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PSHE

Primary

EYFS

In the Nursery and Reception classes, our students are encouraged to develop culturally and are exposed to a variety of cultural experiences, through stories, topics, visits and visitors. Students are assessed according to the early learning outcomes of which is the PSED strand is one. This covers making relationships, self-confidence and awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.

Key Stage One

In Years 1 and 2 our students follow PSHE and Citizenship through the Edison Learning Programme. The children learn through Core learning skills. These are put together with the SEAL programme to cover all areas of PSHE. Student voice and democracy is at the heart of our ethos and the Student Parliament and Student Ambassadors have a voice within the Merchants’ Academy community.

 

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Core Skill

CLS Unit -

Learning with Others

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Developing Independence & Responsibility

CLS Unit - Improving own Learning and Performance

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Developing Sense of Self Worth & Understanding of Self and Others

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Thinking Skills

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Speaking and Listening

 

Key Stage Two

In Years 3-6 our students follow PSHE and Citizenship through the Edison Learning Programme. The children learn through Core learning skills. These are put together with the SEAL programme to cover all areas of PSHE. Student voice and democracy is at the heart of our ethos and the Student Parliament and Student Ambassadors have a voice within the Merchants’ Academy community. We have Head and Deputy students and also House Captains in Year 6, who help to lead whenever possible.

 

6 weeks

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6 weeks

Core Skill

CLS Unit -

Learning with Others

CLS Unit –

Developing Independence & Responsibility

CLS Unit - Improving own Learning and Performance

CLS Unit –

Developing Sense of Self Worth & Understanding of Self and Others

CLS Unit –

Thinking Skills

CLS Unit -

Speaking and Listening

Years 7 - 13

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all students’ education and every year group at Merchants’ Academy receives continual PSHE education throughout the year through the weekly tutorial programme. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. PSHE equips students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. There are no internal or external examinations for PSHE.

PSHE is delivered through tutor time and also assemblies. The Academy uses external agencies, both public and private, as much as possible to help the students get access to experts in particular fields.

Topics covered in PSHE include:

  • Sex and Relationships education
  • British Society, Culture and Life
  • Drugs and alcohol education
  • Economic and Financial awareness
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Staying safe/making informed choices
  • Keeping healthy
  • Social Skills
  • Careers and work-related learning
  • Anti-smoking/tobacco
  • First Aid
  • Anti-bullying
  • Fire Safety
  • Road Safety