The personal, social and health (PSHE) curriculum aims to extend skills, knowledge and attitudes for whole life learning, teaching pupils to develop independent thinking skills and build on resilience in order to maximise well-being. PSHE helps young people embrace change, feel positive about who they are and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. Pupils will be able to recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities. Over the course of Key stage 3 pupils will consider work-related learning, enterprise and financial capability. The subject aims to help students see the relevance of what they learn in school to their future lives. The curriculum covers sex and relationship education (SRE), Wirral's local offer on religious education and citizenship. The RE curriculum is bound up with learning about the world, and does not focus on any particular religion. If a parent wishes to withdraw their child from aspects of PSHE that include RE, please contact the school directly.
Pupils are delivered SRE within PSHE and Science. If parents would like a copy of topics covered in each year group, please contact the school directly. The SRE curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current pupils and may change from year to year. Topics looked at include puberty, conception, contraception, female genital mutilation, sexually transmitted infections, building loving relationships and domestic violence.
The elements of citizenship within the curriculum allows pupils to investigate current issues. It helps pupils to understand their impact on the world; it explores how laws are made, their place within the economy, how pressure groups work, and how we all relate to the rest of the world. Pupils will be taught skills to understand the media and how it influences public opinion. There is also a focus on communities, how people all live together, and our similarities and differences. The aim is to help pupils to understand and play a part in the world locally, nationally and internationally with a focus on fundamental British values including radicalisation.
PSHE Whole School Outline:
This shows what we aim to cover each term in PSHE sessions.
Citizenship Whole School Outline:
This is what we aim to cover as part of the PHSCE programme at EMA.