Scheme of Work Overview

In PSHCE we follow a modular curriculum. PSHE is divided in 6 modules which are delivered in a spiral programme.

Relationships – This is a core module so students will study an age appropriate set of lessons every year. This module is exclusively PSHE content. In this module we will cover age appropriate relationships and sexual health education as well as look at families, friendships, conflict in peer groups, divorce and bereavement.

Risk – This is a core module so students will study an age appropriate set of lessons every year. This module is exclusively PSHE content. Students will learn how to manage age appropriate risky situations including drugs, alcohol and tobacco education.

Health – This is a core module so students will study an age appropriate set of lessons every year. This module is exclusively PSHE content. Students will learn how to make healthy choices for themselves and to recognise the impact that unhealthy choices can have on our happiness and development. We cover all aspects of health including physical, emotional, financial, social and mental.

Being Me – This is a supplementary module so students will study this twice in Key Stage 3 and once in KS4. This module covers both PSHE and Citizenship education and looks at identity including conflicts in identity, inspirational people and pressures to conform.

Your Money – This is a supplementary module so students will study this twice in Key Stage 3 and once in KS4. This module covers both PSHE and Citizenship education and covers financial education including career options, enterprise, business skills, employment, and budgeting.

Diversity – This is a supplementary module so students will study this twice in Key Stage 3 and once in KS4. This module covers both PSHE and Citizenship education and covers human rights, prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism and British values.

In additional students study a specific Citizenship module in each year.

Year 7: How can I be an active citizen?
Year8: What is justice?
Year 9: What is democracy?

Students follow the above modules as follows:

Year 7

Autumn 1 – Being Me
Autumn 2 – RelationshipsSpring 1 – Risk
Spring 2 – Health
Summer 1 – How can I be an active Citizen?
Summer 2 – Your Money

Year 8

Autumn 1 – Being Me
Autumn 2 – Relationships
Spring 1 – Risk
Spring 2 – Health
Summer 1 – What is justice?
Summer 2 – Diversity

Year 9

Autumn 1 – Your Money
Autumn 2 – Relationships
Spring 1 – Risk
Spring 2 – Health
Summer 1 – What is democracy?
Summer 2 – Diversity

Learning outside the Classroom

All students at Hurworth have the opportunity to take part in various drop-down days which are aimed at developing their Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural skills. Each year group has a different theme to ensure that they get a different but equally worthwhile experience each year.

Year 7 SEAL Day

The focus of this day is for students to embed Social and Emotion Aspects of their learning into their new curriculum. We see this as a key part of our transition process and it forms part of a scheme of work around the settling in process. Students attend workshops on Motivation, Feelings, Problem Solving, Charity fundraising and the ‘Tree of Life’.

Year 7 Community Project

At the end of the first term, our Year 7 works together to help and plan a community event. In the past this has included an Older Adults Party, Community Carol Service and a talent show.

Year 8-‘Looking After Me Day’

During this day students will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different workshops that will give students the chance to experience ways in which students can look after themselves and become a healthier person. Students will address issues looking at their mind, body and soul. Students will have the chance to pick certain workshops whilst other workshops may be compulsory.

Year 9- ‘Diversity Day’

The focus of this year’s event is to celebrate the diverse nature of the society that we live in today. Students will be given the opportunity to choose from a variety of workshops where students can experience elements of diversity.

Our community and the wider world are filled with people of all different races and cultures. This is something that should be celebrated as it broadens our horizons, opens our minds and makes life much more interesting. We hope that after experiencing the workshops students will recognise the benefits of a multicultural society and the need to respect all people living on our community.

Year 10-‘Preparing for Life Day’

During this day, students will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different workshops, which will help to prepare students for the issues that could affect students once they have left school to embark on whatever life path students choose.

Students will address issues looking at their mind, body and soul. Students will have the chance to pick certain workshops whilst other workshops may be compulsory.