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SPSHE – Skills and Personal, Social and Health Education

Overview

PSHE 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

  • Risk management and hazard mapping
  • Financial capability and economic well-being
  • Skills and Qualities
  • Healthy eating
  • Bullying and cyber bullying/e-safety session
  • Sex and Relationships Education/puberty and changes to body and behaviour/ importance of regular exercise

Year 8

  • Conflict resolution/managing relationships
  • Diversity Role Models Project
  • Alone in London – external agency x2 sessions – Delivering information on where to seek advice if you are experiencing problems at home – links to mental health.
  • Physical and emotional health including alcohol and tobacco education/ illegal drugs education/drugs and the law/mental illness and eating disorders - where to go for support and advice
  • E-safety session
  • Sex and Relationships Education – Positive relationships and sexual health including teen pregnancy and contraception

Year 9

  • HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections
  • Making effective decisions – Career planning and Options support including CVs and Personal Statements
  • Challenging stereotypes in the workplace/employability skills
  • Sexual health - including positive relationships, HIV/AIDS education, challenging stereotypes

Year 10

  • Preparation for Working life –Level 1/ Level 2 certificate
  • 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

In the last academic year, students have worked with:

  • The Money Charity(Year 7)
  • Diversity Role Models - promoting equality and challenging homophobia (Year 8)
  • Tender workshops / Chelsea’s choice- sexual exploitation and grooming (Year 9)
  • ChildNet - critical thinking online (Year 9)
  • The Haven Trust -domestic violence, consent and relationships (Year 11)
  • The Inspire Project - challenging extremism, online grooming  and critical thinking (Years 9, 10,11)
  • Present Yourself Day supported by local businesses (Year 11)

Recent Events in SPSHE

  • Chelsea's Choice (Year 9)
  • The Barefoot College (Citizenship)- sustainability in communities
  • The Money Charity Financial Literacy (Year 7)
  • Social Action Project (Year 8 Skills)
  • Streetlaw workshops (Citizenship)  - The College of Law

Contact

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