We want our students to be well equipped with the knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to succeed in the wider world, and empower them to make positive life choices both for themselves, and the wider community.
The PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Curriculum is a vital part of our provision for pupils here at Canon Slade. We aim for our students to be well equipped with the knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to succeed in the wider world, and empower them to make positive life choices both for themselves, and the wider community.
Our PSHE curriculum is delivered to all pupils from year 7 to 12, in a weekly timetabled lesson. We follow three key themes:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
We have taken care to build our curriculum around our pupils experiences, and to ensure the curriculum is as relevant, and therefore as useful as possible. This involves incorporating key national and global events such as Black History Month and International Woman’s Day, to name a few. It is important to us that all our pupils are supported and have the opportunity to learn about and celebrate the diversity that exists both in our school and the world at large.
As a Christian school, we hope that in engaging with PSHE curriculum our pupils will learn to:
Act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8b)
And to be confident in their great worth:
I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well (Psalm 139:14)
The Learning Journey
By the end of KS5 students will have:
- developed their understanding of how to work well independently at school and at home, including making appropriate notes, research skills and organisational skills
- an understanding of strategies which can be used to stay mentally well
- an ability to identify the key symptoms of mental health conditions, and how to cope with every day stresses and problems including the stress of examinations
- an understanding the importance of consent in relationships, and how to identify when consent is explicitly given
- an ability to identify common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent their transmission
- the knowledge needed to evaluate the use of different contraceptives and consider the advantages and disadvantages of their use
- understand the key features of illegal and legal drugs and consider the legal implications of their use
- develop confidence in living independently and consider aspects of independent life including financial planning