PHSE / Life Studies
Key Stage 3
At year 7 topics covered include:
Healthy Lifestyles – Healthy eating, tooth decay, mental health, exercise, alcohol and smoking.
Personal Skills – Positivity and resilience.
Sex Education – Puberty, periods and safe relationships.
Healthy Relationships – Respect, kindness, friendships and peer pressure.
Key Stage 4
During year 10 topics covered include:
Key Stage 5
PSHE themes are covered in sixth form tutor time and assemblies. They also cover the national initiatives and events in line with the rest of the school such as Mental Health Week, Black History Month, Anti-Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day, Healthy Eating Week, Northumberland Pride and Restart the Heart Day.
Pupils work is assessed following the DCHS marking policy. Pupils emotional and personal wellbeing is monitored throughout and lessons are then tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
Resources to Support Learning
Pupils in KS3 and KS4 focus on careers fortnightly in tutor time allowing them to build a portfolio of evidence and helping them develop essential skills to prepare them for life beyond the classroom. This includes them using our online careers portal- UNIFROG.
In Health and Wellbeing and Life Studies lessons pupils are taught many essential skills such as resilience, team work, interview preparation and money sense which will help prepare them for their next steps in their future career journey.