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PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

PSHRE

PSHRE at Pewsey is covered across all aspects of the curriculum but is being taught explicitly in lessons across all year groups. This is being delivered through the Compass for Life programme, which will help to prepare students for life in modern day Britain. Students will work through the compass cardinals: North cardinal (super north star) raising aspirations and allowing students to explore different study options and careers available to them, South cardinal (strategist) developing a range of skills to use in different contexts to enable them to identify milestones and set SMART targets to help them get there, East cardinal (ethos) focusing on values based education to also cover acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and the West cardinal (warrior spirit) covering all aspects of confidence to take action, resilience and wellbeing. The aim of this programme of study is to help develop students as confident and self-assured learners, who will be able to make informed choices about their futures, recognising and celebrating their personal achievements along the way.

RE will be covered intrinsically within the programme with different year groups covering different religions to provide opportunities to explore and improve understanding of different faiths and cultural diversity.

Year 7

Year 7 students will start working through the Compass for Life programme. This programme encompasses the four cardinals of the compass guiding students through identifying their super north star (aspirations), helping them to become strategic, equipping them with the foundation level behaviours and attitudes necessary for success.

Year 7 students will cover lessons on Christianity.

 

Autumn Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

September –October 

North Star

Maps and workbooks

Additional research

November – December 

Strategist

Maps and workbooks

Additional research

Spring Term

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

January –February 

Ethos

Maps and workbooks

Additional research

March – April 

RE - Christianity

Work produced

Additional research

Summer Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

April-May 

Warrior

Maps and workbooks

Additional research

June-July 

Cultural compass and reflection

Presentations

Preparation of presentation

Year 8

Year 8 students will continue to explore their Compass for Life and develop their skill sets (add to their backpacks). They will reflect on their personal maps and continue to add to these to reflect their aspirations and values. This year will build upon the foundation developed in year 7 and also give the students to explore key issues around keep safe work.

Year 8 students will cover lessons on Hinduism.

Autumn Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

September –October 

North Star

Maps and classwork

Additional research

November – December 

Strategist (enterprise focus)

Classwork

Additional research

Spring Term

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

January –February 

Warrior (Self-esteem and healthy lifestyles)

Classwork

Additional research

March – April 

RE – Hinduism project

Classwork

Additional research

Summer Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

April-May 

Ethos (Identity, characteristics and diversity)

Classwork

Additional research

June-July 

Keep safe work (focus on alcohol)

Classwork

Additional research.

 

Year 9

Year 9 students will continue to develop their Compass for Life. They will be working in more depth to increase their understanding the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We are actively preparing the students to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Year 9 students will cover lessons on Islam.

Autumn Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

September –October 

North Star

Maps, classwork and presentations following Take your Child to Work activity

Additional research

November – December 

Ethos – focus on antibullying week theme for the year.  Introduction to keep safe work around drugs.

Classwork

Additional research

Spring Term

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

January –February 

Strategist – looking at milestones and use of career pilot

  • Solving problems
  • Making decisions
  • Wheel of life
  • Options

Classwork 

Additional research – use of career pilot 

Parent zone available on this site for additional support.

March – April 

RE – Islam project

Classwork

Additional research

Summer Term 

Topic 

Assessment 

Home Learning 

April-May 

  • Warrior
  • Actions and consequences
  • Having the courage
  • Body language and communication
  • Respect each other
  • Gender equality

Classwork

Additional research

June-July 

  • Relationships focus
  • What makes us individuals
  • Consent
  • Respect in relationships
  • Positive and negative relationship traits
  • Conflict resolution

Classwork

Additional research

Assessment

Assessment will be on-going in the development of student skills. At the start of year 7 students have completed a baseline survey. This survey will then be used again as a tool to monitor development of skills. Evidence will be present in their work books and through the development of their personal maps. Students will also be surveyed on their Super North Star and this will be recorded and regularly reflected upon.

Equipment

Students have been provided with a Compass for Life workbook in year 7 – this will accompany them on their learning journey. Teachers will provide a programme of lessons which will run alongside these books which will provide evidence of their learning. In years 8 & 9 work will be completed in books. If this workbook is lost then it will be the responsibility of the student to pay for a replacement. Students must also be equipped with basic materials, a pen, a pencil, rubber and a ruler.

Extra-Curricular Activities

During the school year students will take part in a number of drop-down days. These days are specifically linked to the compass cardinals. All students will be given the opportunity to attend a careers fair to help them to have meaningful experiences with employers. Drop down days will enable students to demonstrate the skills they have been learning to embed these fully.

Suggested Extension Activities

It is really important that students have opportunities to experience work places and future educational establishments therefore by taking your son or daughter to open days and evenings can really help them with making onward decisions. In school we also host events such as the Options Evening and Futures Evening to provide additional information that will help to inform student’s onward choices. As an 11-16 school we provide all of our students with impartial advice and guidance about next steps, post 16, and work collaboratively with all local providers to ensure

Key Stage Four

Students will continue to undertake learning to help to prepare them for life in modern day Britain whilst also allowing them to further explore their cultural development. All skills learnt in PSHRE are highly transferrable to all aspects of the curriculum and will allow students to be successful in their learning.

Year 10

Autumn Term 

Topic 

September – November

North star lessons

  • Dream Job
  • Use of career pilot – researching potential pathways
  • CV writing
  • Review of Super North Star

November - December

Strategy lessons

  • Money Matters
  • Financial skils
  • Financial skills
  • Enterprise
  • Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Human Rights
  • Prejudice and stereotypes
  • Discrimination

Spring Term

Topic 

January –February

Ethos lessons

  • Disrespect Nobody
  • Sexting
  • Child exploitation
  • Domestic violence

February - April

RE 

  • How is religion like a compass to society?
  • Exploring case studies
  • Does religion have a positive impact on society?
  • Interfaith

Summer Term 

Topic 

April-June

Warrior

  • Mindfulness
  • Outstanding is a habit not an act
  • Our future selves
  • Next steps
  • Review of progress

June - July

Drugs awareness education

  • Use of Wiltshire Healthy Schools resources to ensure relevant content is delivered.

 

Year 11

Autumn Term 

Topic 

September – November

  • Overview assembly – expectations
  • Exploring personal strengths
  • CV skills
  • CV skills – computer room
  • Strategies for improving skills/Recognising and building personal skills
  • Goal setting, negotiating and persuading
  • Reflection of Super North Star 
  • Personal data analysis

November - December

  • Journey to your career
  • Money skills lesson 1
  • Money skills lesson 2 (money skills lesson 3 can be used as extension)
  • Teaching internet/email skills
  • Solving problems and spotting opportunities
  • Interview skills (flipped homework opportunity/extension task virtual interview)
  • Budgeting money game.

Spring Term

Topic 

January –February

  • Personal data analysis (reflection on Mock data)
  • Social action toolkit
  • Identifying workplace behaviours and values
  • Understanding behaviours for work
  • Effective use of social media

February - April

RE

  • Debating rules
  • Discuss and debate stimulus materials
  • Persuasive writing techniques

Summer Term 

Topic 

April-July

  • Self confidence (film – how to show confident body language)
  • Building confidence and resilience (film – Be more confident with Jameela Jamil)
  • The importance of challenge
  • Making the most of virtual work experience
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Survival (film – Getting the most out of independent living)

 

Assessment

Assessment will be on-going through the development of student skills. This will not only be evident in the work produced in their PSHRE lessons but their application of these skills in all aspects of their learning.

Home Learning:

 

Useful resources

Websites:

Compass for Life http://compassforlife.co.uk

 

 

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