PSHE

The PSHE curriculum considers a range of topics under three categories:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships

The topics covered within the curriculum incorporate societal issues, highlighting the importance of British Values and Citizenship. The intention of the PSHE curriculum is to provide students with the ability to become self-reflective, resilient and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world. Students should understand how to uphold British Values and how to stay safe. By exploring a variety of risk factors, students should develop a greater understanding of the consequences of their actions and be prepared to take responsibility for them.

The curriculum for Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education aims to support parents in educating their children about relationships sex and sexuality. The course covers the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, having friendships and relationships, engaging in sexual activities and learning about human sexuality and sexual health. At St. George's we ensure to meet the dual demands of government expectations while ensuring that Relationship and Sex Education is taught within the context of our community's values including that of family life, marriage and stable relationships. 

Staff

  • Ms H Averill-Hampshire - Head of Department
  • Ms I Sheffield

The lessons are planned by the PSHE team and delivered by form tutors. Relationship and Sex Education is delivered by either a team of qualified NHS nurses (Key Stages 3 and 4) or by SASH 'Support and Advice on Sexual Health' (Key Stage 5).

Want to find out more? 
If you wish to find out more about PSHE at St George’s please feel free to contact Ms S Taylor at 
S.Taylor@stgeorgesrc.org

 

Year 7 PSHE Topics Taught:  

Autumn  

  • Transition to secondary school  
  • First Aid and personal safety, focusing on road safety 
  • Enterprise Skills and introduction to careers  
  • Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities 

Spring 

  • Diversity, prejudice and bullying including cyber-bullying  
  • Managing on-and-offline friendships  
  • Littering and pollution 
  • Managing puberty and the issues of unwanted contact and FGM 

Summer 

  • Self-esteem, romance and friendships 
  • Exploring family life 
  • Making ethical financial decisions. Saving, spending and budgeting our money. 
  • Being British  

Year 7 RSE Topics Taught:  

  • Puberty 
  • FGM  

Year 8 PSHE Topics Taught:  

Autumn 

  • Diet, exercise and how to make healthy choices  
  • Alcohol and drug misuse and managing peer influence 
  • Rights and responsibilities in the community and beyond 
  • Tackling age and disability discrimination 

Spring  

  • Tackling racism and religious discrimination, promoting human rights 
  • Online Safety and digital literacy 
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image
  • Managing change and loss 

Summer 

  • Healthy relationships and consent 
  • Challenging extremism and radicalisation 
  • Planning and carrying out an enterprise project 
  • The role of the monarchy. 

Year 8 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • Consent  
  • Online Safety   

Year 9 PSHE Topics Taught:  

Autumn 

  • Peer Pressure, assertiveness and risk, gang crime 
  • Developing study habits 
  • Understanding careers and future aspirations 
  • Identifying learning strengths and setting goals as part of the GCSE options process 

Spring  

  • Managing conflict at home and the dangers of running away from home 
  • Tackling homophobia, transphobia & sexism 
  • Managing peer pressure in relation to illicit substances  
  • Assessing the risks of tobacco, drugs and alcohol abuse and addiction 

Summer 

  • Understanding different families and learning parenting skills 
  • Managing change, grief and bereavement 
  • Local council and services 
  • Evaluating value for money in services. 
  • The risks and consequences making financial decisions 

Year 9 RSE Topics Taught:  

  • Sending Sexual or indecent text messages (sexting) 
  • Sexual Harassment and sexual assault  

Year 10 PSHE Topics Taught:  

Autumn 

  • Dieting, lifestyle balance and unhealthy coping strategies 
  • Mental health and ill health, tackling stigma.  
  • Understanding the causes and effects of debt  and the risks associated with gambling 
  • Wars, weapons and terrorism 

Spring  

  • Tackling relationship myths and expectations 
  • Managing romantic relationship challenges including break ups 
  • Exploring the influence of role models 
  • Evaluating the social and emotional risks of drug use 

Summer 

  • LGBTQ+ 
  • Sex and the Law 
  • Career Planning 
  • Employability Skills 

Year 10 RSE Topics Taught: 

  • Contraception 
  • Body image and the media   

Year 11 PSHE Topics Taught: 

 Autumn 

  • Promoting self-esteem and coping with stress 
  • Learning and revision skills to maximise potential 
  • Understanding the college application process and plans beyond school 
  • Skills for employment and career progression 

Spring  

  • Personal Values and assertive communication in relationships  
  • Tackling domestic abuse and forced marriage 
  • Brain Food and energy 
  • Taking responsibility for health choices  

Summer 

  • British Values, human rights and community cohesion 
  • Consent  
  • Revision for GCSE’s 

Year 11 RSE Topics Taught:  

  • STI’s and Sexual Health  
  • The impact of pornography  

Year 12 PSHE Topics Taught:  

Autumn 

  • Basic first aid 
  • Homelessness 
  • Human rights and the law 
  • Financial budgeting 

Spring  

  • Healthy assertiveness and boundaries 
  • Personal hygiene 
  • Food and hygiene safety 
  • Emotional wellbeing 

Summer 

  • Managing conflict in relationships 
  • Diversity and equality  

Year 12 RSE Topics Taught:  

  • Staying safe  
  • Sexting 
  • Sending nudes  
  • Pornography  
  • Online dating 
  • E-Safety  
  • Sexual harassment  
  • LGBTQ issues and toxic masculinity  

Year 13 PSHE Topics Taught:  

Autumn 

  • Food preparation 
  • Drugs awareness    
  • Basic vehicle maintenance 
  • Study skills 

Spring  

  • Dating and online safety 
  • Healthy relationships   
  • British Values and citizenship 
  • Creating a balanced life 

Summer 

  • Self love 
  • Staying safe  

Year 13 RSE Topics Taught:  

  • Consent  
  • STI’s 
  • Contraception 
  • Female and male anatomy  
  • Positive self image  
  • LGBTQ+ issues and toxic masculinity