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Curriculum Aims

At Sarah Bonnell we offer a spiral curriculum which develops the students’ Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education enabling them to further enhance their confidence and the contribution they make to the local, national and global community. Form time is an integral part of this and we provide a well-structured and purposeful start to the day through this medium. The curriculum follows the three core subjects of the PSHE Association: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Through these core themes, our form time curriculum promotes leadership, wellbeing, resilience and spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of education, and compliments our curriculum and Enhanced Learning Days.

Year 10

Health and Wellbeing

Core theme – Mental/Emotional health Core theme – Physical/sexual Health
  • H1: to evaluate the extent to which their self-confidence and self-esteem are affected by the judgments of others and ways of managing this

  • H2: to make effective use of constructive feedback and differentiating between helpful feedback and unhelpful criticism

  • H3: strategies for managing mental health including stress, anxiety and depression; a broader range of strategies for promoting their own emotional wellbeing

  • H: (reinforcing and building on key stage 3 learning) to recognise and manage the triggers (for themselves or their friends) for unhealthy coping strategies, such as self-harm and eating disorders; how to recognise when they or others need help, sources of help and strategies for accessing it

  • H6: to identify, evaluate and independently access reliable sources of information, advice and support for all aspects of physical or mental health (including sexual health services)

  • H7: how to take increased responsibility for maintaining and monitoring their own health

  • H9: about STIs, including HIV/AIDS, how to protect themselves and others from infection and how to respond if they feel they or others are at risk H10. to recognize and manage feelings about, and influences on, their body image including the media’s portrayal of idealised and artificial body shape

 

Relationships

Core theme – Impact of Relationships Core theme - Diversity
  • R1: strategies to manage strong emotions and feelings

  • R8: about the concept of consent

  • R14: to understand the role of sex in the media and its impact on sexuality (including pornography and related sexual ethics such as consent, negotiation, boundaries, respect, gender norms, sexual ‘norms’, trust, communication, pleasure, orgasms, rights, empowerment, sexism and feminism)

  • R17: about readiness for sex and the benefits of delaying sexual activity

  • L3: the similarities, differences and diversity among people of different race, culture, ability, disability, sex, gender identity, age and sexual orientation and the impact of stereotyping, prejudice, bigotry, bullying, and discrimination on individuals and communities

  • L:. strategies for safely challenging stereotyping, prejudice, bigotry, bullying, and discrimination when they witness or experience it in their daily lives

  • L5: about the potential tensions between human rights, British law and cultural and religious expectations and practices

  • L7: to recognise that they have the same rights to opportunities in learning and work as all other people; to recognise and challenge stereotypes; and/or family or cultural expectations that may limit their aspirations

 

Living in the Wider World

Core theme - Work Experience Core theme – Careers
  • L13: about the range of opportunities available to them for career progression, including in education, training and employment

  • L15: to research, secure and take full advantage of any opportunities for work experience that are available

  • L17: attitudes and values in relation to work and enterprise (including terms such as ‘customer service’ and ‘protecting corporate or brand image’)

  • L19: to develop their career identity, including how to maximise their chances when applying for education or employment opportunities

  • L10: how their strengths, interests, skills and qualities are changing and how these relate to future employability

  • L11: about the information, advice and guidance available to them and how to access the most appropriate support

  • L12: to further develop study and employability skills (including time management, self-organisation and presentation, project planning, team-working, networking and managing online presence)

 

Year 11

Health and Wellbeing 

Autumn 1: Physical, Mental and Emotional Health and Well-being

Spring 2: How to make informed choices

How to assess and manage risks

Students will learn:

  • H3: Strategies for managing mental health including stress, anxiety and depression

  • H4: the characteristics of emotional and mental health

  • H5: to recognise and manage the triggers for unhealthy coping strategies, sources of help and strategies for accessing it

  • H6: To identify, evaluate and access reliable sources of information, advice and support

Students will learn:

  • H7: How to take increased responsibility for maintaining and monitoring their own health

  • H9: about STIs and how to protect themselves and others from infection and how to respond if they feel others are at risk

  • H10/11: body image and risks associated with cosmetic procedures

  • H14: about personal safety and protection

  • H15: the short and long term consequences of substance use and misuse

 

Relationships

Autumn 2: Equality and Diversity Spring 1: Developing and maintaining healthy relationships

Students will learn:

  • R13: about diversity in sexual attraction and developing sexuality

  • R14: to understand the role of sex in the media and its impact on sexuality

  • R20: to understand and respect others’ faith and cultural expectations concerning relationships and sexual activity

  • L2: about the unacceptability of all forms of discrimination

  • L3: to think critically about extremism and intolerance

  • L4: to recognise the shared responsibility to protect the community from extremism

Students will learn:

  • R1: strategies to manage strong emotions and feelings

  • R1: characteristics and benefits of positive, strong, supportive equal relationships

  • R5: to recognise when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive

  • R19: to manage unwanted attention in a variety of contexts

  • R21: to assess readiness for sex

  • R22: about accessing and the correct use of contraception

  • R23: to understand the consequences of unwanted pregnancy and teenage parenthood

 

Living in a Wider World

Summer 1:

Finances, Business and Economy

  • L20: to recognise and manage the influence on their financial decisions

  • L21: to be a critical consumer of goods and services and recognise the wider impact of their purchasing choices