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Curriculum Intent

The PSHE curriculum at Fullhurst Community College provides students with a broad and rich; careers, citizenship, financial, health, physical, sexual and relationship education. It seeks to equip students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives both now and in the future. Through the PSHE curriculum, students learn how to stay healthy and safe, whilst preparing themselves to make the most of their life and work. The curriculum aims to allow students the opportunity to improve their own physical and mental health and their emotional and social well-being.

The PSHE curriculum aims to equip students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. It offers a place in the curriculum where difficult or ‘risky’ questions can be tackled within a safe but challenging context. It provides opportunity for students to learn about, understand and discuss/debate different world-wide topics such as relationships, drugs and alcohol, peer influences, gangs, extremism and radicalisation. The curriculum provides opportunity for students to enquire into human questions, supports problem solving and critical thinking skills. The PSHE curriculum provides students with opportunities to reflect on their own beliefs, values and understanding in the light of their study.

Studies have shown that PSHE has a direct link with young people having better mental and physical health. High quality PSHE education plays a key role in keeping young people safe, improving financial awareness, improving careers awareness and improving academic achievement.

The PSHE and Citizenship curriculum significantly contributes to Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) development at Fullhurst Community College.  It enables all students to understand the significance of SMSC issues in our contemporary culture and more so in our local community. The PSHE curriculum promotes fundamental British Values and strives to develop young people who can both contribute to and benefit from the multicultural society in which they live in. PSHE allows students to become better people with an awareness of the many issues and topics which can help them to become more accepting of people’s differences and allow society to be more accepting of people from any background, e.g. different gender, sexual orientation, religion etc. The PSHE curriculum seeks to nurture informed and resilient responses to misunderstanding, stereotyping and division. This enables them to participate fully in the cultural life of modern diverse Britain. 

Each year group has a bespoke curriculum and is another opportunity for students to acquire information, develop skills and positive beliefs, values and attitudes with regards to healthy relationships and sex. The lessons are taught at an age appropriate level, in a safe environment where students can ask questions, and ultimately be equipped to live safe, fulfilled and healthy lives. Please see below outline of the topics that will be delivered to students throughout the course of the year.



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Transition & Safety

Developing Skills & Aspirations


Health & Puberty

Building Relationships

Financial Decision Making

Year 8

Drugs & Alcohol

Community & Careers


Emotional Wellbeing

Identity & Relationships

Digital Literacy

Year 9

Peer Influence, Substance Use & Gangs

Setting Goals

Respectful Relationships

Healthy Lifestyle

Intimate Relationships

Employability Skills

Year 10

Mental Health

Financial Decision Making

Healthy Relationships

Exploring Influence

Addressing Extremism & Radicalism

Work Experience

Year 11

Building for the Future

Next Steps

Communication in Relationships




If you have any questions or wish to learn more about the PSHE or RSE curriculum including specifics of the topics, please contact the school via

Fullhurst Community College

Imperial Campus
Imperial Avenue

Fosse Campus
3 Ellesmere Rd

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781