At the Warren School we aim to deliver PSCHE through tutor times. The aim is to ensure that the PSCHE programme helps students to lead confident and healthy lives both as individuals and as members of the wider community while developing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.
PSCHE gives students the opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing. It helps them to understand and responsibly manage a wide range of relationships as they get older and to show respect for diversity and differences between people.
Through work in lesson time and a wide range of activities beyond the curriculum including outside speakers, students gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthy lives and to deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they face as they approach adulthood. Sex & Relationships education is to be delivered by specialists in hour long sessions during SRE weeks throughout the year. As a result, PSHCE seeks to help students to:
- Develop confidence, independence, responsibility and personal identity
- Make the most of their abilities
- Develop healthy, safe lifestyles
- Develop good relationships and to respect the differences between people
- Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to become effective and active members of the community
The specific units that are followed in each year group are:
- Year 7 – Bullying, Healthy Lifestyles, Community, Values, SRE and Drugs Education, Body Changes and Puberty
- Year 8 – Safety, Relationships, Global Politics, Crime, Stereotyping, SRE and Drugs Education, Puberty & Relationships
- Year 9 – Safety, The Environment, Global Citizenship, Options, SRE and Drugs Education, Consent, the law, are you ready for relationships, Contraception and Sexually transmitted infections
- Year 10 – Safety, Global Issues, Rights and Responsibilities, The EU, SRE and Drugs Education, Consent, the law, are you ready and realistic/ unrealistic expectations, Contraception and Sexually transmitted infections
- Year 11 – CVs, Interview techniques, Global Issues, SRE and Drugs Education
- Year 12 – Personal Statements, Thinking & Research Skills, Extended Writing Skills – essays and research, looking at Universities, Relationships, SRE and Drugs Education, Body image, SRE, Consent & the law, Gender & Sexuality, Drugs & Alcohol, Weapons, Stop & Search, First Aid, Road Safety, Financial Systems, Tax, Stocks & Currency, Democracy & Political systems, Human Rights, Legal Systems, Debating and Student Campaigning. Careers, UCAS applications, Personal Statements etc. are also covered through Future Pathways
- Year 13 – UCAS Applications, Thinking & Research Skills, Global Issues, Relationships, SRE and Drugs Education, Body image, SRE, Consent & the law, Gender & Sexuality, Drugs & Alcohol, Weapons, Stop & Search, First Aid, Road Safety, Financial Systems, Tax, Stocks & Currency, Democracy & Political systems, Human Rights, Legal Systems, Debating and Student Campaigning. Careers, UCAS applications, Personal Statements etc. are also covered through Future Pathways
In Key Stages 3 and 4, these topics are covered in 15 minute sessions at the end of the day.
At Key Stage 5, the students have a 1 hour session each week.
This is all done in the knowledge that the Warren School produces happy, healthy students with an insight into the world they live in.
For more information about the PSCHE programme of study please visit the PSHE association website https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/resources_search_details.aspx?ResourceId=495
PSCHE and British Values
The notion of British Values is also incorporated within and embedded within the curriculum. The five part definition of British Values is:
- The rule of Law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
With these values in mind, we aim for students to leave Warren as well rounded individuals, promoting the very strong British values of respecting other students of different faiths and races. They are equipped to deal with life in modern Britain. This helps them to understand and responsibly manage a wide range of relationships as they get older and to show respect for diversity. This is especially important at Warren where there are approximately 50 languages spoken as a mother tongue.
The concept of democracy is woven into the programme with elections being held for the Student Councils, Cabinet and the School Parliament with the students respecting the final decisions that are made. The recent General Election and Brexit vote allowed the students to debate, argue and defend their positions with the realisation that the majority vote wins. We will emulate this process again for the forthcoming mayoral elections developing the concept of democracy.
Year 7 (Overview Calendar) – Settling in, getting to know the tutor group/school, managing time, dangers of smoking/alcohol, British Institutions – Parliament and its history, the BBC and the NHS.
Year 8 (Overview Calendar) – Safety, Relationships, Healthy Eating, Benefits of exercise, awareness of drugs, British Institutions – Parliament and its history, the electoral system and advantages/disadvantages of First Past The Post.
Year 9 (Overview Calendar) – Different types of learning, how students themselves learn, skills related to jobs, internet safety, Options, The EU, its impact upon Britain and Britain’s role within it, Prejudice/discrimination and Female Genital Mutilation.
Year 10 (Overview Calendar) – Looking forward to GCSE’s, different types of learning, revision skills, the law related to smoking, UN – its impact upon Britain and Britain’s role within it, The Glorious Revolution (Bill of Rights), the Magna Carta, concept of National Insurance and the Birth of Trade Unions. We also look at Forced Marriages and Child Sexual Exploitation.
Year 11 (Overview Calendar) – Time management, revision skills, CV’s, Female Genital Mutilation, SRE, STI’s and Mental Health Issues.
Year 12 (Overview Calendar) – Mental Health, Parliament and its history, the electoral system and advantages/disadvantages of First Past The Post, EU, FGM, SRE, STI’s and Forced Marriages, Thinking Skills, Looking at Universities, Relationships, SRE and Drugs Education.
At Key Stages 3 and 4, these topics are covered in 15 minute sessions at the end of the day.
At Key Stage 5, year 12 students have 15 minute sessions at the end of the day, and year 13 students receive an hour a week during curriculum time.
In addition to the curriculum lessons we also have a busy schedule of assemblies, workshops, trips and activities that take place to enhance our students personal development whilst they are at The Warren School. Some examples of recent events include; theatre companies, knife crime speakers, police workshops, CPR training, LGBT+ sessions, health and cancer awareness sessions, road safety, mental health, lessons on fake news, propaganda, child sexual exploitation and sex and relationships week.