George Dixon Academy

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PSHE

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education

PSHE at GDA has been adapted to ensure that this fits in the new guidelines on Health, Relationships and Sex Education. The PSHE curriculum has been designed to suit the needs of all our students here at the academy. By learning content linked to Health, Relationship and Sex Education, students are able to understand and develop their knowledge further in this ever changing world, and feel safe, healthy and confident as they grow into adulthood. Delivery of PSHE lessons involves many thoughtful discussions,  allowing students to share their viewpoint, whist also being encouraged to listen to others. PSHE at GDA is such a valuable subject that transfers to many other subjects studied within our curriculum. In addition, it prepares our students above and beyond, and allows their knowledge and understanding to be fully equipped within the wider world.

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

LETTER FROM OUR DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES REGARDING RSE

Our PSHE Curriculum:

Our PSHE Road Map is below:

2021 – 2022 - PSHE Topic Breakdown

Summer Term 1

Topics now cover the new statutory guidance on health education and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)

Key stage 3

Year 7 – Theme – Substance Abuse

Lesson Content

Skills Students Should Achieve

Lesson  one

Legal and Illegal Substances (Alcohol, Volatile Substances, New Psychoactive Substances, Tobacco, E – Cigarettes, Shisha, E-Shisha and Cannabis
  • Expressing opinion
  • Empathising with real life scenarios
  • Understanding different viewpoints
  • Understanding how to manage money
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Decision making
  • Organisation
  • Problem-solving
  • Presenting
  • Teamwork

Lesson two

The law – Supply, Use and Misuse of Legal and Illegal Substances

Lesson three

The Safe Use of Prescribed and Over the Counter Medicines

Lesson  four

The Personal and Social Risks and Consequences of Substance Use and Misuse.

Lesson five

Accessing Local Health Services for Support for Substance Abuse

Year 8 – Theme - Forever Fit

Lesson Content

Skills Students Should Achieve

Lesson one

Healthy Eating
  • Expressing opinion
  • Empathising with real life scenarios

Lesson two

Healthy at Home

  •  Understanding different viewpoints
  • Communication

Lesson three

Tooth Decay and Cancer

  •  Listening
  • Decision making

Lesson four

Obesity and Dieting

  •  Organisation
  • Problem-solving

 

  •  Presenting
  • Teamwork

 

Year 9 – Theme - Democracy and the Law

Lesson Content

Skills Students Should Achieve

Lesson one

British Values

  • Expressing opinion
  • Empathising with real life scenarios

Lesson two

Democracy

  •  Understanding different viewpoints
  • Discussing

Lesson three

Voting
  •  Emotional intelligence 
  • Communication

Lesson four

Laws

  •  Listening
  • Decision making

Lesson five

Local and Regional Government

  •  Organisation
  • Problem-solving

 

  • Teamwork

 

Key stage 4

Year 10 - Theme – Understanding Mental Health

Lesson Content

Skills Students Should Achieve

Lesson one

Emotional Health

  • Expressing opinion
  • Empathising with real life scenarios

Lesson two

Understanding Depression

  • Understanding different viewpoints
  • Understanding how to manage money

Lesson three

Managing Stress

  • Communication
  • Listening

Lesson four

Self-Harm

  • Decision making
  • Organisation

Lesson five

Eating Disorders

  • Problem-solving
  • Presenting

 

  • Teamwork

Year 11 – Theme – Healthy Mind and Looking Ahead

Lesson Content

Skills Students Should Achieve

Lesson one

Managing Mental Health

  • Expressing opinion
  • Empathising with real life scenarios

Lesson two

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Understanding different viewpoints
  • Understanding how to manage money

Lesson three

Positive Self-esteem

  • Communication
  • Listening

Lesson four

Managing Stress

  • Decision making
  • Organisation

Lesson five

Positive Thinking 

  • Problem-solving
  • Presenting

 

  • Teamwork

 

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