PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship Aims

The PSHE curriculum aims to respond to the needs of our students and community ensuring that each student is able to unlock their true potential. The Citizenship curriculum aims to equip our students to be active participants in our society. The curriculum incorporates the new RSE Curriculum (Relationships and Sex Education) and works alongside topics already covered in subjects like RE, Science and PE. British Values and Gospel Values are also at the core of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum to ensure that students have every opportunity to ‘know themselves’ and to further develop respect for others. We also work very closely to support the Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) sessions and content.

PSHE and Citizenship Staff

PSHE and Citizenship are co-ordinated by Miss G. Fish at KS3, Mrs L. Rhodes at KS4 and Mrs S. Jepson at KS5. All Emmaus tutors are involved in the teaching of PSHE and Citizenship.

PSHE and Citizenship News

As part of the new PSHE and Citizenship curriculum we are excited to offer the opportunity for engaging speakers and enrichment opportunities. For the topic of remembrance, Year 9 will visit the National Memorial Arboretum and a speaker from the Holocaust Educational Trust delivers a poignant talk to Year 10 students. Further to this, we have visitors across the years to speak to students about road safety, knife crime, drugs, and health and wellbeing. For further information about recent PSHE and Citizenship sessions, see the college newsletter.

PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum Overview

The PSHE and Citizenship curriculum covers all aspects of the National Curriculum guidance including RSE and British Values. 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. Every student from years 7-11 has an exercise book for PSHE and Citizenship which will follow their journey through the school. This book will include an outline of all topics, all activities undertaken during sessions, and will signpost charities and organisations from which students can receive support and guidance.

For further information on the topics covered, please use the links below:

KS3 – Years 7 and 8

KS4 – Years 9, 10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13

Assessment Framework

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