Our PSHE curriculum challenges pupils to become creative, successful and happy individuals. By focusing on three key strands:
- Core Theme 1: Health and wellbeing
- Core Theme 2: Relationships
- Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world: economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work
We aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge they will need to face current and topical issues and that will allow them to respond with resilience to future change and challenge in their personal lives and the wider world. Pupils throughout the school have one hour of PSHE per week, this happens as a whole school in order to enhance the importance of PSHE in the curriculum. It is delivered through the pastoral curriculum and is also supplemented through discrete delivery across the academic curriculum.
Extended Curriculum Provision
In addition to the dedicated PSHE lessons, Preston Manor works with a dedicated team of outside providers who deliver additional workshops on a range of topics relating to the core themes. An additional programme of Personal Wellbeing drop down days happen throughout the year.
Amy Winehouse Foundation, FORWARD (FGM Awareness), Alter Egos- Child Exploitation, Making the Leap, ADDACTION, Mosaic, Devastating After Effects (Anti Violence Programme), Street Style Theatre, My Bank, Body and Soul.
An additional programme of Personal Wellbeing drop down days happen throughout the year targeting specific areas such as self-esteem, drug and alcohol awareness, SRE, bereavement, Personal finance and careers.
Year 8 – Personal Finance Day
Year 10 – Personal Wellbeing Day
Year 11 – Personal Wellbeing Day
Citizenship Lead Learners
All tutor groups in Years 7-11 take part in a 15 minute citizenship registration activity each week. The activities are led by two trained Lead Learners and focus on topics surrounding the core themes of the PSHE curriculum and Citizenship curriculum. Lead Learners have additional responsibilities which involve developing community projects and awareness in the school. For example, AIDs Awareness Day, Remembrance Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, LGBT month, Black History month, Refugee Week.
Please find copies of our PSHE and Citizenship policies below: