PSHE Education

Head of subject: Mrs L Hennessy


Hello, I am Mrs Hennessy and I lead the academy’s PSHE provision.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all students’ education. At the academy we deliver PSHE through tutor time and 3 drop down days across the academic year. We believe our tutors provide support for our students to develop in a safe, trusting and engaging environment where relationships have already been formed.

Designing our PSHE curriculum to suit the changing needs of our students, lies at the center of our PSHE provision. We deliver a holistic curriculum for all our students to progress.

The Academy builds on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum.

Statutory content:

  • Drug education
  • Financial education
  • Sex and relationship education (SRE)
  • Importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle

We also tackle current issues surrounding the changing world and local communities, these include:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Internet safety
  • Rule of law and changing legislation
  • Democracy within the UK

Over the academic year we have a range of specialist that deliver to our students through assemblies and focus afternoons. Specialists include:

  • Community police – Raising awareness of bullying, dangers of events (Halloween, bonfire night), internet safety
  • Community nurses – Deliver elements of the sex and relationships unit (SRE) and offer drop in sessions for students to ask for advice and support
  • Academy Safeguarding Officer – Raising awareness of sexual exploitation, domestic violence and mental health.

Parental support

Throughout the academic year the Academy will be inviting parents and carers to attend breakfast mornings, this aims to provide support for parents and carers within a range of situations. We will also signpost any useful organisations that can further assist the Academy support systems.

Topics & Learning Outcomes

PSHE Course Overview

Topic Day 1: 17th October Focus: Personal Safety

  • First Aid (British Red Cross)
  • County Lines / Drugs (Trudi Brittle, PCO)
  • Knife Crime (West Mid Police, Rob)
  • Fire Safety (West Mid Fire Services)
  • Mental Health (LCE)

For further information contact

Mrs L Hennessy