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Do not judge me by my success. Judge me by the number of times I feel down and got back up again.

Nelson Mandela

At Mayfield we have aligned our PSHE and RSE programme with that of the PSHE Association.

What we teach in the classroom will help our students foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values.
PSHE education is a chance to give every child and young person an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.

This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. And giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.

From making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they’ll face. PSHE focuses on health and wellbeing and students with better health and wellbeing can achieve better academically, and enjoy greater success.

All of this means that our PSHE education will equip our students with resilience, motivation and the skills they need to thrive now and in the future.

Key Concepts

Core Theme 1: Health and wellbeing

Core Theme 2: Relationships

Core Theme 3: Living in the wider world

Core Theme 4: Citizenship

Key Skills

Years 7, 8 and 9

Health and Wellbeing

code Theme
H1 How we are all unique; that recognising and demonstrating personal strengths build self-confidence, self-esteem and good health and wellbeing.
H2 Understand what can affect wellbeing and resilience (e.g. life changes, relationships, achievements and employment)
H3 The impact that media and social media can have on how people think about themselves and express themselves, including regarding body image, physical and mental health.
H4 Simple strategies to help build resilience to negative opinions, judgements and comments.
H5 Recognise and manage internal and external influences on decisions which affect health and wellbeing.
H6 How to identify and articulate a range of emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary
H7 Characteristics of mental and emotional health and strategies for managing these.
H8 The link between language and mental health stigma and develop strategies to challenge stigma, myths and misconceptions associated with help-seeking and mental health concerns.
H9 Strategies to understand and build resilience, as well as how to respond to disappointments and setbacks.
H10 A range of healthy coping strategies and ways to promote wellbeing and boost mood, including physical activity, participation and the value of positive relationships in providing support.
H11 The cause and triggers for unhealthy coping strategies, such as self-harm and eating disorders, and the need to seek help for yourself or others as soon as possible.
H12 How to recognise when you or others need help with mental health and wellbeing: sources of help and support and strategies for accessing what you need.
H13 Importance of, and strategies for, maintaining a balance between school, work, leisure, exercise and online activities.
H14 Benefits of physical activity and exercise for physical and mental health and wellbeing.


H15 Importance of sleep and strategies to maintain good quality sleep.
H16 To recognise and manage what influences your choices about physical activity
H17 The role of a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle and the impact of unhealthy food choices.
H18 What might influence decisions about eating a balanced diet and strategies to manage eating choices.
H19 Importance of taking increased responsibility for your own physical health including dental check-ups, sun safety and self-examination; the purpose of vaccinations offered during adolescence for individuals and society.
H20 Strategies for maintaining personal hygiene, including oral health, and prevention of infection.
H21 How to access health services when appropriate.
H22 The risks and myths associated with FGM, its status as a criminal act and strategies to safely access support for yourself or others who may be at risk, or who have already been subjected to FGM
H23 The positive and negative uses of drugs in society including the safe use of prescribed and over the counter medicines; responsible use of antibiotics
H24 To evaluate myths, misconceptions, social norms and cultural values relating to drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
H25 Strategies to manage a range of influences on drug, alcohol and tobacco use, including peers.
H26 Information about alcohol, nicotine and other legal and illegal substances, including the short-term and the long-term health risks associated with their use.
H27 The personal and social risks and consequences of substance use and misuse including occasional use.
H28 The law relating to the supply, use and misuse of legal and illegal substances.
H29 About the concepts of dependence and addiction including awareness of help to overcome addictions.
H30 How to identify risk and manage personal safety in increasingly independent situations, including online.
H31 Ways of assessing and reducing risk in relation to health, wellbeing and personal safety.
H32 The risks associated with gambling and recognising the chance-based transactions can carry similar risks; strategies for managing peer and other influences relating to gambling.
H33 How to get help in an emergency and perform basic first aid, including CPR and the use of defibrillators.
H34 Strategies to manage the physical and mental changes that are a typical part of growing up, including puberty and menstrual wellbeing.
H35 About the purpose, importance and different forms of contraception; how and where to access contraception and advice
H36 That certain infections can be spread through sexual activity and that barrier contraceptives offer some protection against certain sexually transmitted infections.


code Theme
R1 About different types of relationships, including those within families, friendships, romantic or intimate relationships and the factors that can affect them.
R2 Indicators of positive, healthy relationships and unhealthy relationships, including online.
R3 About the similarities, differences and diversity among people of different race, culture, ability, sex, gender identity, age and sexual orientation.
R4 The difference between biological sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
R5 To recognise that sexual attraction and sexuality are diverse.
R6 That marriage is a legal, social and emotional commitment that should be entered into freely, and never forced upon someone through threat or coercion.
R7 How the media portrays relationships and the potential impact of this on people’s expectations of relationships.
R8 That the portrayal of sex in the media and social media (including pornography) can affect people’s expectations of relationships and sex.
R9 To clarify and develop personal values in friendship, love and sexual relationships
R10 The importance of trust in relationships and the behaviours that can undermine or build trust.
R11 To evaluate expectations about gender roles, behaviour and intimacy within romantic relationships.
R12 That everyone has the choice to delay sex, or to enjoy intimacy without sex.
R13 How to safely and responsibly form, maintain and manage positive relationships, including online.
R14 The qualities and behaviours they should expect and exhibit in a wide variety of positive relationships (including in school and wider society, family and friendships, including online)
R15 To further develop and rehearse the skills of teamworking
R16 To further develop the skills of active listening, clear communication, negotiation and compromise.
R17 Strategies to identify and reduce risk from people online that they do not already know; when and how to access help.
R18 To manage the strong feelings that relationships can cause (including sexual attraction)
R19 To develop conflict management skills and strategies to reconcile after disagreements.
R20 To manage the influence of drugs and alcohol on decision-making within relationships and social situations.
R21 How to manage the breakdown of a relationship, loss and change in relationships.
R22 The effects of change, including loss, separation, divorce and bereavement; strategies for managing these and accessing support
R23 The services available to support healthy relationships and manage unhealthy relationships and how to access them.
R24 That consent is freely given; that being pressurised, manipulated or coerced to agree to something is not giving consent, and how to seek help in such circumstances.
R25 About the law relating to sexual consent.
R26 How to seek, give, not give and withdraw consent (including online)
R27 That the seeker of consent is legally and morally responsible for ensuring that consent has been given; that if consent is not given or is withdrawn, that decision should always be respected.
R28 To gauge readiness for sexual intimacy.
R29 The impact of sharing sexual images of others without consent.
R30 How to manage any request or pressure to share an image of yourself or others, and how to get help.
R31 That intimate relationships should be pleasurable.
R32 The communication and negotiation skills necessary for contraceptive use in healthy relationships.
R33 The risks related to unprotected sex.
R34 The consequences of unintended pregnancy, sources of support and the options available.
R35 The roles and responsibilities of parents, carers and children in families.
R36 The nature and importance of stable, long-term relationships for family life and bringing up children.
R37 The characteristics of abusive behaviours, such as grooming, sexual harassment, sexual and emotional abuse, violence and exploitation; to recognise warning signs, including online; how to report abusive behaviours or access support for yourself or others.
R38 To recognise bullying, and its impact, in all its forms; the skills and strategies to manage being targeted or witnessing other being bullied.
R39 The impact of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination on individuals and relationships.
R40 About the unacceptability of prejudice-based language and behaviour, offline and online, including sexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, racism, ableism and faith-based prejudice.
R41 The need to promote inclusion and challenge discrimination, and how to do so safely, including online.
R42 To recognise peer influence and to develop strategies for managing it, including online.
R43 The role peers can play in supporting one another to resist pressure and influence, challenge harmful social norms and access appropriate support.
R44 That the need for peer approval can generate feelings of pressure and lead to increased risk-taking; strategies to manage this.
R45 About the factors that contribute to young people joining gangs; the social legal and physical consequences of gang behaviours.
R46 Strategies to manage pressure to join a gang, exit strategies and how to access appropriate support.
R47 Motivations, misconceptions and consequences of carrying weapons and strategies for managing pressure to carry a weapon.

Living in the wider world

code Theme
L1 Learn study, organisational, research and presentation skills.
L2 To review their strengths, interests, skills, qualities and values and how to develop them.
L3 To set realistic yet ambitious targets and goals.
L4 Learn the skills and attributes that employers value.
L5 Learn the skills and qualities required to engage in enterprise.
L6 The importance and benefits of being a lifelong learner.
L7 About the options available to you at the end of Key Stage 3, sources of information, advice and support, and the skills to manage this decision-making process.
L8 About routes into work, training and other vocational and academic opportunities, and progression routes.
L9 The benefits of setting ambitious goals and being open to opportunities in all aspects of life.
L10 To recognise and challenge stereotypes and family or cultural expectations that may limit aspirations.
L11 Different types and patterns of work, including employment, self-employment and voluntary work; that everyone has a different pathway through life, education and work.
L12 About different work roles and career pathways, including clarifying your own early aspirations.
L13 About young people’s employment rights and responsibilities.
L14 To manage emotions in relation to future employment.
L15 To assess and manage risk in relation to financial decisions that young people might make.
L16 About values and attitudes relating to finance, including debt.
L17 To manage emotions in relation to money.
L18 To evaluate social and moral dilemmas about the use of money, including the influence of advertising and peers on financial decisions.
L19 To recognise financial exploitation in different contexts e.g. drug and money mules, online scams.
L20 That features of the internet can amplify risks and opportunities, e.g. speed and scale of information sharing, blurred public and private boundaries and a perception of anonymity.
L21 To establish personal values and clear boundaries around aspects of life that they want to remain private; strategies to safely manage personal information and images online, including on social media.
L22 The benefits and positive use of social media, including how it can offer opportunities to engage with a wide variety of views on different issues.
L23 To recognise the importance of seeking a variety of perspectives on issues and ways of assessing the evidence which supports those views.
L24 To understand how the way people present themselves online can have positive and negative impacts on them.
L25 To make informed decisions about whether different media and digital content are appropriate to view and develop the skills to act on them.


L26 That on any issue there will be a range of viewpoints; to recognise the potential influence of extreme views on people’s attitudes and behaviours.
L27 To respond appropriately when things go wrong online, including confidently accessing support, reporting to authorities and platforms.


Years 10 and 11

Health and Wellbeing

code Theme
H1 To accurately assess your areas of strength and development, and where appropriate, act upon feedback
H2 How self-confidence, self-esteem and mental health are affected positively and negatively by internal and external influences and ways of managing this
H3 How different media portray idealised and artificial body shapes; how this influences body satisfaction and body image and how to critically appraise what you see and manage feeling about this.
H4 Strategies to develop assertiveness and build resilience to peer and other influences that affect both how you think about yourself and your health and wellbeing.
H5 The characteristics of mental and emotional health; to develop empathy and understanding about how daily actions can affect people’s mental health.
H6 About change and its impact on mental health and wellbeing and to recognise the need for emotional support during the life changes and/or difficult experiences.
H7 A broad range of strategies – cognitive and practical – for promoting your own emotional wellbeing for avoiding negative thinking and for ways of managing mental health concerns.
H8 To recognise warning signs of common mental and emotional health concerns, what might trigger them and what help or treatment is available.
H9 The importance of and ways to pre-empt common triggers and respond to warning signs of unhealthy coping strategies; such as self-harm and eating disorders in yourself and others.
H10 How to recognise when you or others need help with mental health and wellbeing; to explore and analyse ethical issues when peers need help; strategies and skills to provide basic support and identify and access the most appropriate sources of help.
H11 To make informed lifestyle choices regarding sleep, diet and exercise.
H12 The benefits of having a balanced approach to spending time online.
H13 To identify, evaluate and independently access reliable sources of information, advice and support for all aspects of physical and mental health.
H14 About the health services available to people; strategies to become a confident user of the NHS and other health services; to overcome potential concerns or barriers to seeking help.
H15 The purpose of blood, organ and stem cell donation for individuals and society.
H16 How to take increased personal responsibility for maintaining and monitoring health including cancer prevention, screening and self-examination.
H17 To assess and manage risks associated with cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, including tattooing, piercings and the use of sunbeds.
H18 The ways in which industries and advertising can influence health and harmful behaviours.
H19 The consequences of substance use and misuse for the mental and physical health and wellbeing of individuals and their families, and the wider consequences for communities.
H20 Wider risks of illegal substance use for individuals, including for personal safety, career, relationships and future lifestyles
H21 To identify, manage and seek help for unhealthy behaviours, habits and addictions, including quit smoking.
H22 Ways to identify risk and manage personal safety in new school settings, workplaces and environments, including online.
H23 Strategies for identifying risky and emergency situations, including online; ways to manage these and get appropriate help, including where there may be legal consequences (e.g. drugs and alcohol, violent crime and gangs)
H24 To increase confidence in performing emergency first aid and life-saving skills, including CPR and the use of defibrillators.
H25 To understand and build resilience to thinking errors associated with gambling, the range of gambling-related harms and how to access support for yourself or others.
H26 The different types of intimacy – including online – and their potential emotional and physical consequences (both positive and negative).
H27 About specific STIs, their treatment and how to reduce the risk of transmission.
H28 How to respond if someone has, or may have, an STI (including ways to access sexual health services).
H29 To overcome barriers (including embarrassment, myths and misconceptions) about sexual health and the use of sexual health services.
H30 About healthy pregnancy and how lifestyle choices affect a developing foetus.
H31 That fertility can vary in all people, changes over time (including menopause) and can be affected by STIs and other lifestyle factors.
H32 About the possibility of miscarriage and support available to people who are not able to conceive or maintain a pregnancy.
H33 About choices and support available in the event of an unplanned pregnancy, and how to access appropriate help and advice.


code Theme
R1 The characteristics and benefits of strong, positive relationships, including mutual support, trust, respect and equality.
R2 The role of pleasure in intimate relationships; including orgasms.
R3 To respond appropriately to indicators of unhealthy relationships, including seeking help where necessary.
R4 The importance of stable, committed relationships, including the rights and protections provided within legally recognised marriages and civil partnerships and the legal status of other long-term relationships.
R5 The legal rights, responsibilities and protection provided by the Equality Act 2010.
R6 About diversity in romantic and sexual attraction and developing sexuality, including sources of support and reassurance and how to access them.
R7 Strategies to access reliable, accurate and appropriate advice and support with relationships, and to assist others to access it when needed.
R8 To understand the potential impact of the portrayal of sex in pornography and other media, including on sexual attitude, expectations and behaviours.
R9 To recognise, clarify and if necessary challenge your own values and understand how your values influence your decisions, goals and behaviours.
R10 To understand a variety of faith and cultural practices and beliefs concerning relationships and sexual activity; to respect the role these might play in relationship values.
R11 Strategies to manage the strong emotions associated with the different stages of relationships.
R12 To safely and responsibly manage changes in personal relationships including the ending of relationships.
R13 Ways to manage grief about changing relationships including the impact of separation, divorce and bereavement; sources of support and how to access them.
R14 The opportunities and potential risks of establishing and conducting relationships online, and strategies to manage the risks.
R15 The legal and ethical responsibilities people have in relation to online aspects of relationships.
R16 To recognise unwanted attention (such as harassment and stalking, including online), ways to respond and how to seek help.
R17 Ways to access information and support for relationships including those experiencing difficulties.
R18 About the concept of consent in maturing relationships.
R19 About the impact of attitudes towards sexual assault and to challenge victim-blaming, including when abuse occurs online.
R20 To recognise the impact of drugs and alcohol on choices and sexual behaviour.
R21 The skills to assess their readiness for sex, including sexual activity online, as an individual and within a couple.
R22 To evaluate different motivations and contexts in which sexual images are shared, and possible legal, emotional and social consequences.
R23 How to choose and access appropriate contraception (including emergency contraception) and negotiate contraception use with a partner.
R24 The physical and emotional responses people may have to unintended pregnancy; the different options available; whom to talk to for accurate, impartial advice and support.
R25 The importance of parenting skills and qualities for family life, the implications of young parenthood and services that offer support for new parents and families.
R26 The reasons why people choose to adopt/foster children.
R27 About the current legal position on abortion and the range of beliefs and opinions about it.
R28 To recognise when others are using manipulation, persuasion or coercion and how to respond.
R29 The law relating to abuse in relationships, including coercive control and online harassment.
R30 To recognise when a relationship is abusive and strategies to manage this.
R31 The skills and strategies to respond to exploitation, bullying, harassment and control in relationships.
R32 About the challenges associated with getting help in domestic abuse situations of all kinds; the importance of doing so; sources of appropriate advice and support and how to access them.
R33 The law relating to ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage; the consequences for individuals and wider society and ways to access support.
R34 Strategies to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination
R35 To evaluate ways in which your behaviour may influence your peers, positively and negatively, including online, and in situations involving weapons or gangs.
R36 Skills to support younger peers when in positions of influence.
R37 To recognise situations where they are being adversely influenced, or are at risk, due to being part of a particular group or gang; strategies to access appropriate help.
R38 Factors which contribute to young people becoming involved in serious organised crime, including cybercrime.

Living in the wider world

code Theme
L1 To evaluate and further develop your study and employability skills.
L2 To evaluate your own personal strengths and areas for development and use this to inform goal setting.
L3 How your strengths, interests, skills and qualities are changing and how these relate to future career choices and employability.
L4 About the range of opportunities available to you for career progression, including in education, training and employment.
L5 About the need to challenge stereotypes about particular career pathways, maintain high aspirations for their future and embrace new opportunities.
L6 About the information, advice and guidance available to them on next steps and careers; how to access appropriate support and opportunities.
L7 About the labour market, local, national and international employment opportunities.
L8 About employment sectors and types, and changing patterns of employment.
L9 To research, secure and take full advantage of any opportunities for work experience that are available.
L10 To develop their career identity, including values in relation to work, and how to maximise their chances when applying for education or employment opportunities.
L11 The benefits and challenges of cultivating career opportunities online.
L12 Strategies to manage their online presence and its impact on career opportunities.
L13 The skills and attributes to manage rights and responsibilities at work including health and safety procedures.
L14 About confidentiality in the workplace, when it should be kept and when it might need to be broken.
L15 About the unacceptability and illegality of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and how to challenge it.
L16 How to effectively budget, including the benefits of saving.
L17 How to effectively make financial decisions, including recognising the opportunities and challenges involved in taking financial risks.
L18 To recognise and manage the range of influences on your financial decisions.
L19 To access appropriate support for financial decision-making and for concerns relating to money, gambling and consumer rights.
L20 The skills to challenge or seek support for financial exploitation in different contexts including online.
L21 To evaluate the financial advantages, disadvantages and risks of different models of contractual terms, including self-employment, full-time, part-time and zero-hours contracts.
L22 That there are positive and safe ways to create and share content online and the opportunities this offers.
L23 Strategies for protecting and enhancing your personal and professional reputation online.


Sixth Form

Health and Wellbeing

code Theme
H1 skills and strategies to confidently manage transitional life phases
H2 to recognise how idealised images of bodies and pressure to conform, can adversely affect body image and self-esteem; strategies to manage this pressure
H3 to understand the issues and considerations relating to body enhancement or alteration, including long-term consequences
H4 to recognise signs of change in mental health and wellbeing and demonstrate a range of strategies for building and maintaining positive mental health, including managing stress and anxiety


H5 to recognise common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm and compulsive behaviours
H6 to recognise when they, or others, need support with their mental health and effective strategies to address difficulties and promote wellbeing
H7 to analyse and evaluate support available to manage common mental health issues, and how to access the most appropriate support
H8 to take responsibility for monitoring personal health and wellbeing, including sun safety, breast awareness and self-examination, testicular self-examination and cervical screening
H9 to consistently access reliable sources of information and evaluate media messages about health
H10 how to register with and access health services in new locations
H11 to recognise illnesses that particularly affect young adults, such as meningitis and ‘freshers’ flu’
H12 how to maintain a healthy diet, especially on a budget
H13 how to maintain work-life balance, including understanding the importance of continuing with regular exercise and sleep, and balancing time online
H14 to assess and manage risk and personal safety in a wide range of contexts, including online; about support in place to safeguard them in these contexts and how to access it
H15 to manage personal safety in relation to travel, such as cycle safety, young driver safety, passenger safety, using licensed taxis and getting home safely
H16 to travel safely around the UK and abroad; understand legal rights and responsibilities when travelling abroad, including passport, visa and insurance requirements
H17 to perform first aid and evaluate when to summon emergency services, irrespective of any potential legal implications, for example, when the situation involves alcohol, drugs, gangs or violent crime
H18 to develop a nuanced understanding of how to select appropriate contraception in different contexts and relationships
H19 how to reduce the risk of contracting or passing on a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
H20 how to take responsibility for their sexual health and know where, and how, to access local and national advice, diagnosis and treatment
H21 to manage alcohol and drug use in relation to immediate and long-term health
H22 to understand how alcohol and drug use can affect decision making and personal safety, including looking out for friends, safe travel and drink-spiking
H23 the impact of alcohol and drug use on road safety, work-place safety, reputation and career
H24 the risks of being a passenger with an intoxicated driver and ways to manage this


code Theme
R1 how to articulate their relationship values and to apply them in different types of relationships
R2 to recognise and challenge prejudice and discrimination and understand rights and responsibilities with regard to inclusion
R3 to recognise, respect and, if appropriate, challenge the ways different faith or cultural views influence relationships
R4 to manage mature friendships, including making friends in new places
R5 to manage personal safety in new relationships, including online activity or when meeting someone for the first time whom they met online
R6 to develop and maintain healthy, pleasurable relationships and explore different levels of emotional intimacy
R7 to evaluate different degrees of emotional intimacy in relationships, the role of pleasure, how they understand the difference between ‘love’ and ‘lust’
R8 to use constructive dialogue to support relationships and negotiate difficulties
R9 to manage the ending of relationships safely and respectfully, including online
R10 to recognise the opportunities to build meaningful relationships in the workplace and the boundaries around professional relationships
R11 to understand the moral and legal responsibilities that someone seeking consent has, and the importance of respecting and protecting people’s right to give, not give, or withdraw their consent (in all contexts, including online)
R12 to understand the emotional, physical, social and legal consequences of failing to respect others’ right not to give or to withdraw consent
R13 how to recognise, and seek help in the case of, sexual abuse, exploitation, assault or rape, and the process for reporting to appropriate authorities
R14 to understand the implications of unintended pregnancy and young parenthood; to recognise the advantages of delaying conception, whilst acknowledging the changes in fertility with age
R15 to negotiate, and if necessary be able to assert, the use of contraception with a sexual partner
R16 how to effectively use different contraceptives, including how and where to access them
R17 to evaluate the most appropriate methods of contraception in different circumstances (including emergency contraception)
R18 to access the pathways available in the event of an unintended pregnancy and understand the importance of getting advice and support quickly
R19 to recognise and manage negative influence, manipulation and persuasion in a variety of contexts, including online
R20 to recognise and manage different forms of abuse, sources of support and exit strategies for unhealthy relationships
R21 to recognise forced marriage and ‘honour’ based violence; to get help for themselves or others they believe to be at immediate or future risk
R22 to understand their rights in relation to harassment (including online) and stalking, how to respond and how to access support
R23 strategies to recognise, de-escalate and exit aggressive social situations
R24 to evaluate the dangers and consequences of being involved in gangs, serious organised crime or carrying a weapon
R25 ways to celebrate cultural diversity, promote inclusion and safely challenge prejudice and discrimination

Living in the wider world

code Theme
L1 to be enterprising in life and work
L2 to set realistic yet ambitious career and life goals which are matched to personal values, interests, strengths and skills
L3 to evaluate the ‘next step’ options available, such as higher education, further training or apprenticeships, and gap year opportunities
L4 the implications of the global market for their future choices in education and employment
L5 how to identify and evidence their strengths and skills when applying and interviewing for future roles and opportunities
L6 how to produce a concise and compelling curriculum vitae and prepare effectively for interviews
L7 how to recognise career possibilities in a global economy
L8 their rights and responsibilities as students in casual, part-time jobs, including in the ‘gig economy’
L9 the importance of professional conduct and how it can be demonstrated in different workplaces including following health and safety protocols
L10 to understand and appreciate the importance of workplace confidentiality and security including cyber-security and data protection
L11 to recognise bullying and harassment in the workplace in all its forms and ways to seek or provide support to resolve the situation
L12 the role of trade unions and professional organisations; when and how to constructively challenge workplace behaviours
L13 how to plan expenditure and budget for changes in circumstances (e.g. when moving out or going to university)
L14 to understand and manage salary deductions including taxation, national insurance and pensions
L15 to evaluate savings options
L16 to exercise consumer rights, including resolving disputes and accessing appropriate support
L17 to manage financial contracts including, mobile phone services and renting items and accommodation; how to identify appropriate advice
L18 to evaluate the potential gains and risks of different debt arrangements and repayment implications
L19 to evaluate the risks in different financial ventures including illegal schemes e.g. illegal money transfers
L20 to set and maintain clear boundaries around personal privacy and to manage online safety in all its forms, including seeking help when appropriate
L21 to effectively challenge online content that adversely affects their personal or professional reputation
L22 to build and maintain a positive professional online presence, using a range of technologies
L23 how social media can expand, limit or distort perspectives and recognise how content they create and share may contribute to, or challenge this
L24 to be a critical consumer of online information in all its forms, including recognising bias, propaganda and manipulation
L25 when and how to report or access help for themselves or others in relation to extremism and radicalisation


L24 That social media may disproportionately feature exaggerated or inaccurate information about situations, or extreme viewpoints; to recognise why and how this may influence opinions and perceptions of people and events
L25 How personal data is generated, collected and shared, including by individuals, and the consequences of this.
L26 How data may be used with the aim of influencing decisions, including targeted advertising and other forms of personalisation online; strategies to manage this.
L27 Strategies to critically assess bias, reliability and accuracy in digital content.
L28 To assess the causes and personal consequences of extremism and intolerance in all their forms.
L29 To recognise the shared responsibility to challenge extreme viewpoints that incite violence or hate and ways to respond to anything that causes anxiety or concern.

What is taught?

Year Theme Title
7 Relationships What is the difference between bullying and banter? How can we become better friends?
7 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What does it mean to be a British citizen?
7 Sexual Health Puberty – what can I expect, what’s normal and why does it happen?  Possible merge (include) Periods, the menstrual cycle and PMS – what do I need to know?
7 MGSG Transition Team building
7 MGSG Transition Organisation
7 Relationships What types of family are there and does it matter?/ What is FGM and why do I need to be aware of it?
7 Online/Physical Safety How can we prevent online bullying
7 Healthy Lifestyles How to Eat healthily?
7 Finance – living in the wider world How can I successfully manage my money? The importance of budgeting
7 Online/Physical Safety How can we keep safe online?
7 Health and Wellbeing How can we keep good mental health and recognise symptoms in yourselves and others?
7 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How can you make ethical financial decisions?
7 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is online radicalisation and why is it a problem?
7 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is online radicalisation and why is it a problem?
7 Health and Wellbeing How do we manage stress?
7 Health and wellbeing How can we be aspirational students and reach our full potential?
7 Healthy Lifestyles How to live a Healthy LifeStyle?
7 Healthy Lifestyles What are the dangers of Smoking and the classes of drugs?
8 Sexual Health What is consent and why is it so important to learn about it?
8 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Cults – can they really recruit anyone?
8 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is the difference between cults and religions? How do cults and religious leaders recruit members?
8 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How is the media prejudice towards teenagers and what impact could this have?
8 Health and Wellbeing How can we manage anxiety?
8 Health and Wellbeing Why is self awareness and sensitivity important?
8 Healthy Lifestyles Smoking and vaping – is smoking really that bad and is vaping ok?
8 Healthy Lifestyles What are Healthy Lifestyles and What are the effects of Energy Drinks?
8 Relationships How can we avoid conflict at home? What is domestic abuse?
8 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How can we prevent radicalisation and extremism?
8 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How are disabled people portrayed in the media?
8 Online/Physical Safety Keeping myself and my friends safe
8 Online/Physical Safety What is sexting and why should I be bothered by it?
8 Online/Physical Safety What is online grooming and can we recognise the warning signs?
8 Finance – living in the wider world Income and Expenditure: National Insurance and Income Tax
8 Finance – living in the wider world How are public taxes raised and spent by government, locally and nationally?


Year Theme Title
9 Relationships Peer pressure- Why is it so powerful and how can we overcome it?
9 Relationships How does child sexual exploitation happen?
9 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Consumers and the Law: What are my Rights?
9 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery – How are these still happening?
9 Health and Wellbeing How can we manage our anger?
9 Health and Wellbeing What is self harm and why do people do it?
9 Relationships Why do we all need to know about love and romance?
9 Healthy Lifestyles What are the laws around Drugs?
9 Healthy Lifestyles What are peoples responsibilities regarding health?
9 Sexual Health What is consent and why is it so important we learn about it?
9 Sexual Health What are the different types of contraception and how do we use them?
9 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How does the law deal with young offenders?
9 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Work skills, enterprise skills and the work environment
9 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Why do teens get involved with knife crime and what are the consequences?
9 Online/Physical Safety How can we tell the difference between healthy and abusive relationships?
9 Online/Physical Safety Selfie obsessed: why do we need to be careful sharing images of ourselves?
9 Finance – living in the wider world How can I avoid debt?
10 Sexual Health Part 1: What do we need to know about unplanned pregnancies and miscarriage?
10 Sexual Health Part 2: What do we need to know about fertility and our reproductive health?
10 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is ‘Hate Crime’ and why does it happen?
10 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Homelessness – what leads to this situation and why is it on the increase?
10 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How can we live more sustainably and reduce our carbon footprint?
10 Relationships Forced & arranged marriages: What do we need to know?
10 Relationships Why is it important that we learn about gender, sex and trans identity?
10 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World County lines, what is this and how are young people being exploited?
10 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Terrorism and Holy War: What do Christianity and Islam teach about this?
10 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How do I choose a career that is right for me?
10 Online/Physical Safety Social media and the pressure of life online
10 Online/Physical Safety Stalking and harassment: what are these? how does the law protect us?
10 Finance – living in the wider world What is money laundering and why is it an issue
11 Relationships What are non-traditional relationships?
11 Citizenship and Living in the Wider World How is plastic damaging our environment and what can we do about it?
11 Health and Wellbeing What is social anxiety and how can it be managed?
11 Healthy Lifestyles What is the importance of sleep?
11 Sexual Health Why is pornography so dangerous?
11 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Animal rights, sustainability, health and the environmental impact of meat.
11 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is multiculturalism and what do we gain from it?
11 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How can we prepare for adult life? Working, studying and living independently
11 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Employability, preparing for and nailing a job interview
11 Online/Physical Safety The dark web – what is it and what do we need to know?
11 Finance – living in the wider world Online fraud.  How can we protect ourselves from fraudsters and scams?
11 Post 16 options
11 VESPA How to revise and prepare for examinations


Year Theme Title
12 Sexual Health How do I take responsibility for my sexual health & access advice and treatment?
12 Sexual Health Sexual relationships: hormones, emotions and one-night stands
12 Citizenship and Living in the Wider World What is Social Justice?
12 Citizenship and Living in the Wider World Why do we have hate speech laws in the UK?
12 Citizenship and Living in the Wider World What are critical thinking skills? Why do we need these for the modern world?
12 Health and Wellbeing How can we relax and de-stress in a healthy way?
12 Healthy Lifestyles What are the dangers of Class A drugs?
12 Healthy Lifestyles What are the dangers of Class B, C drugs?
12 Relationships What are coercive and controlling relationships? Are they abusive?
12 Relationships Masculinity: What does it mean to be positive and toxic?
12 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is honour based violence and why is it still happening today?
12 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World How do we write excellent personal statements?
12 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What are apprenticeships and would one suit me?
12 Online/Physical Safety Fake news: What is it , why does it exist and how can we spot it?
12 Finance – living in the wider world Pay day loans.  What are these and why can they be so risky?
13 Relationships Gender: How can we use the correct language?
13 Sexual Health What makes ‘good sex’ and is it best to wait for someone you care about?
13 Citizenship and Living in the Wider World Is there a conflict between the generations?
13 Citizenship and Living in the Wider World Should we tolerate intolerance?
13 Health and Wellbeing How can we maintain positive emotional wellbeing throughout life?
13 Healthy Lifestyles What are the dangers of Drugs, festivals and parties?
13 Healthy Lifestyles How can we start or continue to eat healthily when living more independently?
13 Sexual Health Medical Checks
13 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Should we tolerate intolerance?
13 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is cultural appropriation and how can this be offensive?
13 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World What is climate change? Are we doing enough to stop its progress?
13 Citizenship & Living in the Wider World Are we really in the middle of a ‘culture war’? Conflict generations
13 Online/Physical Safety Social media: What is callout culture, cancelling and online shaming?
13 Online/Physical Safety What do we mean when we are talking about ‘chem sex’ and safe sex? Medical checks
13 Online/Physical Safety What are internet subcultures?
13 Finance – living in the wider world Why do I need to know about pensions at my age?
13 Finance – living in the wider world renting and buying cars mortgages and more