PSHE & Wellbeing

PSHE Website information

Head of Department: Mx Bowler

At AGFS PSHE allows students to prepare themselves for the experiences they will face throughout their lives. Once a week students will have a current affairs session with their tutors in which they will have the opportunity to explore and discuss a topical issue. Furthermore through weekly wellbeing sessions students explore the PSHE curriculum through creative tasks and structured discussion. PSHE also feeds throughout the wider curriculum in every session that students enter. This is consolidated in assemblies, enrichment, extra-curricular activities and drop down days.

“PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.” PSHE ASSOCIATION

Key Stage 3 curriculum

Through KS3 students will be equipped to deal with the challenges of transition and moving into middle school, as well as supportive to develop resilience to the changes that will be occurring within them and around them.

Key stage 4 curriculum

In their journey through secondary education moving forward into further education and careers. PSHE equips students with the skills they need to tackle the challenges they face as young people, ask questions about the world around them and better understand their place in it.

Feedback

Tutors use a range of assessment for learning activities to give students formative feedback each PSHE session. These include: use of student show me whiteboards, clicking and waving, thumbs up and down, red amber and green cards, opinion lines, multiple choice questions, open questions, cold call questioning, student debates, targeted questioning, pause pose pounce bounce questioning, student reflection, think-pair-share discussion, group answers, self-evaluation, partnered discussion, post it note summary, one sentence summary, exit tickets, self and peer assessment, student sharing work and class verbal feedback.

Students will receive formative feedback in PSHE.  Students complete each fortnightly written task. As Current Affairs is an oracy based curriculum so not written work is expected.

Ambition and careers

PSHE prepares student for further education, outlining the choices and options at different stages.IT supports student to develop decision  making and evaluation skills and opens them up to all possible routes in their future. Careers linked to PSHE; journalist, health worker, teacher, doctor, lawyer, police officer, firefighter.

Enrichment and Drop Down Days

Throughout the year students will experience a range of DDDs under PSHE to allow them to further their understanding in that area and deepen their knowledge in a setting outside of the classroom.

DDD Year Group DDD  focus
1 7 Teambuilding: developing fellowship with a range of other students in a range of settings
1 10 SRE: students developed their understanding of consent, healthy relationship, contraception, puberty and periods
2 7 Teambuilding: developing fellowship  and critical thinking through a range of different puzzles
2 8 SRE: students develop their understanding of puberty and the changes the body goes through, of healthy relationships, puberty and periods.
3 9 Identity: Who am I. Working as a year group to develop a greater understanding of personal and collective identity and positive interactions
4 7 SRE:  Puberty and the changes that the body goes through, periods, healthy relationships and consent.
5 9 SRE: students develop their understanding of puberty and the changes the body goes through, of healthy relationships, puberty and periods.
6 9 Community religious day: understanding the local community and the role of different religions within it. Through local places of worship and religious artefacts.
7 10 Community religious day: understanding the local community and the role of different religions within it. Through local places of worship and religious artefacts.