Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)

PSHEE is taught through timetable collapses for Years 7 to 11. A spiral approach to the curriculum is used whereby students revisit health, drugs and sex education throughout their time at SWCHS. There is planned provision for activities such as circle time, role-plays, classroom councils and co-operative games in PSHEE sessions. Participation and progress is monitored closely so that all students gain their entitlement to PSHEE provision.

Personal, social, health and economic education provision is co-ordinated by the PSHEE Co-ordinator and taught by Form Tutors and outside specialists as appropriate. PSHEE is also supported and taught across the curriculum in other subject areas.

The PSHEE programme is reviewed annually, but will typically include:

Year 7

  • Road Safety
  • Personal Safety – First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Internet Safety
  • Healthy Lifestyles – personal hygiene
  • Healthy Eating
  • Cigarettes and alcohol
  • Drugs – solvents

Year 8

  • Careers Education
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Drugs Education
  • Emotional Literacy – covered in Drama

Year 9

  • Mental health – peer mentoring
  • Road Safety
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs Education
  • Safer Places – domestic violence
  • Internet safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Anti-social Behaviour

Year 10

  • Sex and Relationships
  • Drugs Education
  • Mental Health

Year 11

  • Sex and Relationships
  • Road safety

Sex and Relationships Educational Program

At SWCHS we aim to provide a balanced sex and relationships education programme which combines the emotional, physical, moral, legal and social aspects of sex and relationships.

In addition to the National Curriculum requirements in both Science and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics’, we deliver sessions during timetable collapses as part of our PSHEE programme. Material covered includes healthy relationships, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and pregnancy, and the safe use of social media.

We encourage the students to explore their own attitudes and values providing them with the skills to manage their relationships in a responsible and healthy manner. As we seek to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, we regard sex and relationships education as an important part of their learning.

If for any reason you wish to excuse your child from receiving sex education at school please contact the relevant Year Achievement Co-ordinator.

The schools Sex and Relationships Education Policy can be viewed in the ‘Policies’ section of this website.