Welcome to PSHCE at Kingsmead School

Kingsmead’s PSHCE Programme of Study aims to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking for students to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education). In each term, students are taught on rotation by designated teams of staff and/or tutors. For a full breakdown of topics covered, please see our PSHCE policy.

The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education, drawing on good practice’. PSHCE contributes to Kingsmead’s statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The health, relationships and sex education aspects of PSHCE have been compulsory in all schools since 2020. 

At Key Stage 3, students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. PSHCE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media. 

At Key Stage 4, students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during Key Stage 3. PSHCE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

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