PSHCE

General Information:

In Personal Social Health and Careers Education we aim to deliver a broad and flexible curriculum which equips students for their transition in to adult life.
Students work independently, in groups and as a class through topic based work. Every student has one 40 minute PSHCE lesson a week throughout their time at Weald of Kent.

Here at Weald we pride ourselves on our ability to tackle challenging topics and deliver age appropriate, current and relevant PSHCE.

Heads of Year meet regularly with the Head of PSHCE to enable a bespoke curriculum to be provided in accordance with the needs of the students at that specific time.

In addition to this the 6th form have a bespoke Careers planner curriculum which tracks their next steps.

By the End of Year 12
1. Informed about 18+ pathways
2. Shared plans and goals with staff/family
3. Fully informed about personal possible pathways
4. Range of experiences to support applications and support learning
5. Ready to act upon a range of possible 18+ pathways at the start of Year 13

By the End of Year 13
1. Informed about 18+ pathways
2. Clarity of chosen personal pathways
3. Able to respond to range of outcomes on Results
4. Able to find their own information and guidance 18+



TERM

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

1

TRANSITIONS

VALUES choosing priorities

Managing Time – weekly planning

WOK forums and form reps

Thinking Maps / Open Evening Planning

Independent Learning Project what job am I interested in?

Independent Learning Project / Assessment

VALUES AND MORALITY. RELATIONSHIPS

VALUES – WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US?

What is different about us from year 7? What are the expectations?

RESPONSIBILITIES AROUND SCHOOL – BEING A RECEPTIONIST. (LT)

Self Defence
FRIENDSHIPS – what makes a good friend?

What is important about friendships?

Thinking Maps / Open Evening Planning

MENTAL HEALTH

Taking Stock, valuing myself

What can I do / what skills do I have?

Who or what inspires me?

Alternative CV based on self and values

Respecting myself and others

Refugee crisis

2

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS AND PERSONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE

Puberty lesson 1

Puberty lesson 2

Puberty lesson 3

Puberty lesson 4

Teenagers' guide to growing up

PHYSICAL HEALTH,

Healthy eating

Managing healthy sleep routines

Healthy lifestyle

Guest speakers

Exercise out of school

Drugs education

GROUP WORK BASED ON SELF ESTEEM

Inter form Christmas competition

INFORMED DECISIONS,

What lies ahead in year 9 and beyond

What might I do in the future?

Options and careers

Democracy and voting

Kent youth parliament

3

GLOBAL ISSUES

What it is to be British

Critical thinking

British Values

Forming thoughts, beliefs and opinions

MENTAL HEALTH

Affirmations

Dealing with changing emotions

Positive self-talk

Resilience

Setting goals                

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health

Awareness

Mind Fitness

4

MENTAL HEALTH

Resilience

Friendship fall outs

Understanding emotions

Thinking about others

Dealing with feelings 

Happiness project

DRUGS EDUCATION

Classification of drugs

Effects and dangers

Legal Highs

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

Sex and relationships

Sexting – how to cope

Friends / boyfriend /girlfriend

Pressures of a relationship

How do I know I am ready?

Staying safe

5

WIDER WORLD

Identity

Youth around the world

Prejudice and tolerance

Charity and ethics

Poverty

CAREERS PORTFOLIO (INFORMED DECISION MAKING)

Careers research 

Use of careers STEP package

Looking at next steps 

Thinking about the future

Mapping a pathway

PHYSICAL HEALTH

Body image / appearance

Friendship influence on how I feel

Campaign for self-worth

Campaign for self-worth

Guest speaker

6

PERSONAL FINANCE, PREPARING FOR EXAMINATIONS

Induction leaflets for new year 7s

Managing time

Being a buddy 

Reviewing work

Guide to first week at Weald

Exam preparation

PERSONAL FINANCE

Managing money

Opening a bank account

Cost of living

Future funds

Budgets and saving

GLOBAL ISSUES

Stigma and Migration

UN and peace Keeping
Conflict

Changing World

European Union    Guest speaker

DEALING WITH CONFLICT

CONFLICT IN THE WIDER WORLD

UN AND PEACE KEEPING FORCED

INDEPENDENT LEARNING PROJECT – CONFLICT IN THE WIDER WORLD

 

TERM

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

1

EMPLOYABILITY AND INTERVIEW SKILLS

Personal Review

Managing time

Skills Wheel

INFORMED DECISIONS

CV Writing

Writing letters

Personal Statement

Analysing Learning Styles

Kent choices and online application process

INFORMING

We inform the students about a range of 18+ pathways

Students complete Personal Profile and start Pathways Log

Sixth Form Induction

APPLYING

Students apply for degree courses through UCAS and SLPs

Pathways Update/Log

Form Tutor School references

Personal Statement workshop

Pathways TM Year 13 mentoring

Student Finance England visit

Octoebr 15th UCAS Oxbridge/Health

October 31st UCAS deadline

2

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
Consent                    Understanding boundaries

Making informed choices 

Concerns re health relationships

Managing relationships

HEALTH AND HYGIENE. REVISION STRATEGIES

TBC – after speaking with student council on specific requirements.

Planning revision

Focus on PPEs

Getting the most out of work

INFORMING

Pathways TM presentation: value of degree, value of school leaver programmes (SLP) and apprenticeship

Careersplanner: My Strengths, Subjects and Degrees, Uni Courses, LMI, Questionnaire 1

Setting up Work Experience (WEX)

Pathways TM Employability Day

Blood Doners

APPLYING

Gap 360 visit

November Interview/MMI practice

Applications to FE Colleges

SLP/apprenticeship applications

Blood Doners

Self Defence

3

STAYING SAFE
E-SAFETY

Social Media

Positive uses of online technology

Blogging

Use of online careers education

Vlogging

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

Sex positive

Safety

Healthy relationships

Party First Aid

Knowing your boundaries

EXPLORING

Students explore their options and gather information and guidance

Students add experiences and guidance to Pathways Log

Careersplanner: whats uni like, bestcourse4me/ SACU tools

Uni Subject Taster Days

January Oxbridge Information Evening

Careersplanner: whats uni like, bestcourse4me/ SACU tools

Uni Subject Taster Days

January Oxbridge Information Evening

PREPARING

Students prepare for their life after Sixth Form

Jan 15th Final UCAS deadline

Student Finance application

Oyster visit

 

4

MENTAL HEALTH

TBC – after speaking with student council on specific requirements.

Self esteem   Re-visit affirmations

Self worth   Kindness debate

Self Harm

Relaxation and use of yoga practice

PREPARATION FOR EXAMS

Relaxation
Planning your time

Dealing with stress     Rewarding the effort

Yoga and breathing strategies

EXPLORING

March Higher Education Information Evening

March Higher Education fair, Uni of Surrey

UEA Admisions Tutor visit

Queens College Cambridge visit

Blood Donors

A Star Future -studying abroad -presentation

PREPARING

Response to UCAS Offers (CF-CI)

University Offer Days

Student Survival

5

INFORMED DECISIONS

Thinking about future

Meeting with year 11s

Managing time and course requirements

Next steps in education process

PERSONAL FINANCE

Budgeting

Student Finance

Investment

DECIDING

Students will begin to decide on their chosen pathways

Students will begin applications

Register with UCAS

Elevator pitch, CV builder

June Personal Statement workshops

July Jane Marshal, Imperial College admissions tutor visit

LEAVING

Students will leave Weald in August with a confirmed destination

Revision

Examinations

Leavers' Morning

6

PERSONAL FINANCE

Budgeting, Savings and investment

Guest Speaker

 

DECIDING

University Open Days

121 with KMS/SS for students seeking alternative pathway

Early Application Group

July WEX week

Careersplanner: Questionnaire 2

LEAVING

Leavers' Ball

Results Day:

UCAS confirmed places, Clearing and Adjustment

Year 14 UCAS support