PSHE and Citizenship

KS4 – Years 9, 10 and 11

Year 9 Curriculum

3rd September 2019 – New Beginnings

Students will be given essential information about the year, including important dates and times, and a reminder of the school rules. They will reflect on what went well last year and how they will develop this year. Students will then explore the idea of harmful stereotypes, building upon the importance of respect.

10th October 2019 – The Law and Staying Safe

This session will focus on drugs and substance misuse. This will educate students on the consequences of drug use and the laws surrounding drugs.

8th November 2019 – Remembrance, Memories and Respect

Year nine will get the opportunity to visit the National Memorial Arboretum. This will be a reflective day where students can pay respect to those who have lost their lives during various conflicts.

7th January 2020 – Personal Finances and Careers

Students will look at different types of finance and the difficulties associated with being in debt. This will involve discussing gambling.

11th February 2020 – E-safety

This will develop on previous sessions on E-safety and Healthy relationships. This involves talking about the law in terms of indecent images and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

5th March 2020 – Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience

Year nine will develop on the idea of resilience to look at how to cope with loss and bereavement. Resources and guidance has been provided by the Dove service, a charity which specialises with helping young people to cope with loss.

2nd April 2020 – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Students will look at how their bodies are changing as they age and how to cope emotionally with this. This session will build upon students’ current knowledge of sexual health and will be taught within the Catholic ethos of the school.

22nd May 2020 – Healthy Relationships

This will build upon previous sessions on healthy relationships to support students in maintaining healthy relationships. This will enable students to develop conflict resolution skills and to talk about how they feel.

2nd July 2020 – Safety Day

The session will build upon the basic first aid knowledge students acquired in year 8. This will cover using defibrillators and problem solving in emergency situations.

 

Year 10 Curriculum

3rd September 2019 – New Beginnings

Students will be given essential information about the year, including important dates and times, and a reminder of the school rules. They will reflect on what went well last year and how they will develop this year. Students will then look at the idea of legal rights and equality, with particular emphasis placed on tolerance and disabilities.

10th October 2019 – The Law and Staying Safe

This session will focus on drugs and alcohol, building upon the session from last year. This will include risky behaviours associated with drugs and alcohol.

8th November 2019 – Remembrance, Memories and Respect

Year ten will use their experience from the arboretum last year to look at the multicultural side of war, exploring the idea of tolerance and respect. There will also be a guest speaker from the Holocaust Educational Trust.

7th January 2020 – Personal Finances and Careers

Students will look at career aspirations and jobs. This will include looking at wages, mortgages and budgeting.

11th February 2020 – E-safety

This will develop on the knowledge of indecent images from previous years to include pornography. Students will explore the impact of viewing harmful content online and this will be taught through the Catholic ethos of the school.

5th March 2020 – Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience

Year ten will look at various common mental health problems and the session will focus upon stopping the stigma of mental health. This will provide students with information of where to get further support.

2nd April 2020 – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Students will look at sexual health within the Catholic ethos of the school. This will include consent, sexual harassment, managing sexual pressure, and where to get advice for sexual and/or reproductive health.

22nd May 2020 – Healthy Relationships

This will build upon students’ previous knowledge of coercive relationships to look at forced marriages and honour-based violence. This will include teaching students about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

2nd July 2020 – Safety Day

The session will include a road safety talk from a Staffordshire County Council Road Safety Education Officer. Students will build upon knowledge from previous years to further understand how to stay safe in the community.

 

Year 11 Curriculum

3rd September 2019 – New Beginnings

Students will be given essential information about the year, including important dates and times, and a reminder of the school rules. They will reflect on what went well last year and how they will develop this year. Students will then explore the idea of extremism and radicalisation, building upon the idea of respect and tolerance from previous years.

10th October 2019 – The Law and Staying Safe

This session will focus on sex trafficking. It will build upon previous knowledge of staying safe online and the idea of consent.

8th November 2019 – Remembrance, Memories and Respect

Year eleven will bring together all of their previous knowledge of wars to explore decision making skills and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.

7th January 2020 – Personal Finances and Careers

Students will celebrate their success at Painsley by creating their progress files. This session will also include looking at CVs and job applications.

11th February 2020 – Safety

This session will include a presentation called the Fatal Four which will develop students’ knowledge of staying safe in cars.

5th March 2020 – Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience

Year eleven will look at well-being and managing stress, with particular emphasis placed on coping with exam stress. Students will then look at revision skills and create a revision timetable.

2nd April 2020 – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Students will look at the importance of self-examination, particularly in regards to checking for signs of breast and testicular cancer. This will involve guest speakers from cancer charities.