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PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) will be part of our core curriculum.  This reflects and addresses the difficulties experienced by students with ASC. If not effectively countered from Early Years, these difficulties can undermine a student’s potential to become independent and responsible citizens. Both PSHE and communication will be key areas – skills learnt will be transferable and necessary in accessing other aspects of the curriculum.

 

PSHE at Venturers’ Academy

PSHE helps to form the cultural backdrop that is the foundation for learning at Venturers’ Academy. It allows practice of essential skills and behaviours that enable children's learning throughout many other strands of the curriculum. The enquiry questions used, support individual journeys for each child which encourages them to develop thoughts and opinions on the world they live in. The discussion and debate stimulated, creates an environment of mutual understanding and acceptance, a key part of our philosophy for learning. 

 

 

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Overview of learning topics:

 

Term 1 -  Healthy Bodies and Lifestyles

Drugs and Alcohol Education, Keeping Safe and Keeping Safe online

 

Term 2 - Healthy Minds and Wellbeing Emotional Wellbeing

Resilience, Mental Health, Self-Respect, Setting Personal Goals: Careers Education, Impact of Relationships, Boundaries and "Rule of Law"

 

Term 3 - Relationships; and Sex Education (Key Stage 3&4)

Safety and Safety Online and Relationships, Different Types of Relationship including friendships, family, dealing with strangers. Intimate Relationships, consensual and non-consensual Commitment (including marriage and Civil partnerships) Managing and resolving conflict Unhealthy Relationships: Bullying, Coercion and Exploitation Social Media, Cyber Bullying, Sexting.

 

Term 4 - Preparation for the Future; and the Workplace

Economic Wellbeing, Financial Awareness and Ability, Careers Education.

 

Term 5 - Positive Contribution to Society and Celebrating Difference

Tolerance, Respect for others, Relationships and Radicalisation, Democracy and Coercion

 

Term 6 - Review, refresh and an opportunity to gill any gaps in knowledge or skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary

EYFS

In the Nursery and Reception classes, our students are encouraged to develop culturally and are exposed to a variety of cultural experiences, through stories, topics, visits and visitors. Students are assessed according to the early learning outcomes of which is the PSED strand is one. This covers making relationships, self-confidence and awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.

Years 1 and 2

Years 1 and 2 students follow PSHE and Citizenship through the Edison Learning Programme. The children learn through Core learning skills. These are put together with the SEAL programme to cover all areas of PSHE. Student voice and democracy is at the heart of our ethos and the Student Parliament and Student Ambassadors have a voice within the Academy community.

 

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Core Skill

CLS Unit -

Learning with Others

CLS Unit –

Developing Independence & Responsibility

CLS Unit - Improving own Learning and Performance

CLS Unit –

Developing Sense of Self Worth & Understanding of Self and Others

CLS Unit –

Thinking Skills

CLS Unit -

Speaking and Listening

Years 3 to 6

In Years 3 to 6 our students follow PSHE and Citizenship through the Edison Learning Programme. The children learn through Core learning skills. These are put together with the SEAL programme to cover all areas of PSHE. Student voice and democracy is at the heart of our ethos and the Student Parliament and Student Ambassadors have a voice within the Academy community. We have Head and Deputy students and also House Captains in Year 6, who help to lead whenever possible.

 

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

Core Skill

CLS Unit -

Learning with Others

CLS Unit –

Developing Independence & Responsibility

CLS Unit - Improving own Learning and Performance

CLS Unit –

Developing Sense of Self Worth & Understanding of Self and Others

CLS Unit –

Thinking Skills

CLS Unit -

Speaking and Listening

Secondary

Years 7 to 9

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all students’ education and every year group at the Academy receives continual PSHE education throughout the year through the weekly tutorial programme. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. PSHE equips students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. There are no internal or external examinations for PSHE.

PSHE is delivered through tutor time and also assemblies. The Academy uses external agencies, both public and private, as much as possible to help the students get access to experts in particular fields.

Topics covered in PSHE include:

  • Sex and Relationships education
  • British Society, Culture and Life
  • Drugs and alcohol education
  • Economic and Financial awareness
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Staying safe/making informed choices
  • Keeping healthy
  • Social Skills
  • Careers and work-related learning
  • Anti-smoking/tobacco
  • First Aid
  • Anti-bullying
  • Fire Safety
  • Road Safety