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PSHE and Careers Overview

Through the formal and semi-formal curriculum, PSHE has a directed teaching time of 1 hour. There is also discreet times of teaching PSHE such as circle time, reflection time, Mental health and wellbeing sessions, playtimes, mealtimes and transitions.

The PSHE curriculum is a continuous spiral that becomes wider at the top with the more skills and knowledge the learner experiences. As they get older, the spiral widens and the skills become broader and more explicit.

PSHE is divided into three core themes across the whole school (within formal and semi-formal curriculums). These are: Living in the Wider World, Relationships and Health and Wellbeing – these are derived from the PSHE association and encompass all of our teaching values and expectations. Mental Health sessions happen daily.

 

Semi-formal curriculum taken from the ‘PSHE planning framework for pupils with SEND’. This has been created for pupils with SEND and still encompasses the statutory requirements for RSE, as in line with the Government statutory guidelines changing as of September 2020.

The Semi – Formal curriculum focuses on providing pupils with ‘sticky skills’ and ‘sticky knowledge’ best preparing them for their life post Vale. We focus on the key skills and knowledge our pupils need to help keep them safe in the community and prepare them for adult life.

Formal curriculum – is derived from the program of study for PSHE education KS1-5. This is aimed at mainstream schools and these areas are appropriate for our formal learners. This encompasses the statutory RSE outcomes for September 2020.

 

The PSHE curriculum will work closely with the computing curriculum to ensure e-safety is consistently covered throughout pupils learning journey to triangulate knowledge and skills providing our pupils with a bank of tools to remain safe in an ever changing

The curriculum also allows for cross – curricular, flexibility, and lends itself to an adaptable curriculum to ensure that topics can be moved to allow for contextualised safeguarding areas to be given main priority.

 

Overview of Careers

The 6th Form and Y9-11 has a strong focus on Careers which is planned for delivered through the Talentino program. The Job Enterprise Database (JED program) is used to look at jobs and careers and informs Work Experience for those students for whom this is appropriate. Other students will either have some work experience within the school itself or as part of a World of Work week. The 6th Form also has access to a college link with Pershore college which all 6th Formers are able to do. To contribute to the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and the

In KS3, Careers is delivered as its own separate entity but also through the PSHE curriculum, in a two-year rolling programme. In PSHE it comes under the umbrella of ‘Work in our Community (Careers and Work). Also, in KS3, Careers is delivered through Work Related Learning under the following headings, again on a 2-year programme:

Work Skills: Interviews

Careers Profile: My Skills

Choices and Transitions

Life After School (World of Work)

Goals for the Future.

 

In KS1 and KS2, Careers will be delivered through role play and free play; employer encounters and PSHE to allow pupils an insight into the community around them goals for the future.

 

Appendix A

 

Semi-formal Curriculum

 

First School
  PSHE (Directed teaching)

 

Mental health & wellbeing sessions

 

PSHE – Child led learning

 

 

KS1 (year 1/2)

 

30 minutes communication

 

15 minutes daily at the start of the day.

 

15 minutes daily at the end of the day to include reflection and a story.

 

Intrinsic to the curriculum

 

Lower KS2: (Year 3/4)

 

1 hour per week/ 2x 30mins

 

15 minutes daily at the start of the day.

 

15 minutes daily at the end of the day to include reflection and a story.

 

Intrinsic to the curriculum

 

Upper KS2 (Year 5/6)

 

1 hour per week

 

15 minutes daily at the start of the day.

 

15 minutes daily at the end of the day to include reflection and a story.

 

 

High School
  PSHE (Directed teaching) Mental health & wellbeing sessions

 

KS3 (Year 7/8)

 

1 hour per week

 

15 minutes daily at the start of the day. Daily check in with pupils.
Year 9, 10, 11 1-2 hours per week

 

15 minutes daily at the start of the day. Daily check in with pupils.

 

 

 

Sixth Form
  PSHE (Directed teaching) Mental health & wellbeing sessions

 

KS5 (Year 12, 13) 1-2 hours per week 15 minutes daily at the start of the day. Daily check in with pupils.

 

 

 

 

Formal Curriculum

 

First School
  PSHE (Directed teaching)

 

Mental health & wellbeing sessions

 

Careers

 

 

UKS2 (Years 5/6) 1 hour per week

 

15 minutes daily (minimum)

 

High School
  PSHE (Directed teaching) Mental health & wellbeing sessions

 

Careers

 

 

KS3 (Years 7/8) 1 hour per week 15 minutes daily at the start of the day. Daily check in with pupils. 1 hour weekly

 

Year 9, 10, 11

 

1-2 hours per week

 

15 minutes daily at the start of the day. Daily check in with pupils. 1 hour a week

 

 

PSHE and Careers Long Term Plan Semi-Formal and Formal

The Vale of Evesham PSHE curriculum follows the guidance and layout, as advised by the PSHE association. Our curriculum stems from three core values: Relationships, Health and wellbeing and Living in the Wider World. A lot of the topics have been adapted to ensure they meet the needs and breadth of ability of our pupils. Mental Health and wellbeing will be taught subtly throughout daily interactions and management by class teams. Giving students the skills to recognize and address mental health and strategies they can use to help them and others, will give them a sound toolkit for their years ahead, going into adulthood. Pupils in KS4 will also access a minimum of 2x mental health & well-being sessions a week, to aid their development and self-help skills.

In red are areas that are non-negotiable they need to be covered – Statutory RSE and contextualised safeguarding

In Purple are links to e-safety.

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-formal Curriculum

First School
  KS1 (year 1/2) Lower KS2: (Year 3/4)
PSHE (Directed teaching) 30 minutes communication 1 hour per week/ 2x 30mins
Mental health & wellbeing sessions 15 minutes daily (minimum) 15 minutes daily (minimum)
PSHE – Child led learning

 

Intrinsic to the curriculum  
   
   

 

Middle School
  Upper KS2 (Year 5/6) KS3 (Year 7/8)
PSHE (Directed teaching) 1 hour per week 1 hour per week
Mental health & wellbeing sessions 15 minutes daily (minimum) 15 minutes daily (minimum)

 

 

Year 9, 10, 11
PSHE (Directed teaching) 1-2 hours per week  
Mental health & wellbeing sessions 15 minutes daily (minimum)  

 

Sixth Form KS5 (Year 12, 13)
PSHE (Directed teaching) 1-2 hours per week  
Mental health & wellbeing sessions 15 minutes daily (minimum)  

 

Formal Curriculum

Upper KS2 and KS3
PSHE (Directed teaching) 1 hour per week
Mental health & wellbeing sessions 15 minutes daily (minimum)
Careers (KS3) 1 hour weekly

 

Year 9, 10, 11
PSHE (Directed teaching) 1-2 hours per week  
Mental health & wellbeing sessions 15 minutes daily (minimum)
Careers 1 hour a week