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Skills and Personal, Social and Health Education (SPSHE)


SPSHE is a planned developmental programme of learning designed to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities, and engages with the social and economic realities of their lives and experiences. 

Curriculum Content

SPSHE Intent Statement

SPSHE Curriculum

Year 7 Unit Overview

Year 8 Unit Overview

Year 9 Unit Overview

Year 10

  • Self-esteem/body image and assertiveness work
  • Safe sex and promoting positive relationships
  • Exploring relationships including abuse, violence in relationships,sexting and pornography
  • Financial capability and economic well-being work
  • E-safety session

Promoting British Values

We believe that our  school  promotes the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.

This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

At EGA we understand the importance of our students learning  how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process. This is achieved through teaching:

  • an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
  • an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and respected, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.

In the last academic year, students have worked with/on:

  • The Money Charity (Year 7)
  • Humanotopia - Hogan lovells - year 8
  • Critical thinking/ Challenging fake news workshop - Year 9
  • Domestic violence, consent and relationships  - The Sunflower project
  • Present Yourself Day supported by local businesses (Year 11)
  • Let me know - Healthy relationships (year 11)
  • BBC -  My career journey (7,8,9,11)

Recent Events in SPSHE

  • MyBNK  Financial Literacy (Year 7)
  • Social Action Project (Year 8 Skills)
  • Let me Know - Relationships and Sex Education Workshops (Year 10)
  • Insight to Law Workshops - Hogan Lovells (Year 8)
  • Careers and progression  Fair - (Year 11)


Please contact the Head of SPSHE, admin@egas.islington.sch.uk, if you would like more information about the course.