Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
Fax: 01902 765080
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Welcome to the PSHE/RSE department

Within PSHE the British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and respect and tolerance are actively promoted through the units delivered Examples of some of the units covered are: Making compromises, goodwill and conflict resolution; Peer pressure; Respecting others; Community belonging and Feelings

• Students are encouraged to express their opinions
• Debates are conducted about issues introduced through the curriculum

Rule of law:
• We instil in students an understanding of "right" or "wrong"
• We talk about how conflicts in and out of school could be resolved and encourage students to think about how wrongs could be put right

Individual liberty:
• We encourage the development of self-confidence and self-esteem in pupils
• We help pupils understand the need for responsibilities as well as rights

Respect and tolerance:
• We discuss similarities and differences between people
• We challenge stereotypes as well as any discriminatory behaviour

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) is not a mandatory subject to be taught in schools, however we recognise the importance of this subject and continue to deliver programmes of study to KS3 and KS4 students. Relationships and Sex education remains part of the National Curriculum. Elements are taught within PSHE lessons and with some topics taught as a stand-alone subject delivered by Mrs Betts (science co-ordinator) and the school nurse

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) is concerned with the emotional health, well-being and welfare of the students in our school. PSHE enables students to become effective learners and supports them as they move through adolescence to become independent young people. PSHE helps students to: acquire knowledge and understanding of themselves; develop skills for living; understand and manage emotions; become morally and socially responsible; to value themselves and respect others and take on a range of roles and relationships.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) makes an important contribution to the provision of the spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional and physical development of students in preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Effective RSE is important to ensure that pupils grow up able to enjoy the positive benefits of loving, rewarding and responsible relationships. It is important that pupils are informed, are comfortable with the changes during puberty, are aware of sexual health and feel safe emotionally.

The scheme of work for KS3 and KS4 are taken from the EQUALS curriculum. This builds on students' prior learning during the previous Key Stages.

Key Stage 3 and 4 (Years 7 to 11)

The units of work are taken from the four areas of the EQUALS Curriculum:
1. Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities;
2. Developing a healthy and safer lifestyle;
3. Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people;
4. Sex and relationships.

The students are taught in year groups and have one period per week allocated to the subject. Key stage 4 units build on prior knowledge, skills and understanding developed within KS3.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 - 14)

Some KS5 students access a Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualification by completing a selection of units of work. The credits awarded result in an Award or Certificate qualification at Entry Level/ Level 1. This qualification provides a framework for the development and recognition of a range of personal, interpersonal and social skills that will assist young people and adults to prepare for life, employment and a positive role in the community.