The PSHE and RSHE curriculum has been designed to be age appropriate and follows guidance from the Department for education and PSHE association. It aligns with statutory guidance. Our Relationships curriculum uses materials from Life Lessons.

Health and Wellbeing Relationships (RSE) Living in the Wider World
What do we mean by a healthy lifestyle? Health introduction.

How can I keep healthy? Food groups, diet and nutrition.

Eating responsibly – Food labels and health hazards.

Healthy Living – exercise and keeping active.

Not eating healthily - what are the consequences?

What’s the big deal about energy drinks?

The dangers of cigarettes and passive smoking.

Puberty – what happens, when and why.

Periods – what happens, when and why.

FGM – what is this and why is it so dangerous?

Introduction to mental health issues – depression focus.

What are drugs? Why are they dangerous? (class A, B and C)

How can we manage our anger?
Keeping good friendships and avoiding toxic ones.

Family relationships – the different types and why we don’t always get along.

Love and relationships – falling in love and dealing with new feelings.

Developing sexual awareness.

Bullying or banter? Why do people bully others and how can we help stop this?

What is cyberbullying? Why do people bully online?

How do we keep safe and positive relationships (on and off-line)?

Evaluating influence.

What is a community?

Extremism – why does radicalisation happen and how does it challenge our values?
Being an aspirational student.

The importance of self esteem.

How can we budget our money?

How can I create a personal budgeting plan?

What are savings, loans and interest?

What are the different types of financial transactions?

What are the different types of financial products?

How can we shop ethically?

What are wants and needs and why do we need to know the difference?

How can we enjoy social media but keep our accounts safe and private?

What is stereotyping and prejudice? Racism focus.

How can we be resilient and face challenges?
Health and Wellbeing Relationships (RSE) Living in the Wider World
Personal development and target setting – how can I improve my skills and behaviour?

How can self-confidence boost our achievement?

How can I manage my behaviour to achieve targets and goals?

Why do teenage parents have it so tough? How we can avoid teenage pregnancy.

Stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice. Disability focus.

How can we look after ourselves and others in an emergency? Personal safety and first aid.

What is vaping and is this as bad as smoking?

What is mindfulness? How can this aid positive mental health?

Emotional literacy – why is self-awareness in our actions towards others so important?

Cancer Awareness
Introduction to Relationships

Maintaining healthy family relationships

Healthy friendships

Romantic relationships

Physical intimacy

Introduction to contraception

How do we keep good sexual health and avoid STIs?

What is consent and why is it important we know about it?

Unhealthy relationships, boundaries and consent

What is sexting and why is it so risky to send personal images?

Relationships and intimacy online

Media influence
Internet Safety – what is online grooming and why must we be so careful?

How can we care for our environment and why is it changing?

Careers + development focus - how can we develop our communication skills?

Careers + development focus - how can we develop our teamwork skills?

How can we become entrepreneurs?

LGBT+ focus: Homophobia

Finance – what is income and expenditure?

Finance – budgeting and saving personal finances.

Careers + Finance - What are national insurance and income tax? Reading payslips.

How is the media prejudiced towards teenagers and what impact could this have?

How are Disabled People Portrayed in the Media?
Health and Wellbeing Relationships (RSE) Living in the Wider World
Why do we need to keep to rules in order to succeed?

How can we foster a Growth Mindset to succeed and achieve?

How can I develop interpersonal skills to help me succeed?

How can we manage the stress of school and exams?

Why do people take illegal drugs and what does the law say about drug use?

Why do people become selfie obsessed and what consequences can this have?

What are the short and long-term consequences of excess alcohol drinking?

What is self-harm and why do people do this?

Why can’t some people access education?

How are we protected from prejudice and discrimination?

Mental health – how can I deal with and manage anxiety?

Acid attacks – why are these on the increase and what can we do if we witness one?

Responsible health choices – blood donation, stem cells, vaccination.
Who are the LGBTQ+ community and what would they like us to know?

Forms of discrimination and allyship

Developing sexuality and readiness for sex


Sexual health and STIs

Contraceptive methods

Sexual violence and harassment

Peer pressure, exploitation and knife crime

CSE – how are children and young people lured into dangerous relationships

and what do these look like?

What is peer-pressure – why is it so powerful and how can we overcome this?
How does knife crime impact our communities, why do teens get involved and what are the consequences?

How does the law deal with young offenders?

How can we be self-disciplined to achieve our aims at school and in the wider world?

Employability Skills – preparing for and applying to the world of work and careers.

What other skills do we need to develop for the work environment?

What does it mean to be ‘enterprising’ and what is an ‘enterprising personality?’

What is sustainability and why is this essential to our environment?

Navigating accounts, savings loans and financial institutions.

What rights do we have as shoppers and consumers?

How can I stay financially savvy and avoid debt?

What can we learn from successful business people and entrepreneurs?

Should we send aid to foreign countries – is aid the answer?

How can extreme views lead to human rights abuses and atrocities?

Human trafficking and modern slavery – how are these still happening?

How do charities like UNICEF help across the world?
Health and Wellbeing Relationships (RSE) Living in the Wider World
How can we manage our time effectively to help us succeed?

Can tattoos and piercings be dangerous?

Why do some people commit suicide?

How can we manage grief and bereavement?

How can we manage social anxiety?

Why do some people become homeless and why is homelessness on the increase?

What are hate crimes and why do these still happen?

What is binge drinking, what are the risks and why do people still do it?

Study Skills – the power of mind and memory.

Social Media and Self-Esteem

Internet Safety – the dangers of excessive screen time.

How can we take steps to live more sustainably? (carbon footprint)
Making decisions to have sex

Communication and vulnerability in relationships

Revenge Porn – what is this and how can we prevent ourselves from being victims?

Why do some people have same sex relationships and what is it like to be in one?

Why is it important we learn about Sex, Gender and Trans identity?

Why do sexism, gender prejudice and stereotypes still exist?

What are forced and arranged marriages and what do we need to know?

Abusive relationships

Family relationships and value conflicts

Parenting, the different types and styles and looking after a child.

Becoming a parent


Marriage and civil partnerships
What is Fake News and why do we need critical thinking skills?

What is anti-social behaviour and how does this affect communities?

What rights and responsibilities do we have in the workplace?

What is money laundering and why are some students taken in by this crime?

What are employers looking for in CVs?

British Values – how does the criminal justice system work?

What is overt and covert racism and why are people still prejudiced?

Why do some religious people become terrorists?

Why pursue a career in the STEM industries?

How do we choose a career that suits our personality, ambition and qualifications?

Crime, gangs and County Lines

Why do we still need an International Women’s Day?
Health and Wellbeing Relationships (RSE) Living in the Wider World
Why is PSHE so important?

Risk Taking.

Gambling and Online Gaming.

Perseverance and Procrastination.

Privilege; how does this affect us all?

Why do we need sleep and how does sleep deprivation affect us?

Why is our digital footprint important?

How can we celebrate diversity and our identities?

What is body positivity and why is this controversial?

Personal Safety in the Wider World.

Fertility and reproductive health issues.

First Aid - CPR
What is ‘Good Sex’?

Developing sexuality and readiness for sex

Why is it essential we know about consent, rape and sexual abuse?

Privacy and consent

How can we manage break ups amicably and get over a broken heart?

Relationship types and sexuality.

Gender norms

Gender identities

Appreciating diversity

Gender stereotypes and relationships

Sexual health and STIs

Parenthood and fertility- choices in parenthood,

pregnancy and birth

Parenthood and fertility- routes to parenthood, infertility and miscarriages.
GCSE Revision and Study Skills.

Applying to College and University.

Independent Living.

Internet Safety – the Dark Web.

How is plastic pollution destroying our environment?

How can we protect animal rights and aid sustainability?

How can trade unions protect our rights at work?

What is cyber crime?

How can we successfully prepare for a job interview?

Globalisation – how does this affect us?

What is multiculturalism?

What is right-wing extremism?

Why is Health and Safety at work so important?

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