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Blaise High School

PSHE Curriculum

Blaise High School PSHE and RSE Policy can be downloaded here

At Blaise High School we believe PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) enables students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. This ranges from making informed decisions about healthy relationships to managing their money. Our intent is to provide our students with an understanding of themselves and others, to manage their wellbeing, to ensure they can build and sustain healthy relationships, and to understand how they will change and develop.

The statutory guidance states that from 2020 all schools must deliver an RSE/ Health Education programme. All pupils are entitled to an age-appropriate relationship and sex education (RSE and Health Education) programme as an integral part of our whole school PSHE programme that incorporates all new Statutory requirements outlined by the government.
 

Pupils should support one another with issues that arise through PSHE, RSE and Health Education. Listening in class, being considerate of other people’s feelings and beliefs, and complying with confidentiality rules that are set in class are key to effective provision.

For all year groups the curriculum is based around four big ideas that can be found below. Each academic year these ideas are built on in breadth and depth of knowledge.

Big Ideas

Description

Identity and Difference

Understanding identity and difference is integral to students positively and successfully navigating their future. Knowing and accepting themselves is key to knowing and understanding others. Students will learn the benefits and value of different beliefs, cultures, and groups. They will also develop assertiveness skills and an understanding of the law that can help them stay true to their values and challenge inequalities they, or others, may experience.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing has many dimensions, students need to understand each of these to live a happy and healthy life, whether that is physically, socially, emotional, mentally or economically. Understanding the importance of being ‘healthy’ in these areas is about making positive and well-informed choices. In order to do this students will learn about understanding and assessing risk.

My Relationships

The term relationship is far reaching and multifaceted. Our curriculum develops students' understanding of relationships, the law and sexual activity; embracing moral, spiritual, and cultural values. It not only teaches students how to build and sustain healthy and intimate relationships, but to understand when relationships may have a negative impact on themselves or others. 

Developing Me

Students will gain knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of growth and development. They will understand about the physical and biological aspects of puberty, and growing up, the human life cycle and how a baby is conceived and born; having knowledge of the appropriate factual information. Our curriculum will also ensure understanding of feelings associated with development and change for themselves and others.

 

The curriculum map for each year group can be found below and outlines the topics that are covered in each lesson.

Year 7:

Year 8:

Year 9:

Year 10:

Year 11:

If you have any queries or would like to be part of the Blaise High School PSHE Parent Working Group then please contact Sarah Bate, PSHE Lead.

bates@blaisehighschool.co.uk