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PSHE

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) can be defined as a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Provision is based on three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World.

At Key Stage 3, pupils build on the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding they have acquired and developed during Key Stage 2. PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that learners are experiencing, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Pupils are encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. PSHE education allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to modern society.

In addition to the curriculum, assemblies, form time, extra-curricular activities, exchanges and visits, pupils at The Broxbourne School participate in PSHE activities across four collapsed timetable days interspersed throughout the academic year. A programme of visiting speakers and specialist agencies deliver sessions on a variety of topics, in addition to pupils visiting places of interest outside of the school environment.

KS3 PSHE Programme of Study 2017 - 2018

Itinerary for collapsed timetable days:

Date

Activities

Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Crime, Punishment and Weapon Prevention

  • Online Awareness

  • Fire Safety

  • Developing resilience

  • Bullying and Relationships

  • Setpoint Technology Challenge

  • Historic Education Day

Tuesday 6th February 2018
  • Work Shadowing

  • Taste of Languages

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse

  • 'Wasted' - Drug Awareness

  • Careers Education (University trip)

Wednesday 27th June and Friday 6th July 2018

(groups will alternate activities across the two days provision)

  • RE Trip – Bhaktivedanta

  • Artist activity - exploring emotion

  • Sex and relationships

  • Body image

  • Fitness for life

  • Body image and the media

  • STEM Day

  • French Culture

  • Eat for Success

  • Importance of breakfast

  • Food labelling

  • Community Code questionnaire

  • E-safety and computer science

A number of additional sessions may be interspersed throughout the academic year, they include:

  • Internet Safety – cyberbullying (Year 7)

  • 'Bin It' Roadshow - improving attitudes towards reducing litter (Year 7)

  • 'Off The Level' - A level crossing safety project (Year 7 and Year 8)

  • Internet Safety – child grooming awareness (Year 8)

  • Internet Safety – social media awareness (Year 9)

  • Brainwash’, Tackling Radicalisation (Year 9)

  • Tackling homophobia (Year 9)

  • Safeguarding children – Child Sexual Exploitation (Year 7, 8 and 9)