PSHCE AT VILLIERS HIGH SCHOOL
PSHCE education at Villiers combines PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) with Citizenship. It is taught through a structured program for each year group with a dedicated lesson every week.
PSHE education contributes to personal development and equips pupils to live healthy, safe, responsible and balanced lives. When teaching pupils about the issues that affect them, they have the opportunity to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs and to develop the skills, language and strategies necessary to manage these issues should they encounter them in their lives.
PSHE at Villiers is aligned with the PSHE Association programme of study and we have focused on the local needs of our pupils, as advised by the Association, to:
‘provide a relevant context for pupils to both broaden and deepen their understanding of the key concepts and to develop the essential skills and attributes’. (PSHE Assoc. 2017).
We have identified core themes that are relevant to the school community and worked with the local authority to create a PSHE curriculum that serves our pupils. The core themes are:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- Relationships and Sex Education.
- Resolving Conflict.
We teach our pupils to be outstanding citizens with a particular focus on the British values. We develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils use and apply their knowledge and understanding while developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action. Pupils experience and evaluate different ways that citizens can act together to solve problems and contribute to society.
In years 7, 8 and 9, pupils are taught about:
- the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom
- the operation of Parliament.
- the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom
- the nature of rules and laws and the justice system.
- the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society.
- the functions and uses of money.
In years 10 and 11, pupils are taught about:
- parliamentary democracy and key elements of the United Kingdom constitution.
- the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom.
- other systems and forms of government.
- local, regional and international governance.
- human rights and international law
- the legal system in the UK.
- diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom.
- different ways in which citizens contribute to the improvement of their community.
- income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products and services, and how public money is raised and spent.
The PSHE and Citizenship programmes are combined into the single PSHCE subject. There is a comprehensive map for each year group, outlining the curriculum, it’s desired outcomes, and with stated learning objectives for each term. The learning objectives can be found by clicking the link for the relevant year group below:
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