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Curriculum Intent

PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education and RSE (relationship and sex education) helps children and students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.‚Äč

At Fullhurst Community College the PSHE education and RSE curriculum equips our children and students with the ability to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Ensuring they are prepared for life's challenges, opportunities and responsibilities they will face growing up.

PSHE education and RSE plays a pivotal role at Fullhurst to help children and students to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn.

PSHE education and RSE happens on a daily basis through assemblies, tutor activities and timetabled PSHE lessons. The provision of the PSHE Education is split into three core themes and the programme developed over the course of KS3 and KS4.  All learning opportunities occur in line with the statutory guidance from the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education document 2019 and the latest PHSE Association’s programme of study for PSHE education, which sits alongside the National Curriculum. The provision at Fullhurst is not limited to this statutory guidance.

We also work with a number of local and national organisations to support the delivery of the PSHE education curriculum. 

Core Theme 1: Health & Wellbeing

This core theme focuses on:

  • how to manage transition

  • how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing;

  • how to make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol and tobacco; maintaining a balanced diet; physical activity; mental and emotional health and wellbeing; and sexual health

  • about parenthood and the consequences of teenage pregnancy

  • how to assess and manage risks to health; and to keep themselves and others safe

  • how to identify and access help, advice and support

  • how to respond in an emergency, including administering first aid

  • the role and influence of the media on lifestyle

Core Theme 2: Relationships

This core theme focuses on:

  • how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts and to develop parenting skills

  • how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

  • how to deal with risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying (including the distinct challenges posed by online bullying) and abuse, sexual and other violence and online encounters

  • about the concept of consent in a variety of contexts (including in sexual relationships)

  • about managing loss including bereavement, separation and divorce

  • to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community

  • how to identify and access appropriate advice and support

Core Theme 3: Living in the Wider World

(Economic Wellbeing, Careers and the World of Work)

This core theme focuses on:

  • about rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy

  • how to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious

  • how to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience

  • about the economic and business environment

  • how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers.

Students in all years have 1 PSHE lesson per week. The delivery of the PSHE curriculum is supplemented by Assembly, Tutor Time activities and external programmes. 

Fullhurst Community College

Imperial Campus
Imperial Avenue

Fosse Campus
3 Ellesmere Rd

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781