Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work.
From September 2019 the Government wanted to see a PSHE programme timetabled into each schools curriculum; this become law from September 2020 and now forms part of any external judgement of the schools performance.
Skills for Life (PSHE) is taught across the curriculum here at Marshland High School and will be taught through subjects in both KS3 and KS4.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 and 8 they have one lesson a fortnight and in Year 9 students spend half the year studying skills for life , the rest of the year is spent studying Culture and Beliefs. A programme outline for each year group can be found below:
In Year 7 pupils find out about themselves as individuals, including how to keep themselves healthy and how to be a good member of their community.
In Year 8 pupils look at themselves as part of a bigger community, including focusing on different features of Britain and the World.
In Year 9 pupils look at some of the risks facing them, including smoking, alcohol, drugs and relationships.
Key Stage 4
In Year 10 and 11 skills for life is taught through curriculum sessions and a series of sessions taken by outside agencies. A programme outline for each year group can be found below:
In Year 10 students will look at and focus on different aspects of life in Britain, Health and Safety and Birth Life and Death, exploring the KS4 PSHE themes.
In Year 11 students will look at the next steps beyond Marshland High School and focus mainly on careers.
The full Skills for Life programme for both KS3 and KS4 can be viewed below:
Some lessons are led by outside organisations, where appropriate.