Christleton High School Students

Citizenship & PSHE

Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education class at Christleton High School

The Citizenship & PSHE curriculum is completely new, fresh, current, ambitious, engaging and designed to push the boundaries of what Citizenship & PSHE can be and do. It is fully compliant with the statutory Relationships and Sex Education Act 2020 & The Compulsory Health Education Act 2020.

Its design is to ensure that all students, particularly disadvantaged students through differentiated resources have the opportunity to contribute to their own sense of well-being, cultural awareness and health. The curriculum teaches students how to stay safe and stay healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education class at Christleton High School

In addition, the curriculum sets out to help students see how important political and legal systems are to their everyday life. Its intention is to assist them to develop the skills and ability to participate as informed, reflective and active citizens in a strong democracy. Resources are age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. Citizenship & PSHE is taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of both students and parents.

Not only is it the intent to foster student wellbeing and develop resilience and character but it is also the intent to be complemented by development of personal attributes including kindness, integrity, generosity, and honesty. The Citizenship & PSHE curriculum offers these attributes.

Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education class at Christleton High School

Resources continue to be modified and adapted, our Student voice, and Student counsel play a major role in its development. Since July 2020, resources are now fully mapped against the latest DfE and PSHE Association Guidance and compliant with the Relationships Education, Relationships, Sex Education, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

Six spiral core themes run throughout the curriculum with a thematic approach that is easy to understand.

PSHE RSE Citizenship SMSC British Values

  • Rights, Responsibilities & British Values (RBV)
  • Celebrating diversity & Equality (CDE)
  • Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
  • Staying safe Online & Offline (SOO)
  • Health & Wellbeing (H&W)
  • Life Beyond School (LBS)
  • Careers - Gatsby Benchmarks

Core coverage of statutory Relationships and Sex Education content teaching units:

  • Families
  • Respectful Relationships including Friendships
  • Online Media
  • Being safe
  • Intimate & Sexual Relationships, Including Sexual Health

Core coverage of Statutory Health Education content teaching units:

  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Internet safety & Harmful Behaviour
  • Physical Health & Fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Drugs, Tobacco & Alcohol
  • Health & Prevention
  • First Aid
  • Changing Adolescent body - puberty


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