Key Contacts

Mrs T Wolyn – tasha.wolyn@clf.uk – Curriculum Leader for PSHE and Associate Assistant Principal 

Mrs J Ahmed – Teacher of PSHE, Sociology and Psychology

Curriculum Information

PSHE represents Personal Social and Health Education.

We have a range of compulsory topics such as; How to recognise, understand and build healthy relationships, How relationships may affect health and wellbeing, including mental health, safety online. It also covers factual knowledge at secondary school, around sex, sexual health and sexuality, Healthy bodies and lifestyles, including keeping safe, puberty, drugs and alcohol education.

It also helps students to prepare for the workplace and making a positive contribution to society.

As well as this we have the flexibility to incorporate learning specific to the students of Hanham Woods Academy.

PSHE is not an assessed subject but it is a vital one equipping our students with life skills and dealing with real life issues to ensure their education is holistic and meets both their pastoral and academic needs.

Every year group will have one timetabled lesson per week. The code on timetables will be PS.

What students at Hanham Woods are saying about PSHE:

“It is my favourite lesson”

“I wish we had more than one lesson a week”

“We should learn more about this “stuff” it is so important”

We have a strong team of staff delivering PSHE across all 5 year groups, with staff bringing their expertise from a variety of subject areas.

The PSHE Curriculum Map sets out an overview of the curriculum in Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) from Years 7 through to Year 11.  Among other things, it sets out what is studied, why it is studied, as well as the keywords needed in each year.  Students and parents are likely to find this useful.

KS3

Each term students have a key focus for the term. The lessons aim to inform students as well as giving them the opportunity to ask questions, present ideas and discuss issues. Each term an extended piece of writing is used to culminate the overall study or one aspect within it.

Year group Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
7 Positive relationships Online safety Mental Health and wellbeing Diet and fitness Rights and responsibilities: The law World Events
8 Stereotyping and discrimination Stereotyping and discrimination Careers and options Alcohol and drugs Online Safety World events

KS4

Each term students have a key focus for the term. The lessons aim to inform students as well as giving them the opportunity to ask questions, present ideas and discuss issues. Each term an extended piece of writing is used to culminate the overall study or one aspect within it.

Year Group Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
9 Democracy and politics Careers and money management Mental Health Citizenship: anti-social behaviour Sex education World Events
10 Discrimination Careers Economic wellbeing Diet and fitness Equality Ethics
11 Relationships and sex education Careers and Post 16 Mental health and wellbeing Equality Ethics N/A

 

Although PSHE does not carry a qualification or indeed lead to a particular course of study or profession, the content covered within these lessons will be invaluable to students for the rest of their lives.

The aim of PSHE is to provide holistic education that enables students to take part positively in society, have confidence and know their self-worth, have tools to help cope with difficult situations or life experiences and know how to complete a tax return or understand their pay slip.

Our aim is that the personal, social and health education they receive during their time at HWA remains with them for their entire life beyond.

There are opportunities for students to take an even greater role in their PSHE experience through clubs such as LGBTQ group, the role of being a peer mentor, personal development days and work experience.