PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education)
At The Oaks, preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities they will face in their lifetimes is our priority. To support this, every pupil receives a weekly lesson of PSHCE. The curriculum aims to meet the needs of all pupils.
We follow the National Curriculum for PSHE and Citizenship (2020) along with the PSHE Association Programme of Study (2020). Topics are age appropriate and ensure that year on year our students develop and extend their knowledge and skills so that they are able to question and challenge the world.
The PSHEE element of the curriculum enables students to develop into emotionally and mentally healthy young people with the tools to make and maintain positive relationships and to know when and where to seek support. It also supports them to be able to manage their own money and have knowledge and skills that can be applied in the world beyond school.
We have a separate Relationships and Sex Education policy which is in line with the statutory RSE guidance (new from Sept 2020) and the extra guidance from the PSHE Association, Brook and the Sex Education Forum. The Scheme of Learning is designed to be age appropriate and meet the needs of young people with Special Educational Needs.
In Citizenship, the curriculum is across the Oaks as well as in PSHCE lessons. It is coherently planned to allow students to develop opinions on current affairs, democracy and government and the law. We encourage pupils to practice and develop their communication skills so that they know who to be responsible citizens. They will be encouraged to express opinion and coherently discuss British Value, Equality and Protected Characteristics.
At Key Stage 4, students follow an Asdan Short Course in PSHE which covers all areas of the statutory requirements, whilst also allowing The Oaks to tailor the topics and learning for our young people
KS3 curriculum overview
KS4 Curriculum Overview