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PSHE Years 7-13



Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils' education (Department for Education, 2020).

At Nonsuch High School for Girls we aim to empower our young people and enrich their lives to ensure they aspire to take their centre stage place in the world.   We want students to enjoy learning, to become independent and effective learners and to achieve academic success in an atmosphere that fosters positive relationships and mental health, promotes equality and celebrates diversity.

Our PSHE programme is rooted in our school values of POSITIVY, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, COURAGE, ENDEAVOUR (PRICE) and aims to empower each child with the knowledge and skills required to safely and successfully make informed decisions, enable them to support their own wellbeing and form positive relationships within our diverse community.   This will aid them in navigating their way through life whilst at school and for the years that follow.

We recognise that PSHE can encompass many areas of study and so our programme draws on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on:  drug education, financial education, relationship and sex education (RSE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

We continue to develop the PSHE programme to ensure that it is live and responsive and best reflect the needs of our current children.   We have developed a thematic approach to allow us to do this which enables us to combine what we are teaching in our PSHE lesson with content in our assemblies and form time.   The diagram below indicates the Themes that are currently taught.   At the bottom of the page you can find our Long-term Plan of the Y7-11 PSHE curriculum.  In the same place you can find half-termly overviews for each year groups.


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Who delivers PSHE?

PSHE is taught via the weekly tutorial lesson (on either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning).   This is usually delivered by tutors, although some sessions are led by the school nurse.   We also invite outside groups to talk to students about certain issues.   


When tHEMES are taught

Please click on the relevant document below to see the Summer Term 1 PSHE programme per year group:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Year 7 Autumn Term 2 Transition 2 Year 8 Autumn Term 2 Physical and Mental Health Year 9 Autumn Term 2 Physical and Mental Health Year 10 Autumn Term 2 Physical and Mental Health
Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Long-term Plan
(Yearly overview
Year 11 Autumn Term 2 Physical and Mental Health Year 12 Autumn Term 2 Healthy Relationships Year 13 Autumn Term 2 2021 Graphic PSHE Long Term Overview Y7-11