What pupils are learning about in PHSCE.
Year 6Year 7Year 8
Personal Identity: Values What contributes to who we are; Personal strengths; Interests; Setting goals; Managing setbacks; New opportunities and responsibilitiesCitizenship: Parliamentary democracy World resources - WaterCitizenship: Parliamentary function Issue and concern – environment
Mental wellbeing & Mindfulness Taking care of mental health and emotional wellbeing; Managing challenges; Seeking support for themselves and othersHealthy lifestyles & Mindfulness Physically and mentally healthy lifestyles; Healthy sleep habits; Dental health; Managing stress; Accessing health servicesMental health, wellbeing & Mindfulness Attitudes to mental health and emotional wellbeing; Digital resilience; Body image; Healthy and unhealthy coping strategies; Seeking support for themselves and others
Puberty and reproduction: Privacy and personal boundaries. Menstrual wellbeing; Managing the changes of puberty; Developing independence; How a baby is madeRelationships: Healthy and positive relationships, including intimate relationships; Expectations and stereotypes in relationships; Managing strong feelings; The concept of consentRelationships: Stereotypes and expectations of gender roles, behaviour and intimacy; Consent in intimate situations; Introduction to contraception and sexual health.
Managing change and community Developing friendship skills; Changing and ending friendships; Managing change, loss and bereavement; Sources of supportCareers: Developing enterprise skills; The world of work and young people’s employment rights; Enterprise project, Kindness and charityFriendships and managing influences: Managing social influence, peer pressure and peer approval; Strategies to manage pressure to conform within a group and in relation to substance use.
Health and hygiene: Making informed choices regarding a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition; Hygiene and bacteria and viruses; Allergies and getting help in an emergency; Vaccination and immunisationSubstances: Social norms regarding drugs, alcohol and tobacco; Myths and misconceptions; Influence and risks relating to substance useFirst aid and keeping safe: First aid including CPR and defibrillator use; Personal safety including travel safety
Media literacy: Refugees How data is shared and used online; Evaluating reliability of sources; Misinformation and targeted information; Choosing age-appropriate TV, games and online content; Influences relating to gamblingEconomic wellbeing: Evaluating value for money; Debt, fraud and personal values around finance; Financial exploitationCareers: Life and career aspirations; Personal strengths and skills for employment; Stereotypes; Routes into careers; Progression routes; Online presence
Friendships and staying safe: Opportunities to connect online; The nature of online- only friendships; Reporting harmful content and contact; Staying safe onlineFriendships and diversity: Respectful relationships and conflict resolution, including online; Equality, diversity and tackling prejudice; Bullying, including onlineMoving forward: Personal strengths, celebrating successes and setting goals; Moving on to a new school; Managing change

Due to COVID-19, the priorities have been changed to focus on mental health and to fill some of the priority gaps with relationship education. Some topics may be reduced or missed due to these priorities.

PHSCE Vision Statement

PHSCE at St Egwin's provides young people with opportunities to reflect and clarify their own values and attitudes. To explore with honesty and compassion the range of attitudes of others with tolerance and kindness. It contributes to personal development by helping to build confidence, resilience and self-esteem.

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