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Subject PSHE & Citizenship
Contact Mrs A Watts


Personal, Social, Health, Economic  Education enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, prepare for life and work in modern Britain and play a full and active part in society as responsible citizens.

Our programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking.

Core themes are explored in a number of ways :

  • Through timetabled lessons delivered by Group Tutors on a rolling programme .
  • Embedded into delivery across curriculum subjects
  • As part of our assembly schedule
  • During  enrichment week for Year 12 students
  • Via Employer Encounters, Guest speakers and Educational visits
  • Via the use of the Barclays life skills programme, Unifrog patform,  Elevate – study skills programme & Amazing Apprenticeships scheme.

PSHE Themes

  • Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
  • Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
  • Living in the Wider World

Curriculum Content

Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Living in the Wider World

Elevate – Study Skills

Unifrog – Exploring Careers, pathways, options

National Apprenticeship Show @ Bolton Arena – 16th October 2019  (Gatsby 2, 5 & 7)

Planning for Work Experience (Gatsby 5 & 6)

Living in the Wider World

Barclays life skills programme:

  • Managing money
  • Budgeting
World Skills Live Show @ NEC – 21st November 2019 (Gatsby 2, 5 & 7)

Relationships (RSE)

Positive relationships

Good sex, Safe Sex, Chem Sex

Tackling homophobia, transphobia and sexism.

The LGBTQAI community

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing

Assess and manage risks in relation to illicit substances

Personal Safety on and offline

Mental health issues – know how and when to gain support

Living in the Wider World

UCAS process

Unifrog – exploring careers, Pathways, options


Living in the Wider World

UCAS / Apprenticeship Applications

Glyndwr University Guest speaker (Gatsby 7):

  • University finance
  • Budgeting
  • UCAS statements

ASK programme Guest Speaker (Gatsby 7) :

  • Apprenticeship process
  • Finance

Living in the Wider World

Learning from career and labour market information (Gatsby 2) 

Mock Interviews (Gatsby 5)

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing

Managing being new in new places, fitting in and making new friends

Maintaining a healthy diet on a budget

Taking responsibility for monitoring health including breast and testicular self-  examination, how to recognise illnesses that affect young adults eg; Fresher’s Flu

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing

Recognising and using language and strategies in order to manage pressure in a variety of forms and contexts

Enrichment Opportunities

A wide range of enrichment opportunities are provided for all students including

  • University visits
  • Mock interview Day
  • Employer encounters
  • Work Experience
  • Guest Speakers  

Enrichment Week

Year Day 1 Day 2 Dau 3 Day 4 Day 5
12 University Visit* (Gatsby 7)

Active Citizens (supporting Year 6 induction / KS3 enrichment)

Meet the employer day & team building (Gatsby 5)

Mock Interview day (Gatsby 5)

University Visit* (Gatsby 7)

*Glyndwr and Edge Hill  or Liverpool John Moore’s University – a chance to speak to all Universities, understand UCAS  and explore other options such as apprenticeships, STEM careers, NHS careers and the Armed Forces

Work Experience 

Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July 2020

useful websites to support learning 

General information

Drugs, smoking and alcohol education

Discrimination and prejudice


Mental Health

Finance and Careers


Sexual Abuse

Self Harm

Useful Websites to support Learning