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PSHCE

PSHCE

Little Lever School delivers a programme of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) through tutors. PSHCE is taught from years 7 to 11 through 50 minutes of tutorial time per week, the assembly programme and across schemes of work of all subject areas. The programme includes careers and work-related learning and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) provision.

 PSHE

The PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) course is designed to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

Within PSHE lessons we focus on real life issues which affect our pupils, their families and their communities. It engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, their experiences, and attitudes.

As part of the PSHE programme emphasis is also placed on Careers Education and progression routes post 16, with regular contributions from local sixth forms, colleges and the careers service.

PSHE topics include: Drug Education, SRE (Sex and Relationships Education), E-Safety, Mental Health Education, Choices and CEIAG.

 Citizenship

We feel it is important that our pupils leave school with an understanding of the political, legal and economic functions of adult society, and with the social and moral awareness to thrive in it.

The Citizenship course aims to enable our young people to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. It ensures that pupils have the opportunity to become: aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens; informed about the social and political world; concerned about the welfare of others; articulate in their opinions and arguments; capable of having an influence on the world; active in their communities and responsible in how they act as citizens.

We make sure that the issues which we cover in Citizenship lessons are real and topical, often using different media as stimulus for discussion and activities. The topics are sometimes sensitive, often controversial but ultimately link to what people think is right or wrong, good or bad, important or unimportant in society.

Citizenship topics include: The British Justice System and The Government, Diversity and Community, Rights and Responsibilities, The Role of the Monarchy, Personal Finance, Racism and Prejudice and Global Laws and Legislations.

 British Values

We recognise the importance of fundamental British Values and pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. These values include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As outlined in the government guidance for the Promotion of British Values:

It is expected that pupils should understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. The school’s ethos and teaching, which schools should make parents aware of, should support the rule of English civil and criminal law and schools should not teach anything that undermines it.

Little Lever School actively promotes these British Values through its SMSC strategy including: vision and ethos, policies and practices, PSHCE programme, student leadership opportunities and extra-curricular provision.