Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) encourages students to widen their views points and to explore the beliefs of others. Students are prepared for their life whilst at school and their life beyond the school through a detailed and varied programme of study.
The aim of PSHEE is to develop the understanding of key issues that affect students throughout their life and to engage with these at a meaningful level. The course includes compulsory units on Sex education, Drugs education and Work related learning, which are all statutory requirements for all students in the UK, as well as many other units, which will give students valuable information on topics that will help them to shape their future at, and beyond Harris Church of England Academy.
In KS4 Students are given the opportunity to work towards a GCSE in Citizenship as part of their PSHEE programme.
At KS3 students study topics that include exploring diversity in the UK, democracy and British Values. They also study units on emotional health, personal safety, citizenship, economic education, drugs and alcohol education, sex education, work related learning and careers guidance and development. Students are provided with access to a specialist careers website called ‘Fast Tomatoes’ which provides them with the opportunities to explore their future options such as their GCSE subject choices and future careers.
e-Safety lessons are an integral part of the PSEE curriculum. Learners find out about cyber bullying, grooming, sexting, scams, computer misuse, plagiarism, phishing, hacking and trolls. The provision builds upon previous year's knowledge.
At KS4 students study GCSE Citizenship alongside the statutory PSHEE content. Students are following the Edexcel exam course which enables them to explore themes such as rights and responsibilities, power and the media, democracy in the UK, diversity in the UK and Law and Justice. Students also have to undertake their own project surrounding a current local issue which they have to research and then plan an action project to try and address this issue. Year 11 students are required to complete a piece of coursework which demonstrates their research, actions and evaluation. Year 9 and 10 students are required to complete this study and write about their findings in a timed exam paper.Year 11 students will sit 1 GCSE exam paper. Year 9 and 10 will sit two GCSE exam papers.
Students also continue to learn about drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships education, work related learning and careers. Year 10 students particularly engage with issues surrounding Work Experience and there is a particular focus on college entry, interviews and applications in Year 11.
e-Safety lessons are an integral part of the PSHEE curriculum. Learners find out about cyber bullying, grooming, sexting, scams, computer misuse, plagiarism, phishing, hacking and trolls. The provision builds upon previous year's knowledge.
SMSC IN PSHE
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT IN PSHE
Students are given the sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible. Students are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity in their learning and to reflect on their experiences.
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN PSHE
Students use their ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and lessons also develop their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives. Students show a real interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues such as substance abuse and teen pregnancy.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN PSHE
Student’s use of a range of social skills in different contexts by exploring the diverse national, regional, ethnic, religious, cultural groups and communities in the UK and the connections between them. This is done through exploring the content of each unit within the above contexts.
CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN PSHE
Students are given the opportunity to understand that individuals, organisations and governments have responsibilities to ensure that rights are balanced, supported and protected. Students explore these ideals whilst investigating the laws and legalisation of substances such as drugs and alcohol.