Court Fields School PSHE /RSE Curriculum Intent

‘The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum)

At Court Fields School, our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum programme enables students to develop the powerful knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe whilst preparing them for all the challenges of life in 21st century post-pandemic Britain.

Delivered through weekly tutor time sessions, our curriculum aims to develop curiosity, critical-thinking, self-esteem, empathy and resilience in three main areas: health and wellbeing, relationships (RSE) and living in the wider world.

Our PSHE curriculum aims to make a discernible impact on the outcomes for all students, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged students. The content is tailored to meet the needs of Court Fields students who will revisit topics and themes several times throughout KS3 and 4. We aim to provide students with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and enable them to become successful, active and happy citizens.

At Key Stage 3: students build on the knowledge and understanding, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during primary phase. Our KS3 PSHE curriculum addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and students increasing independence. Pupils learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives and the increasing influence of peers and the media.

At Key Stage 4: students deepen the knowledge and understanding acquired during key stage 3, revisiting topics and themes in more complexity or depth. Our KS4 PSHE curriculum reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking greater responsibility for themselves and others; it equips them to grasp and tackle the opportunities and challenges of modern life.

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