PSHCE

The P.S.H.C.E curriculum is embedded within the wider curriculum and taught through discrete lessons at both key stages.

The curriculum is personalised and designed to meet the needs of the individual as identified in their referral documentation. Additionally, the P.S.H.C.E curriculum addresses key issues identified in the Centre’s annual Healthy Living Pupil Questionnaire and the biennial North Yorkshire Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire.

At Key Stage 3 pupils work towards one AQA Unit Award, which contributes to the AQA Personal and Social Education level 1& 2 qualification.

Units include Sex and Relationships, Drugs and Alcohol and Personal Finance with a charity fund raising activity. Issues related to social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) are further embedded in lessons.

At Key stage 4 all pupils follow the AQA PSE level 1&2 syllabus, leading to accreditation at entry level, level1 or level 2.

Alongside the units covered through the AQA PSE syllabus, sensitive issues and risky behaviours are also addressed, including; self-harm, pornography, sexual exploitation and e-safety.

Visitors and practical activities are used to enhance the curriculum wherever appropriate.