PSHE Curriculum

Developing our young people into model citizens

Empowering Students for Life: Discover the Importance of PSHE

At BSG, we believe in nurturing not only the academic growth of our students but also their holistic development as responsible and well-rounded individuals. That’s why we are proud to offer a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education (PSHE) program as an integral part of our curriculum.

PSHE is not just another subject; it’s a crucial component of our educational framework that equips our students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to navigate the complexities of the modern world. In our ever-changing society, understanding how to make informed decisions about one’s health, well-being, relationships, and financial future is of paramount importance. Our PSHE program empowers students to do just that, fostering personal growth, empathy, and resilience. Through engaging lessons and open discussions, we encourage our students to develop a deep sense of self-awareness, respect for others, and the ability to make choices that positively impact their lives and the world around them.

At BSG, we are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where students can explore and learn about topics that matter most to their personal development. Join us in the journey of self-discovery and growth through our PSHE program, and together, let’s prepare our students for a brighter, more responsible, and fulfilling future.

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Our Aims

Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
7Transition and safety
Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside of school, including first aid
Diversity, prejudice, and bullying including cyber bullying
Health and puberty
Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact and FGM
Developing skills and aspiration
Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills. Setting realistic targets.

Challenging career stereotypes and raising aspirations
Building positive relationships
Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationships boundaries.
Financial decision making
Saving, spending, budgeting and borrowing money and making ethical financial choices
8Emotional wellbeing
Mental health and emotional wellbeing including self-confidence and self-esteem
Digital literacy
Online safety, digital literacy and media reliability
Setting goals
Learning strengths, career options and goal setting as part of the GCSE options process
Understanding relationships
Roles and responsibilities in different relationships
Families and parenting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and relationship changes
Drugs and alcohol
Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to their use
Identity and relationships
Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’, and an introduction to contraception
Stereotyping, discrimination and Prejudice
Discrimination in all its forms, including: racism, religious discrimination, disability discrimination, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
9Peer influence, gangs, knife crime and organised crime
Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, gang exploitation. Organised crime.
Respectful relationshipsHealthy lifestyle
Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices
Intimate relationships
Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception, the risks of STIs, and attitudes to pornography
Employability skills
Employability and online presence
10Mental health
Transition to key stage 4 and developing study habits
Mental health and ill health, stigma, safeguarding health, including during periods of transition or change
Healthy relationships
Relationships and sex expectations, myths, pleasure and challenges, including the impact of the media and pornography
Financial decision making
The impact of financial decisions, debt, gambling and the impact of advertising on financial choices
Exploring influences
The influence and impact of drugs, gangs, and the media
Addressing extremism and radicalisation
Communities, belonging and challenging extremism
Work experience
Preparation for and evaluation of work experience and readiness for work
11Next steps
Application processes, and skills for further education and career progression
Building for the future
Promoting self-esteem and coping with stress
Learning and revision skills to maximise potential
Communication in relationships
Personal values, assertive communication in (including in relation to contraception and sexual health) relationship challenges and abuse
Responsible health choices, and safety in independent contexts
Taking responsibility for health choices
Different families and parental responsibilities, pregnancy, marriage and forced marriage and changing relationships

Other curriculum documents

Management of RSE and Right to Withdraw

For details on how RSE is managed within the school and about the right to withdraw students from aspects of this curriculum, please see the RSE Policy here.