PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship Department Aims The PSHE curriculum aims to respond to the needs of our students ensuring they have every opportunity to ‘know themselves’. The Citizenship curriculum aims to equip our students to be active participants in our society.

PSHE and Citizenship Staff

PSHE and Citizenship are co-ordinated by Mrs R Waugh. The curriculum is planned and developed by heads of Year. All teachers and tutors are involved in the teaching of PSHE and Citizenship at Painsley.

PSHE and Citizenship News

As part of the new pastoral and Citizenship curriculum we are excited to offer the opportunity for  engaging speakers. Year 8 will have the opportunity to participate in the Chelsea’s Choice presentation in November and the college target of raising £50,000 for charity in our 50th year will be fully supported through the Giving Nations and Slave for the day fundraising activities.

PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum Overview

KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

KS4 – Years 10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13

Assessment Framework

How can I help support my child’s learning in PSHE & Citizenship?

How to guides- links to tutorials

Useful Website


Citizenship Foundation


Curriculum overview

The PSHE and Citizenship curriculum covers all aspects of the National Curriculum guidance. The curriculum is mapped across KS3 and KS4 to ensure a coherent and progressive approach to PSHE and Citizenship. The curriculum is supported by department areas, which contribute to the curriculum and by enrichment opportunities which consolidate learning.


There are a vast range of enrichment opportunities as part of the PSHE / Citizenship curriculum.

Year 8 – Chelsea’s choice, SACHIN project and Giving Nations, Decipher Assist.

Year 9 – Operation Christmas Child, National Arboretum Visit.

Year 11 – Crash course.

KS3 – Schemes of Learning and Assessment Criteria

KS4 – Schemes of Learning and Assessment criteria