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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 2020-2021

Itinerary for collapsed timetable days:

Date

Activities

Wednesday 7th October 2020

CANCELLED 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Details to be confirmed

Friday 25th Jun 2021 and Wednesday 30th June 2021

(groups will alternate activities across the two days provision)

Details to be confirmed 

A number of additional sessions may be interspersed throughout the academic year, they could 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 7, 8 and 9)
  • Safeguarding children – Child Sexual Exploitation (Year 7, 8 and 9)
  • E-safety - privacy settings, grooming and sexting (Year 7, 8 and 9)
  • 'Breaking the Chain' - tackling knife crime (Year 8)