Notre Dame Catholic College
and Sixth Form

PSHCE

Student’s personal development is an essential element of our curriculum offer. Our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) programme is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and personal development experiences they need to lead ‘ambitious, happy and fulfilled futures’.  

‘Teach them everything that is necessary to equip them for life.’ St. Julie Billiart

The Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) curriculum is delivered across the college as an entitlement, and includes the elements of Citizenship and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) that are statutory requirements for all pupils.

The aim of this curriculum is to equip all pupils with the knowledge and skills to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives so that they are able to develop with confidence, good health and independence and to remain safe at all times. These skills and values should enable our pupils to make a positive contribution to society as knowledgeable, considerate and responsible British citizens living within a democracy.

Purposes

To open hearts, minds and doors by:

  • covering the statutory requirements for Relationships and Sex Education and Citizenship to all year groups,  alongside covering the non-statutory elements of Careers Education and Guidance, Economic Wellbeing and Personal Health and Wellbeing Education;

  • providing learning and teaching which is inclusive, personalised and which reflects the needs of all pupils in order to enable them to achieve in their lessons, irrespective of their social background, gender, culture, disability or ability level;

  • providing pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive contribution to society as considerate and responsible citizens;

  • providing pupils with the knowledge and skills to make responsible decisions about their future so that they are able to lead safe, healthy and independent lives, and;

  • providing pupils with the knowledge and skills to make well informed decisions about their educational, vocational and training choices in the transition from secondary education to further education, training and employment.

Rational

  • 30 mins lesson a week PSHCE, every Friday lesson 5.
  • All subjects will be taught across whole school as per above timetable.
  • There are 5 subjects: each to be delivered within a 2 month periods, with the exception of the summer term when RSE will be taught for 3 months.

Sunflower Days/Events/Awards Ceremonies

Throughout the college calendar there will be days, events or ceremonies, dedicated to raising the ethos of the college; promote the message of St. Julie and to celebrate the successes and achievements of our students throughout the year in PSHCE, in the college and in the wider community. 

These days and events are arranged through PSHCE to encourage and enlighten our students to ‘be like the sunflower that follows the sun’: to not get distracted by the problems or ailments of our surrounding community and to make well informed decisions about their lives so that they are able to develop with confidence, good health and independence and to remain safe at all times.

Timetable for PSHCE 2021-2022

DeliverySubject
Topic 1Citizenship
Topic 2Careers
Topic 3Financial Wellbeing
Topic 4Health and Wellbeing
Topic 5Relationships & Sex Education