Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education

PSHE is taught weekly by form tutors during two half hour lessons. The topics covered for each year group are shown on the schedule at the end of the page.

In addition, Year 9 receive an hour lesson every two weeks. We feel it is important for this year group to cover some topics in greater detail as they mature and in preparation for GCSE study and life in upper school.

We also run PSHE and Citizenship days for students to cover topics and teach life skills that we feel should be explored more fully.

Details of these will be given to parents, carers and students as they occur throughout the year.

We encourage students to discuss PSHE topics with their parents/carers. If parents/carers have any queries or concerns regarding any PSHE content please do not hesitate to contact your child's form tutor or our PSHE coordinator Miss Warburton.

 

PSHE SCHEDULE 2017-2018

YEAR GROUP

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

TERM 4

TERM 5

TERM 6

7

Managing transition and new surroundings

Personal safety including online safety, sexting, grooming & bullying

Christmas hampers &
Food poverty

Fairtrade and ethical shopping          Elections and political parties (British values of democracy, free speech, right of protest) Substance use and misuse including alcohol, energy drinks & OTC medicines

Relationship with self and others. Health Day topics sun safety, spirituality, healthy eating, exercise

Health Day
12th July 2018

8

Healthy friendships and relationships including online safety, sexting & grooming

Crime and punishment (British values- criminal justice system)

Anti bullying

Christmas hampers

Elderly care

Amy Winehouse Resilience programme workshop
29th January 2018

British values, stereotypes and diversity Human Rights including FGM as abuse of human rights (British values)

First aid

Mental health including body image & self-esteem

CPR training completed on
13th October 2017

Spending and saving

Consumer rights and responsibilities

Real Game
17th July 2018

9

Healthy relationships including online relationships, online safety, sexting, grooming & bullying Mental health

Anti bullying Parenting

Christmas hampers

Homelessness

 

Amy Winehouse Resilience programme workshop
22nd January 2018

Finance including debt, insurance, tax

Future Options

Careers

Substance use & abuse including alcohol, energy drinks, smoking, risk taking and personal life choices

Enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle including sexual relationships, pornography & contraception LBGTT

10

Healthy relationships including domestic violence, online safety, sexting, grooming & bullying

Anti bullying

Body image, pornography

Values

 

Amy Winehouse Resilience programme workshop
12th January 2018

Dealing with stress and depression

Dealing with change

Resilience

Mindset

Diversity in the UK

Radicalisation & Extremism

Careers, personal statements

Moving On Day
TBC

11

Healthy relationships including online safety, sexting, grooming, consent

Teenage Cancer Trust

Sexual Health

Preparation for life after school 7th September 2017

Preparation for the future. College & apprenticeship applications The consequences of substance abuse and misuse. Anti-social behaviour

Preparing for adult life.

Financial pressures of independent living

Revision

Exam preparation  

The Balshaw’s Careers Fair will take place on Wednesday 28th February (4.00 – 8.00pm).

We are looking forward to this evening which we have organised with the Young Chamber of Commerce, supported by True Bearing plc. This will be a great opportunity for you to come with your son/daughter to investigate apprenticeships around the area such as Leyland Motors, BAE systems, talk to staff from post-16 education establishments, learn more about career opportunities in finance, catering, law, the armed forces and many more.

We hope that this will be very helpful in supporting your child’s thinking about their future.