interview Evening. This involves the use of local employers and businesses from a variety of differing career options. On the same evening we run a Post 16 fair with local colleges, training providers and a variety of career areas being represented. Parents and pupils will have the opportunity to access independent and impartial advice and guidance through our careers advisor, Mike Sutton.