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PSHE & Citizenship


PSHE and Citizenship is delivered to our students during Tutor Time. Each week tutors deliver a session through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

The PSHE and Citizenship programme is a broad curriculum which is divided into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

The sessions are tailored for each year group and as well as providing important information for the wellbeing of our students, encourage the development of self-esteem, resilience and critical thinking.

Our PSHE and Citizenship sessions aims to equip students with the knowledge to live healthy, safe, productive, responsible lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions and positive learning and career choices. We follow the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study:

Health and Wellbeing Relationships Living in The Wider World
1. How to manage transition

2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing

3. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol and tobacco; maintaining a balanced diet; physical activity; mental and emotional health and wellbeing; and sexual health

4. About parenthood and the consequences of teenage pregnancy

5. How to assess and manage risks to health; and to keep themselves and others safe

6. How to identify and access help, advice and support

7. How to respond in an emergency, including administering first aid

8. The role and influence of the media on lifestyle.

1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts and to develop parenting skills

2. How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

3. How to deal with risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying (including the distinct challenges posed by online bullying) and abuse, sexual and other violence and online encounters

4. The concept of consent in a variety of contexts (including in sexual relationships)

5. Managing loss including bereavement, separation and divorce

6. To respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community

7. How to identify and access appropriate advice and support

1. About rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy

2. How to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious

3. How to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience 4. The economic and business environment

5. How personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers


A central theme of the sessions is to provide opportunities for reflection values and attitudes and this along with the school commitment to following The Elmgreen Way contributes to personal development.


The PSHE and Citizenship curriculum is further supported throughout the wider school too.

Through year group assemblies with weekly themes

Through REV lessons

Through Elmgreen Days

Through weekly school nurse drop in sessions

Through our careers programme

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