The aim of PSHE at King’s is to allow pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to live a happy and healthy life in modern Britain. The programme is designed to challenge students with aspects of moral and social responsibility at each stage of their development so as to offer an environment in which to discuss issues affecting adolescents and those in the wider community.  

The teaching of PSHE is overseen by those directly responsible for the pastoral care of pupils, in consultation with the Head of PSHE.  In the Fourth Forms, pupils are taught by their form tutors for one thirty-five minute lessons per week. In the Removes and Fifth Form, where the subject content becomes increasingly complex, pupils are taught on a series of off-timetable days. Tutors then use pastoral time in House to both discuss the content of the days with their tutees and to develop further awareness and understanding through additional curriculum sessions. In the Sixth Form, PSHE is integrated into the Key Skills curriculum, delivered by members of staff as part of a weekly lesson schedule.  

Please see below the PSHE roadmap for the year:

Term

L4

U4

LR

UR

FF

Autumn 1

Welcome to King’s and Core values

Core values and adolescence

Study Day: Study Skills/Self Esteem

Time management

 

Study Day: Sex, Drugs, Study Skills

Autumn 2

Friendships and Bullying

E- Safety and E- Citizenship

Equality

 

Study Day: Drugs

 

Spring

1

Being safe – Streetwise and learning skills

Learning skills and healthy eating

Study Day: Crime

 

(E-)Safety

 

Spring

2

Growth Mindset

Healthy lifestyle and self esteem

Bullying

Revision Skills

 

Summer 1

Exam preparation and mindfulness

Learning skills and revision preparation

Study Day: Sexuality

Equality

 

Summer 2

Growth mindset and Careers

Mindfulness and careers

The law

Study Day: Project Business