PSHE

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

-Nelson Mandela

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important part of the curriculum at Minster. A team of skilled staff teach lessons on health and social wellbeing, citizenship, careers and financial awareness across the school and their teaching is often supported by visiting speakers.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Citizenship

  • The roles of the law and the justice system and how they relate to young people
  • The political, legal and human rights of citizens
  • To distinguish between right and wrong and to respect the criminal and civil laws of England
  • Characteristics and contributions of a good citizen
  • Some of the ways in which citizens can bring about change in their communities
  • The work of community-based, national and international voluntary groups

Health & Wellbeing and Relationships

  • Understanding risk in the context of personal safety
  • Recognising and reducing risk, minimising harm and getting help in risky situations
  • The safe and responsible use of ICT, including safe management of own and others personal data including image
  • The importance of taking increased responsibility for their own personal hygiene
  • The importance of sleep
  • What constitutes a balanced diet and its benefits
  • About the qualities and behaviours they should expect and exhibit in a wide variety of positive relationships
  • To explore the range of positive qualities people bring to relationships
  • That relationships can cause strong feelings
  • To recognise bullying in all its forms and to have the skills and strategies to manage being targeted or witnessing others being targeted
  • to recognise their personal strengths and how this affects their self-confidence and self-esteem
  • To recognise that the way in which personal qualities, attitudes, skills and achievements are evaluated by others, affects confidence and self-esteem

Living in the wider world, economic well-being, careers and the world of work

  • How to make informed choices
  • The knowledge and skills needed for setting realistic and challenging personal targets and goals
  • About their own identity as a learner, preferred style of learning and to develop study, research, presentation and organisational skills, including their value to future employability
  • To identify own strengths, interests, skills and qualities as part of the personal review and planning process

Year 8

Citizenship

  • The UK’s relationship with the EU, the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth and the global community
  • About the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • About the diverse national, regional, ethnic and religious cultures, groups and communities within the UK and the connections between them
  • About how migration has shaped communities
  • About the similarities, differences and diversity amongst people of different race and culture and the impact of stereotyping, prejudice, bullying and discrimination on individuals and communities

Personal well-being and relationships

  • The roles and responsibilities of parents, carers and children in families
  • To explore the range of positive qualities people bring to relationships
  • About different types of relationships, including those within families
  • How to deal with a breakdown in a relationship and the effects of change including divorce
  • The nature and importance of marriage, civil partnerships and other stable, long term relationships for family life and bringing up children

Living in the wider world – economic well-being

  • To explore social and moral dilemmas about the use of money, (including how the choices pupils make as consumers affect other people’s economies and environments)
  • To assess and manage risk in relation to financial decisions that young people might make

Year 9

Living in the wider world

  • Diversity within Britain
  • The impact of stereotyping, prejudice and bullying on individuals and communities
  • To appreciate racial and cultural diversity and avoid and resist racism
  • About the primacy of human rights
  • How rights can conflict and compete, understanding that hard decisions have to be made to try to balance these

Health, well-being and relationships

  • The characteristics of mental and emotional health
  • Strategies for managing mental health situations
  • That self-esteem can change with personal circumstances
  • How to access local health services
  • The risks associated with an unhealthy diet
  • Cancer and cancer prevention, including healthy lifestyles
  • Risks associated with tattoos, tanning and piercings – ways of recognising and reducing risk, minimising harm and getting help in emergency and risky situations
  • How the media portrays young people, body image and health issues
  • That identity is affected by a range of factors, including the media
  • About eating disorders, that they can be the result of low body esteem, including recognising when they or others need help, sources of help and strategies for accessing it
  • The features of positive and stable relationships , including trust, mutual respect and honesty
  • The features of unhealthy relationships
  • To understand what expectations might be of having a boyfriend/girlfriend and the positive features of intimate relationships
  • How to deal with a breakdown in a relationship
  • That there are a range of positive qualities that people can bring to relationships
  • That relationships can cause strong feelings and emotions
  • That the media portrayal of relationships may not reflect real life

Citizenship and living in the wider world

  • The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society
  • The needs of the local community and how these are met through public services and the voluntary sector
  • About British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths
  • Key features of parliamentary democracy and government
Harper Building

Key Stage 4

Year 10

Personal well-being and relationships

    • The benefits and risks of health and lifestyle choices relating to sexual activity and the short and long-term consequences for the health of individuals
    • Identify and challenge misconceptions relating to STIs
    • Where and how to obtain health information
    • Strategies to resist unhelpful peer pressure to have sex
    • The benefits and risks of health and lifestyle choices relating to sexual activity and the short and long-term consequences for the health of individuals
    • Identify and challenge misconceptions relating to contraceptive methods
    • The benefits and risks of health and lifestyle choices, including choices relating to sexual activity
    • Consider the short term and long term consequences of teenagers having babies
    • The roles and responsibilities of parents and other family members
    • Parenting skills and qualities and their central importance to family life

Citizenship and living in the wider world

  • The roles and operation of civil and criminal law and the justice systemThe rights and responsibilities of consumers, employers and employees.
  • The challenges facing the global community, including international disagreements and conflict, and debates about inequalities, sustainability and use of the world’s resources.
  • Political, legal and human rights and freedoms in a range of contexts from local to global
  • Actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond
  • The operation of parliamentary democracy within the UK and of other forms of government, both democratic and non-democratic, beyond the UK.

Year 11

Citizenship and living in the wider world

  • Consider how diversity, toleration, respect & freedom are valued by people with different beliefs, backgrounds & traditions within a changing democratic society.
  • The origins and implications of diversity and the changing nature of society in the UK
  • Political, legal and human rights and freedoms in a range of contexts from local to global
  • The origins and implications of diversity and the changing nature of society in the UK, including the perspectives and values that are shared or common, and the impact of migration and integration on identities, groups and communities.
  • The development of, and struggle for, different kinds of rights and freedoms (speech, opinion, association and the vote) in the UK.
  • The challenges facing the global community, including international disagreements and conflict
  • How information is used in public debate and policy formation, including information from the media and from pressure and interests
  • The impact and consequences of individual and collective actions on communities, including the work of the voluntary sector.

Personal well-being and relationships

  • The benefits and risks of health and lifestyle choices, including choices relating to substance use and misuse, and the short and long-term consequences for the health and mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals, families and communities
  • Where and how to obtain health information, how to recognise and follow health and safety procedures, ways of reducing risk and minimising harm in risky situations, how to find sources of emergency help and how to use basic and emergency first aid
  • The benefits and risks of health and lifestyle choices, including choices relating to substance use and misuse, and the short and long-term consequences for the health and mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals, families and communities
  • Where and how to obtain health information, how to recognise and follow health and safety procedures, ways of reducing risk and minimising harm in risky situations, how to find sources of emergency help and how to use basic and emergency first aid
  • The characteristics of emotional and mental health, and the causes, symptoms and treatments of some mental and emotional health disorders

Beyond Lincoln Minster School

PSHE provides pupils with knowledge that will be with them long after their time at school. The topics covered provide an understanding of the key issues that will face them throughout their life and prepare them for further and higher education, work and their personal lives.

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