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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 are 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 and wellbeing sessions will happen at least 3 times a week, per class. These are 30-minute sessions that can encompass a range of activities, the class team will decide on appropriate activities for their group of children. Examples of such activities could include; the daily mile, yoga, guided meditation, listening to calming music, discussions, circle time, team-building exercises and sensitive/ delicate stories and discussions. For example, we have had a couple of family members die from my current class so we have been reading and discussing death and bereavement, on average once or twice a half term.

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.

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.

Overview of Careers

The 6th Form 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 Workweek. 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 Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) the 6th form also accesses Volunteering opportunities with The Heart of England Forest.

In High School, Careers is once again, planned for and delivered through Talentino and there may be Work Experience where appropriate but it is likely to be heavily staffed. Opportunities to experience different work roles will be available through World of Workweeks.

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 First School, Careers will be delivered through role play and free play; employer encounters and PSHE.

Appendix A

Semi-formal Curriculum

First School
  KS1 (year 1/2) Lower KS2: (Year 3/4)
PSHE (Directed teaching) N/A see above 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)

 

High School KS4 (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

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

 

High School  (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
   

PSHE and Careers Long Term Plan Semi-Formal and Formal

Semi-formal Curriculum

First School
  KS1 (year 1/2) Lower KS2: (Year 3/4)
PSHE (Directed teaching) N/A see above 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)

 

High School KS4 (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

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

 

High School  (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