The Grey Coat Hospital

Church of England Comprehensive School for Girls

PSHCE

PSHCE

At The Grey Coat Hospital we take a whole school approach to Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). This reflects the needs of the pupils, the Christian ethos of the school and the broad aims of the National Curriculum and the forthcoming statutory guidance for Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education, which will be in place for September 2020.

Whole school approach

Provision for PSHCE at The Grey Coat Hospital comes from a variety of identifiable sources. There is a whole school approach to PSHCE, which means that key themes and values permeate what we do every day.

PSHCE lessons

Y7-8 have one PSHCE lesson a week; Y9 have one PSHCE lesson a fortnight and Y10 and Y11 have one form time each week allocated to teaching PSHCE content.. These lessons are taught by form tutors and coordinated by the Lead Pastoral Practitioner and each year group’s Head of Year.

Pastoral programme

Through registration, monitoring, mentoring and target setting PSHCE development is promoted. Form Tutors and Heads of Year have an important role to play in supporting students’ personal, emotional and social well-being and developing their knowledge of the PSHCE curriculum outside of lesson time.

Assemblies

These are delivered by all members of staff during the year and promote PSHCE themes and the Christian ethos of the school. Each year group has a year assembly and there are two Key Stage assemblies each week.

National Curriculum lessons

Within subjects and departments many aspects of PSHCE are delivered. For example, many aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education content is covered within Science and Religious Studies lessons. Citizenship topics are taught in the History curriculum and ICT lessons cover content on online behaviour and internet safety.

Extra-curricular activities

Through a growing range of clubs and wider opportunities, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, School Council and debating pupils have the chance to develop personally and socially. There are also a wide variety of extra-curricular acticities that support students’ physical and emotional health, thus supporting the PSHCE curriculum.

Wider community

Our links with the immediate and global community enable students to reflect on their place in the world. We have also established a number of links with external PSHCE providers, who we invite into school to support the teaching and learning of various topics.

Theme Day

The whole school comes together to reflect on our values through the annual theme. This supports the PSHCE curriculum by building on students’ knowledge of a range of topics.

Overview of Year 7 PSHCE Programme:

Topic

1st half term

Settling In

2nd half term

Healthy Living

3rd half term

Citizenship – “Charities” Unit

4th half term

Citizenship – “Charities” Unit

5th half term

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

6th half term

Personal Identity and Economic Wellbeing

The Year 7 PSHCE Programme has also been supported and enhanced by sessions from the following external agencies:

-         School Nurses – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         Theatre in Education – Road Safety

-         S.A.M.E Academy – Road Safety

-         Kooth – online counselling

 

Overview of Year 8 PSHCE Programme:

Topic

1st half term

Healthy Me

2nd half term

Drugs and Alcohol Education

3rd half term

Relationships and Sex Education

4th half term

Dove Self Esteem Project

5th half term

St. John’s Ambulance - Basic First Aid

6th half term

Citizenship – Women’s Suffrage and Gender Equality

The Year 8 PSHCE Programme has also been supported and enhanced by sessions from the following external agencies:

-         School Nurses – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         All of Us – Supporting PSHCE lessons on cultural and religious intolerance

-         Sexpression – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         S.A.M.E Academy – Road Safety

-         Kooth – online counselling

-         Diversity Role Models

-         Samaritans

-         Women and Girls’ Network

 

Overview of Year 9 PSHCE Programme:

Topic

1st half term

Drugs and Alcohol Education

2nd half term

Relationships and Sex Education

3rd half term

Careers Information and Guidance – The Real Game

4th half term

Careers Information and Guidance – Fast Tomato

5th half term

Citizenship – Barclay’s Life Skills

6th half term

Citizenship – Barclay’s Life Skills

The Year 9 PSHCE Programme has also been supported and enhanced by sessions from the following external agencies:

-         School Nurses – Supporting PSHE lessons on RSE

-         S.A.M.E Academy – Road Safety

-         Kooth – online counselling

-         Women and Girls’ Network

 

Overview of Year 10 PSHCE Programme:

Topic

1st half term

Drugs and Alcohol Education

2nd half term

Drugs and Alcohol Education

3rd half term

Relationships and Sex Education

4th half term

Relationships and Sex Education

5th half term

Careers Information and Guidance – Fast Tomato

6th half term

Careers Information and Guidance – Work Experience Preparation

The Year 10 PSHCE Programme has also been supported and enhanced by sessions from the following external agencies:

-         School Nurses – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         Kooth – online counselling

-         Diversity Role Models

-         Women and Girls’ Network – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation – supporting PSHCE lessons on Drugs and Alcohol

-         CTRL – Z – supporting PSHCE lessons on Drugs and Alcohol

 

Overview of Year 11 PSHCE Programme:

Topic

1st half term

Drugs and Alcohol Education

2nd half term

Drugs and Alcohol Education

3rd half term

Relationships and Sex Education

4th half term

Relationships and Sex Education

5th half term

Citizenship – Barclay’s Life Skills

6th half term

Students on Study Leave for GCSE examinations

The Year 11 PSHCE Programme has also been supported and enhanced by sessions from the following external agencies:

-         School Nurses – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         Kooth – online counselling

-         Women and Girls’ Network – Supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE

-         The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation – supporting PSHCE lessons on Drugs and Alcohol

-         CTRL – Z – supporting PSHCE lessons on Drugs and Alcohol

-         SASH – supporting PSHCE lessons on RSE