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PSHE / SRE / SMSC / British Values

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

including Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), Spiritual, Moral, Social, Culture Education (SMSC), and British Values

PSHE education is a school subject through which students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work in modern Britain."  -  PSHE Association

Conisborough College delivers a PSHE/SRE program that is taught from Year 7 to Year 9; eventually up to Y11.

Our schemes of learning have been mapped not only to the guidelines below but also to SMSC and British Values

  • PSHE – Personal Well Being
  • PSHE – Economic Wellbeing
  • Citizenship Education
  • SRE - Sex and Relationships Education
  • Drugs and Alcohol Education


  1. My New School
    The purpose of this unit is to help the students settle into their new secondary school. It takes them through finding their way around as well as introduce them to the study skills needed in secondary school.
  2. Puberty and Hygiene
    In this unit students will be discussing the changes that happen during puberty, both physically and emotionally , and helps the students to identify strategies for coping with these changes and how to help each other. It then goes on to look at the importance of healthy eating and what makes up a healthy diet and exercise.
  3. Desert Island Living
    In this unit the students will be pretending that they have been shipwrecked on a desert Island with no chance of rescue and so have to create a community. This includes discussing rules and laws, resources and necessities, and dealing with community problems. It is a group work based unit so helps to develop inter-personal skills.
  4. Friendship and Bullying
    This is a unit of work is looking at friendship and bullying. The unit covers the characteristics of a healthy friendship, how to maintain a friendship, types and definitions of bullying and how to deal with bullying both as an individual and the role of a school.
  5. Healthy Living
    In this unit of work students will be looking at the importance of exercise and a healthy diet as well as issues such as FGM and Cancers of the testicles, breasts and skin. They will look at how to look after themselves and where to turn for help and support.


  1. Drugs and Alcohol
    In this unit the students are looking at the classification of different drugs as well as the law relating to drugs and the effects they have on the body. This includes looking at legal as well as illegal drugs. There is a specific focus on the use and abuse of alcohol, again looking at the law and effects on the body.
  2. Relationships
    This unit comes under the SRE guidelines and focuses on different types of relationships. It begins the discussion surrounding sexuality, consent and the components of a healthy and unhealthy relationship. It also discusses strategies for dealing with and getting out of unhealthy or abusive relationships.
  3. Options and Next Steps
    This unit gets the students to start thinking about their future. In my school students make their GCSE choices in Year 8 and begin them in year 9 so we also cover the options process and what sort of questions they need to find answers to before they choose their subjects. The first part of the unit however focuses on the connection between personality and career choice as well as getting the students to do research into a career that they are interested in.
  4. British Society
    This unit of work falls more under Citizenship than PSHE but also covers the British Values. In it the students will learn about different political systems, different voting systems and how the system in the UK works. This will then lead on to a piece of group project work where the students will create political parties and run for office – the fictional School President.
  5. Human Rights and Discrimination
    In this unit the students will be looking at the history of Human Rights and why we have them. They will also look at cases where human rights may have been violated and discuss them. In the second half of the unit the students will be looking at different types of discrimination and how to identify and combat them.

Key Stage 4

  1. E-safety and Digital Citizenship
    In this unit students will revisit ways of keeping themselves safe online and when using social media, but it will also go one to talk about sexting, grooming and long term consequences of online behaviour. It will also look at cyber bullying and its consequences for both victim and perpetrator.
  2. Consent, Conception and Contraception
    In this unit the students will be focusing on intimate relationships and in particular when is the right time to become intimate and how to stay safe when getting intimate. There is particular focus on the concept of and law around consent. This scheme includes the Condom Demonstration as well as use of a placebo Contraception kit, however these are both optional.
  3. Welcome to the Real World
    Welcome to the Real World is a financial literacy unit based on the Real Game program. In it the students look at the link between qualifications, jobs and lifestyle. The students are give a job role from which they construct a lifestyle which includes groceries as well as housing, transport and luxury items. It will develop the students budgeting and numeracy skills.
  4. Moral Thinking
    This unit really gets the students thinking about their own values and decision making skills. It uses thought experiments to challenge the students values and ideas, in particular using the Armageddon thought experiment to consider not just their own values but the wider community's needs.

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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education is taught in PSHC lessons in Key Stage 3: This is a well developed programme which pupils enjoy and which prepares them well for life in modern Britain.

OFSTED, May 2018

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Conisborough Crescent
London SE6 2SE

Tel: 020 8461 9600

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