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Little Lever School delivers a diverse programme of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) that addresses many of the issues young people encounter in today’s world. It is taught from years 7 to 11 through 50 minutes of tutorial time per week, the assembly programme and across schemes of work in all subject areas. The programme includes careers, work-related learning, and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) provision.


The PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) course is structured to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their everyday lives, both now and in the future. We focus on real life issues which affect our pupils, their families and the communities in which they live through a range of statutory topics. These include Drugs and Alcohol Education, SRE (Sex and Relationships Education), Personal Finance and Health and Wellbeing. In addition to this a large emphasis is also placed on Careers Education and progression routes post 16, with regular contributions from local sixth forms, colleges and the careers service.


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. Some examples of recent topical issues looked at in Citizenship include the EU Referendum, The UK General Election and the events surrounding Brexit.