PERSONAL, SOCIAL &, HEALTH EDUCATION
Students will be expected to develop the following knowledge, skills and understanding:
- Critical reflection
- Reflect critically on their own and others’ values and change their behaviour accordingly.
- Reflect on their own and others’ strengths and achievements, give and receive constructive praise and criticism, and learn from success and failure.
- Identify and use strategies for setting and meeting personal targets and challenges in order to increase motivation, reflect on their effectiveness and implement and monitor strategies for achieving goals.
- Reflect on feelings and identify positive ways of understanding, managing and expressing strong emotions and challenging behaviour, acting positively on them.
- Develop self-awareness by reflecting critically on their behaviour and its impact on others.
- Decision-making and managing risk
- Use knowledge and understanding to make informed choices about safety, health and wellbeing, evaluating personal choices and making changes if necessary.
- Find and evaluate information, advice and support from a variety of sources and be able to support others in doing so.
- Assess and manage risk in personal choices and situations, minimise harm in risky situations and demonstrate how to help others do so.
- Use strategies for resisting unhelpful peer influence and pressure, assessing when to use them and when and how to get help.
- Identify how managing feelings and emotions effectively supports decision-making and risk management.
- Developing relationships and working with others
- Use social skills to build and maintain a range of positive relationships, reflect upon what makes these successful and apply this to new situations.
- Use the social skill of negotiation within relationships, recognising their rights and responsibilities and that their actions have consequences.
- Work individually, together and in teams for specific purposes, making use of the social skills of communication, negotiation, assertiveness and collaboration.
- Demonstrate respect for and acceptance of the differences between people, and challenge offensive behaviour, prejudice and discrimination assertively and safely.
- Explore feelings and emotions related to changing relationships and develop skills to cope with loss and bereavement.
Programme of Study
Students will undertake the following themes:
- Personal Goals and Aspirations
- Personal Safety
- Making a Difference
- Health& well-being
- Living in the wider world
Sexual health workshops are run by our Enfield community nurse Angela from SHOUT 4YP (once a month) Enfield Youth
Methods of Assessment
Pupils are involved in self and peer assessment through questioning their own beliefs and attitudes and in self-evaluation by reflecting on their performance and approaches to work. Pupils complete regular reviews of their performance and an end of year summary of their achievements, skills and experiences.
Students also follow AQA QCF Award and Certification in PSHE from Entry 2 to Level 2 Certification. Students pick a range of topics to study such as Personal Action Planning, Drugs Education, Personal Relationships, Careers, Diversity, Prejudice and Discrimination, Healthy Lifestyles, Applying for Jobs and Courses, Relationships, Behaviour and practices in the workplace, Emotional well-being, Personal Safety and Personal Finance.