PSHE

PSHE at The Halifax Academy is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help our young people to grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and communities.  The programme introduces new and more challenging learning while building on what has gone on before which reflects and meets the personal developmental needs of students at the school.

The programmes aim is to equip our students with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe and productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.  It encourages our students to be enterprising and support them in making effective transitions, have positive learning and career choices and to manage their finances effectively.  We encourage our pupils to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes. We provide them with opportunities to make real decisions about their lives.

 

Key Stage 3 

Year 7

What will my child learn about in PSHE this year?

The year will be split into three core themes which are: 

Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing including:

  • Diet and what is a balanced diet
  • Managing transition
  • Self-concept
  • Smoking
  • Local Health Services and Prescribed Medicines.

Core Theme 2:  Relationships including:

  • Families
  • Friendships
  • How to deal with a range of emotions within different relationships

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World including

  • Rights and responsibilities  as members of a diverse community
  • Local and national economy
  • Careers Education

What type of homework will be set?

Homework will be set half termly and will be based on a topic students are covering at the time.  Homework will be a research project which students will have two weeks to work on.

 

How will my child be assessed in PSHE?

Your child will be assessed through their A2L grade.  Each half term all students will complete a form of assessment which will be linked to the topics they have been studying.  This will be graded against the Schools A2L criteria.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

As this can be a sensitive subject and it is vital that’s students feel confident to talk to parents around some of the issues we will be learning about in class.  Therefore it is important to have conversations with students about what they have been learning in PSHE lessons and tutor time and share any work that is sent home.  Students will be taught in single sex groups for Core Theme 2 – Relationships.

 

Year 8

What will my child learn about in PSHE this year?

The year will be split into three core theme which are:

Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing including:

  • Access to help, advice and support
  • First Aid
  • Role of the Media
  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol

Core Theme 2: Relationships including:

  • Relationships
  • How to deal with a range of emotions within different relationships
  • How to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
  • Managing bereavement, separation and divorce

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World including:

  • Enterprising and ambitious
  • Business environment
  • Financial choices and the positive and negative affect these can have
  • Careers Education

 

What type of homework will be set?

Homework will be set half termly and will be based on a topic students are covering at the time.  Homework will be a research project which students will have two weeks to work on.

 

How will my child be assessed in PSHE?

Your child will be assessed through their A2L grade.  Each half term all students will complete a form of assessment which will be linked to the topics they have been studying.  This will be graded against the Schools A2L criteria.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

As this can be a sensitive subject and it is vital that’s students feel confident to talk to parents around some of the issues we will be learning about in class.  Therefore it is important to have conversations with students about what they have been learning in PSHE lessons and tutor time and share any work that is sent home.   Students will be taught in single sex groups for Core Theme 2 – Relationships.

 

Key Stage 4

What will my child learn ?

The year will be split into three core theme which are

Core Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing including:

  • Personal Safety
  • Health Services in the local area
  • Assessing own health
  • Health and safety
  • First Aid
  • Substance Misuse
  • Careers Education

Core Theme 2: Relationships including:

  • Relationships
  • How to deal with risky or negative relationships including bullying, abuse and violence.
  • Concept of consent
  • How to identify and access appropriate advice and support

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World including:

  • Goal Setting
  • To need to challenge discrimination in the work place
  • To take full advantage of voluntary work
  • Careers Education
  • Consumer rights 

 

What type of homework will be set?

Homework will be set half termly and will be based on a topic students are covering at the time.  Homework will be a research project which students will have two weeks to work on.

 

How will my child be assessed in PSHE?

Your child will be assessed through their A2L grade.  Each half term all students will complete a form of assessment which will be linked to the topics they have been studying.  This will be graded against the Schools A2L criteria.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

As this can be a sensitive subject and it is vital that’s students feel confident to talk to parents around some of the issues we will be learning about in class.  Therefore it is important to have conversations with students about what they have been learning in PHSE lessons and tutor time and share any work that is sent home.   Students will be taught in single sex groups for PHSE.

 

What can my child move onto with PSHE?

Students will not leave with an accreditation for PHSE, however it will give them the knowledge to become sensible, mature citizens of the future.