PSHE at SSSC

PSHE is an essential part of our curriculum and has been specifically designed to cater for the every changing needs of our young people. PSHE is delivered as a standalone lesson once a week but also threaded throughout our curriculum on a daily basis. PSHE is delivered through a spiral approach through three specific topics under the umbrella of PSHE.

The three topics have been spilt into: –

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

Objectives have been taken from the Derbyshire Healthcare Support Service, the National Curriculum and the PSHE Association. A close collaboration with the School Nurse, SSSC staff and Healthy Schools Awarding body took place to ensure the curriculum is appropriate and relevant for our young people. The curriculum is taught through a spiral approach so the concepts and objectives are being revisited and reinforced throughout the academic year.

The concept of this is so student’s prior knowledge is built on, revisited and enhanced as the students’ progress throughout their education and promoting independent living.

The  curriculum has been split into three sections. Each objective has been carefully written to ensure age appropriate delivery is apparent irrelevant of their baseline. Subjects will be delivered sensitively and through various methods and styles. Prior knowledge will be revisited and consolidated whilst stretching students understanding with an underpinning of independence and keeping safe.