St John the Baptist School

PSHE

At SJB, our PSHE program strives to treat students as unique individuals, fostering their abilities to become content, secure, and accomplished members of society. Our goal is to create citizens who will live their lives embracing our school values of Respect, Aspire, Integrity, Love and Service.

Every week all students have one period of PSHE that is delivered by their Form Tutor. This provides a comfortable and open environment for students to explore the important and sometimes challenging topics covered within the curriculum. Our curriculum is built around six key themes: Mental and emotional health; relationships; physical and sexual health; citizenship; careers; and economics, finance and e-safety.

More information about what the students study can be found below:

KS3

In Key stage 3, PSHE will equip students with the skills and opportunities to understand the foundations of positive and thriving relationships within their local communities. Pupils will investigate the essential principles of British values, to understand their own rights while recognising their obligation to uphold the rights of others. Additionally, in accordance with statutory guidance (informed by the DfE) the curriculum includes topics on relationships and sexual education, taught in conjunction with the core gospel values of love, respect, and dignity for all.

Our career guidance is integrated into PSHE, allowing students to explore diverse career paths and prospects while contemplating their personal aspirations.

Furthermore, students will be encouraged to stay informed about current events, enabling them to express well-informed perspectives and contribute significantly to discussions concerning social, economic, and political matters.

KS4

At Key stage 4, the PSHE curriculum will build upon the skills and knowledge students will have developed within the KS3 module. This way students will further their understanding in key areas such as Economics, Finance, Mental Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships. Students will also further their understanding of ‘Career Development’ in preparation for their next steps.

The curriculum also includes Relationship and Sex Education which is supported by our school chaplain. These lessons will provide students with informative education inspired by the core gospel values.

Our career guidance is integrated into PSHE, allowing students to explore diverse career paths and prospects while contemplating their personal aspirations. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to stay informed about current events, enabling them to express well-informed perspectives and contribute significantly to discussions concerning social, economic, and political matters.

KS5

At Key stage 5, The goal of PSHE is to offer students opportunities to best prepare themselves for adult life. Students will cover a variety of topics, these topics will include themes of; Emotional Wellbeing, Financial Literacy, Healthy Relationships and Discrimination, as well as Developing Independence post 6th form.

The curriculum also includes Relationship and Sex Education which is supported by our school chaplain. These lessons will provide students with informative education inspired by the core gospel values.

Our career guidance is integrated into PSHE, allowing students to explore diverse career paths and prospects while contemplating their personal aspirations.

Furthermore, students will be encouraged to stay informed about current events, enabling them to express well-informed perspectives and contribute significantly to discussions concerning social, economic, and political matters.

PSHE Curriculum Overview 23-24

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Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 Y12 Y13
Autumn 1 Mental and emotional health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Understanding Resilience
  • Recognizing emotions
  • Bullying and Cyber bullying
  • Gaming Addiction
  • Self-respect, Value and Dignity
Mental and emotional health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Managing different feelings
  • Impacts on you emotional wellbeing
  • Recognising signs of mental illness
  • Coping with loss and change
  • What is meant by ‘risk’.
E-safety
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Digital footprint
  • Fake news
  • Cyberbullying
  • Online banking
  • Selfie safety
Economics, finance and e-safety
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Independent living: Mortgages and renting
  • Pensions and planning for the future
  • Identity theft and fraud
  • Online grooming (Brecks last game documentary)
  • Online behaviour and personal responsibility
Careers
  • Introduction to Unifrog: Post 16 options
  • Decision making: Post 16 options)
  • Busting BTEC Myths
  • Apprenticeships live speaker
  • Post 16 options live speaker
  • Vocational courses Live speaker
Mental & emotional health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Managing your time
  • Prioritising
  • Your amazing brain (Study help)
  • Happiness
  • Supporting someone struggling with mental health
Careers
  • Introduction to unifrog: post 18 options
  • Personal statements prep
  • Personal statement: Finalising
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • University interviews
  • CVS and covering letters
Autumn 2 E-safety
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Engaging with the SJB community online (Email etiquette)
  • Sharing information online
  • Apps and selfie safety
  • Cyberbullying
  • Consequences of internet use
  • Online risks
Careers
  • What are my interests
  • Job applications and CVS
  • Challenges and rewards of work
  • Creating the life, you want
  • What does success mean to me
  • Careers and the climate
  • Careers and the future
  • What is an entrepreneur
Mental & emotional health
  • Introduction to topic and current affairs
  • What is anxiety and worry
  • Impact of social media on our mental health
  • Managing your mental health
  • Strategies to maintaining good mental health
  • The online safety bill
  • Social media and self esteem
Relationships
  • Introduction to topic and current affairs
  • Respect in relationships
  • Relating to others
  • Recognising abuse and spiking
  • Managing unwanted attention
  • Parenting skills and family life
  • County lines
Mental & emotional health
  • Introduction to topic and current affairs
  • Your developing brain
  • The science of sleep
  • Coping with loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Healthy habits
Careers
  • Post 18 options
  • Setting career goals
  • Work experience and researching placements
  • Working experience and contacting employers
  • Preparing for personal guidance interviews
  • How to network and be enterprising
Relationships
  • Introduction to topic and current affairs
  • Talking about relationships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Dating online: Risks and keeping safe
  • Relationship abuse
  • Explicit images and the law
  • Consent: Live speaker
  • Keeping safe: Sexual relationships
Spring 1 Physical health
  • Introduction to topic and current affairs
  • Personal hygiene
  • Puberty: The menstrual cycle
  • Risks to my health
  • Living a healthy lifestyle: Live speaker
Physical health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Understanding vaccination and immunisation
  • Planning healthy meals/ disordered eating: live speaker
  • Impacts on physical health: Dental hygiene and sleep hygiene
  • First aid: Protecting and preserving life
Careers
  • What comes after school: The main learning pathways
  • Decision making choosing what to study at KS4
  • What is the labour market and whys its important
  • Taking control of your career journey
Sexual health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Sexual relationships and consent
  • Pregnancy
  • FGM
  • Understanding blood and organ donation
Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Knife crime
  • Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Pornography and viewing harmful content
  • Managing risky situations (Alcohol and drugs)
Relationships
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Contraception and STI’s
  • Documentary: Uncovering Rape culture
  • Consent: Live speaker
  • Relationship abuse
Economics, finance & e-safety
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Budgeting
  • Saving
  • Taxes and borrowing
  • Pensions and the importance of planning for the future
Spring 2 Careers
  • Introduction to careers: Who am I?
  • What are my interests
  • Exploring possibilities: Dream jobs and the practicalities
  • What is a career?
  • What is a work life balance?
  • Careers and the climate
Economics, finance & e-safety
  • Introduction to the topic and current events
  • Financial management: recognising your money personality
  • Value for money and budget planning
  • Online banking: Apps online vs in store shopping e.g Monzo
  • Selfie safety
  • Digital footprint
Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and Current events
  • The liberties enjoyed by citizens of the UK
  • UK political system
  • The justice system
  • How citizens work together in society
  • Protected characteristics
Mental & emotional health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Selfies and Image sharing
  • Reframing negative thinking
  • Healthy habits and looking after yourself
  • Coping with loss
  • Rebuilding mental health and moving forward
Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Individual family & community values
  • Diverse and conflicting values
  • Understanding Gender identity
  • Understanding diversity
  • Living in Britain
  • What is Hate crime and Extremism
Physical & Sexual health
  • Introduction to the topic and current events
  • Healthy habits: Live speaker
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Harm reduction
  • First aid
  • Drugs and Harm reduction
Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • British values
  • Racism and why it matters
  • Protected characteristics
  • Getting political
  • Crime and punishment (UK law)
Summer 1 Economics, finance
  • Introduction to the topic and current events
  • Money personalities
  • Personal financial management: value for money and budget planning
  • Financial decision making
  • Rights and responsibilities online
  • Online risks: Sharing information
Relationships
  • Introduction to the topic and current events
  • What are the different types of relationships
  • Personal boundaries
  • Sex and the law: Pornography
  • Commitment and relationships
  • Abuse in relationships
  • Unhealthy relationships
Economics, finance & e-safety
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Types of financial risk
  • Investments and setting up a business
  • Budgeting
  • Online risks with money: Gambling
  • Impact pf viewing harmful content (sexually explicit material)
Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Parliamentary democracy
  • Freedom of speech & protest
  • Democracy and voting
  • Equality and diversity
  • Radicalisation
  • Gender stereotypes (discrimination and the law, protected characteristics)
Exam Revision Economics, finance & e-safety
  • Introduction to the topic and current events
  • UK Budget: government, spending, and taxation
  • UK Budget: how might this impact me
  • Skill shortages in the labour market
  • Living independently: mortgages and renting
Exam Revision
Summer 2 Relationships
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • How we value each other (British values)
  • Protected characteristics
  • Personal boundaries and appropriate relationships
  • Respect value and dignity
Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Communities: What causes problems?
  • Challenging prejudice and discrimination
  • Hate crime
  • Protected characteristics
  • Extremism and radicalisation
Relationships & Sexual health
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Contraception
  • Substance misuse: drugs alcohol and vaping
  • Sex and the law: pornography
  • Gender identity and LGBTQ+
Careers
  • Introduction to topic: Reflecting on my career journey so far
  • What type of career is best for me
  • Preparing for work experience
  • In person, hybrid or remote: which work method works best?
  • Is AI a threat to jobs, use of AI in employment
N/A Citizenship
  • Introduction to topic and current events
  • Gender and society (Protected characteristics)
  • Work experience
  • Honour and tradition
NA