At Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre we provide Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education to Key Stages 3 and 4, through a spiral programme that gradually expands and enriches key concepts, increases knowledge, deepens understanding, and rehearses and develops key skills through a thematic approach. Our aim is to provide a broad PSHE Education Programme to equip students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
The key 3 areas covered are:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
PSHE Education is central to the development of the young people at Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre. The planned programme is designed to help them deal with the difficult moral, social and health-related issues that arise in their lives and in society. It also helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives as individuals, parents, workers and members of society. In addition to this, the PSHE programme promotes fundamental British Values, which are taught implicitly in lessons and throughout all key stages.
The key concepts which underpin all the topics covered are:
- Managing Change
- Power (within social contexts such as peer-pressure)
- Rights, Responsibility and Consent
- Diversity and Equality
- Risk Management
- Health (mental, physical and emotional)
- Healthy Balanced lifestyles
- Healthy Relationships (including; friendships, romantic, familial)
- Careers (including academic choices, enterprise and economic understanding)
- British Values and Citizenship
Our PSHE Education Programme recognises that young people will bring prior learning and real-life experiences to their learning. Our programme respects and builds on these, providing a programme that reflects both the universal and unique needs of our students. Please click on the link to access the PSHE Education Programme of Study.