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PSHE Intent Statement

This is a complicated world to grow up in and high-quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is essential to enable students to negotiate the inevitable challenges and opportunities they will experience in their youth and as adults. PSHE education both helps remove barriers to learning and achievement and increases pupils’ future life chances.

PSHE at Abbey Park School is delivered by tutors for five hours each term on a collapsed whole school rolling timetable, throughout the academic year. It is delivered by enthusiastic tutors as part of a broader whole-school approach to personal and social development.

Abbey Park School’s PSHE education is a planned programme of learning though which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Our PSHE education programme consists of a comprehensive, planned and age-appropriate programme with skills such as self-awareness, managing emotions and analysing and managing risk lying at its heart. The content is student-driven and in line with the latest national guidance.

The statutory status of RSE and Health education, from September 2020, requires the delivery of more sensitive topics including: online safety, sexting, puberty, consent, FGM, LGBT+, pornography, gender and sexuality, grooming, sexual exploitation, radicalisation, self-harm, contraception, sexual health, STI’s, abuse, forced marriage and honour-based violence. All content is age appropriate and delivered with consideration of all individuals.

TPAT Relationships and Sex Education Policy

KS3 and KS4 PSHE Curriculum Maps

Click below in 'Related Documents' to view curriculum maps.

APS PSHCE Curriculum Map KS3 & KS4 (257KB)

Curriculum Map which includes Unit of Work, Knowledge and Skills and Assessment broken down into Terms.

Covid-19 adaption to Curriculum

Within the academic year 2020-2021 and the re-opening of schools curriculum areas have made adaptions to their offer due to the different working and learning conditions. Below are the curriculum plans in light of being Covid-19 safe and working within our C-19 safety requirements.


C-19 PSHCE Curriculum Planning - T5&6 2021 (125KB)

Curriculum plan for term 5 and 6 in response to C-19 and return to school

C-19 PSHCE Curriculum Planning - T3&4 2021 (137KB)

Curriculum plan for term 3 and 4 in response to C-19 and return to school

C-19 PSHCE Curriculum Planning - T1&2 2020 (137KB)

Curriculum plan for term 1 and 2 in response to C-19 and return to school