Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education is a vital part of the overall curriculum at Ermysted’s. As well as the provision set out below, it is embedded in the wider curriculum of taught subjects and the general ethos of the School.

Non-examined PSHCE features in Years 7 to 11

The timetabled curriculum is supported and enriched by an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. Through the statutory curriculum, the provision of PSHCE and the extra-curricular activities the school aims to develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We aim to ensure pupils have an acceptance and engagement with fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Our intention is to encourage values which will allow our pupils to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

PSHCE Provision 2018-19

♦ Each half-term will have a specific focus eg Anti-Bullying

♦ Each week there will be a Whole School ‘Thought for the Week’ which will provide the context for all PSHCE provision that week

♦ All year groups will have an assembly programme linked to the ‘Thought for the Week’ delivered by the Leadership Team, the Heads of Year or an external speaker

♦ In Years 7, 8, 10, 11 PSHCE will be delivered by Form Tutors in registration at lunchtime. This will include as a minimum two 20 minute sessions each week.

♦ PSHCE will be delivered to Year 9 through an additional weekly lesson of 40 mins.

The detailed PSHCE programme 2018-19 can be found here.

Drop Down or Curriculum days will be used to supplement the PSHCE programme as follows:

♦ Year 7-9 will have one Drop Down day during the year to coincide with the Spring Consultation Days. The topics for this day will include Drugs Awareness, Mental Health, Diversity and Transition.

♦ Year 10 will have one Drop Down day in the Summer Term to deliver the RSE requirement.

♦ Year 12 have three Enrichment days in the Summer Term covering Religious Education, Relationship and Sex Education and ‘Oracy and Careers’.

Years 12 and 13 will follow a programme in form time and a lecture programme devised and overseen by the KS5 Pastoral Team. Sample lecture programmes can be found here: