PHSE

Learning to be Extraordinary

RESULTS

PSHE and Citizenship are non-examined subjects at Camborne Science and International Academy.  We track students’ levels of progression through ipsative assessments.  These look at progression in understanding of the topics.

WHY TAKE PSHE AND CITIZENSHIP?

Citizenship and PSHE at Camborne Science and International Academy intends to develop students’ personal, social and moral responsibility along with an understanding of careers and financial planning.   All other staff contribute to the Citizenship and PSHE programme by delivering all material.  External bodies (e.g. Brook, Invictus Trust, Youth Intervention Officer, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, School nurse and many more) assist with the delivery of the programme.

Citizenship education at CSIA helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. The tutorial programme, Citizenship and PSHE Days are designed to foster pupils’ keen awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Students develop the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. Set themes across a five year Citizenship and PSHE Day programme prepare students to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.  Through the Citizenship and PSHE programme at CSIA we aim to encourage respect of cultural diversity and identities and address issues relating to social justice, democracy, human rights, community cohesion and global interdependence.

Our enviable International Programme; PSHE and Citizenship Days; House System; Prefect system; Assembly programme and Student Council encourage students to become fulfilled, self-motivated, responsible and caring members of society.  We aim to provide young people with the opportunity to become:

  • successful and independent learners who enjoy learning and making progress but also develop the skills and knowledge required to make informed and sensible judgements
  • confident and conscientious individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible and caring people who make a positive contribution to the school, local, national and global communities, showing respect for both themselves and others

 

During Citizenship activities we will achieve these aims by helping pupils to develop an understanding of the key concepts which underpin the study of citizenship in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding by:

  • participating in decision-making and voting and exploring local and national politics and government through democratic means.
  • respecting themselves and others in Britain’s diverse multicultural society, understanding British Values, challenging stereotypes and promoting equal opportunities and tolerance
  • understanding that justice is fundamental to a democratic society and exploring the role of law in maintaining order and resolving conflict
  • exploring the rights and responsibilities of individuals, communities and governments
  • to maintain and develop positive relationships both within the local community and wider world.

 

Understand the key processes and essential skills required in citizenship to enable students to make progress by:

  • reflecting on different ideas, opinions, beliefs and values when exploring different topical and controversial issues
  • research, plan and evaluate information and sources
  • express and explain their own opinions and represent the views of others which they may or may not agree with.
  • to encourage pupils to take informed and responsible action and analyse the impact of their actions on communities and the wider world, now and in the future
  • to reflect and evaluate what they have learned and what they would do differently

 

 

Focusing on the political and social dimensions of living together in the UK and making sense of the world today by:

  • exploring the political, legal, economic and human rights and responsibilities of us all as citizens
  • reviewing democracy, cultural diversity and justice and how they relate to young people
  • developing respect for the environment and our communities
  • reviewing the influences of the media on society

 

We aim to provide the following curriculum opportunities for students to:

  • debate and discuss personal, social and moral issues and make decisions about what they have learned
  • use case studies, simulations, and scenarios to explore social and personal situations, along with work and enterprise issues and reflect on what they have learnt
  • work individually and in groups, taking on different roles and responsibilities
  • evaluate their own personal development and set realistic targets about future life choices and develop strategies for meeting them
  • engage in and have contact with the business world
  • write a personal statement and make an individual learning and career plan
  • work with a range of community partners
  • use different sources of information, media and communications
  • complete PSHE and Citizenship work within other areas of the curriculum

 

During PSHE activities we will achieve these aims through enabling students to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the key concepts which underpin the study of PSHE in order to deepen and broaden students’ knowledge, skills and understanding by:
  • understanding that personal identity is affected by many factors
  • recognising what affects confidence and self-esteem and realising that they can change with personal circumstances
  • understanding that physical, mental, sexual and emotional health affect our ability to lead fulfilling lives
  • using information to make informed and responsible choices
  • appreciating that pressure can influence decisions in risky situations and that by developing the confidence to face challenges safely pupils can help protect themselves from harm
  • encouraging tolerance of differences within our communities
  • understanding career paths and exploring what qualities, skills and attitudes are needed for employability and the risks involved in career choices
  • being able to manage their own finances and to appreciate enterprise and economics, understanding that there are risks involved in business

 

  1. Understand the key processes and essential skills required in PSHE to enable students to make progress by:
  • reflecting on their own and others’ values and how their behaviour might impact on others and to use this knowledge to set personal targets
  • reflecting on their own knowledge to make informed choices about safety, health and well-being and to form strategies to resist pressure and avoid risky situations
  • developing the social skills to build positive relationships and understand that their actions have consequences.
  • empathising with others and challenging prejudice and discrimination assertively
  • reflecting and evaluating what they have learned and what they would do differently
  • developing the essential skills and self-esteem necessary to make a positive future for themselves in work
  • using a variety of information to select the right career path and then take action to improve their chances in that career
  • managing their money and understanding the financial risks and rewards and how their aspirations will be affected by finance.

 

The study of personal wellbeing and economic wellbeing should include:

  • pupils setting realistic targets and personal goals for their future plans
  • a knowledge of physical and emotional change, sexual activity and high-risk behaviours affecting health and wellbeing.
  • facts and laws about substance use (drugs, alcohol, tobacco and solvents) and the personal and social consequences of misuse
  • an understanding of a healthy lifestyle including diet, exercise and safety
  • an appreciation of positive and stable relationships and how to deal with problems that arise
  • an understanding of diversity and the impact of discrimination and prejudice on individuals and communities
  • an experience and understanding of the world of work and enterprise
  • a sound knowledge of personal budgeting and financial products along with an understanding of business and investments

All practical or active work is fully reviewed before being carried out and all health and safety procedures will be followed to ensure pupil safety.

In planning the content of the Citizenship and PSHE Programme national guidance was considered.  Ofsted recommended learning outcomes were acknowledged.  The Citizenship programme is based on the recommendations of the National Curriculum. PSHE coverage has been based on the recommendations of the PSHE Association and aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

KEY STAGE 3

Y7 Tutorial Programme

  • Critical thinking and evaluating controversial issues;
  • Political systems and democracy, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch;
  • The operation of Parliament, including voting and elections and the role of political parties;
  • British Values;
  • The justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of the courts and tribunals;
  • Personal well-being (growing up; puberty and personal hygiene)

Y7 PHSE Days

  • Human Rights
  • British Values
  • Financial literacy
  • Enterprise
  • Mock Election
  • Democracy

 

Y8 Tutorial Programme

  • Critical thinking and evaluating controversial issues;
  • British Values;
  • The justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of the courts and tribunals;
  • Public institutions and voluntary groups
  • Active citizenship
  • Healthy relationships
  • Additional 4 week Healthy Relationship workshop programme run by CLEAR http://www.clearsupport.net/Healthy%20Relationships/
  • Financial Literacy
  • Work/Life planning
  • Mental Health
  • E-Safety
  • FGM
  • Prevent agenda

Y8 PHSE Days

  • Diversity
  • Discrimination laws
  • Independent Careers Advice and Guidance
  • Stereotypes
  • Growing up
  • First Aid
  • Personal safety
  • Drugs, smoking and alcohol awareness advice and guidance
  • Independent careers information, advice and guidance
  • Independent living
  • Financial literacy

KEY STAGE 4

Y9 Tutorial Programme

  • Critical thinking and evaluating controversial issues;
  • Parliamentary democracy and the constitution of the United Kingdom
  • Roles of the executive, legislature, judiciary and free press
  • Role of citizens in the community
  • Body image; cosmetic surgery
  • Relationships

Y9 PHSE Days

  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Mental health
  • Financial literacy
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Substance abuse
  • Independent careers information, advice and guidance
  • Relationships
  • GCSE Ready

 

Y10 Tutorial Programme

  • Critical thinking and evaluating controversial issues;
  • Electoral systems locally, nationally and beyond.
  • Systems and forms of government beyond the United Kingdom
  • Local, regional and international governance
  • United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the rest of the world.
  • Sexuality and sexual relationships
  • Emotional literacy

Y10 PHSE Days

  • Diversity
  • Discrimination laws
  • British Values
  • Extremism
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Safety
  • Sexual Relationships Education
  • Drugs, smoking and alcohol awareness

Y11 Tutorial Programme

  • Critical thinking and evaluating controversial issues;
  • Legal system in the UK
  • Different sources of law
  • Diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK
  • British Values

Y11 PHSE Days

  • Post-16 options
  • Independent Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Financial literacy
  • Personal safety
  • Consumer Rights

VI FORM

Y12 & Y13 Tutorial Programme

  • Critical thinking and evaluating controversial issues;
  • Healthy relationships
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Work/Life planning
  • Mental Health
  • E-Safety
  • FGM
  • Prevent agenda

Y12 & Y13 PHSE Days

  • Drugs and alcohol awareness
  • Sexual relationships education
  • Mental health
  • Higher education information, advice and guidance
  • Independent careers information, advice and guidance
  • Independent living
  • Financial literacy

CAREERS

Citizenship and PSHE education at CSIA helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. All job roles require the skills and knowledge gained through this study.

TRIPS AND VISITS

We have a diverse range of speakers and outside agencies that come in to talk to our students about different issues on PSHE Days.  These include:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
  • YZUP – drugs and alcohol awareness
  • Brook – sexual advisory service
  • Penhaligons Friends – bereavement
  • St John’s Ambulance
  • Plymouth Hope – refugee support
  • CLEAR – Healthy Relationships workshops
  • Invictus Trust
  • Hear our Voice – Youth mental health awareness

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