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At OHS we pride ourselves on our thought-provoking Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic (PSHCE) education, which covers a wide range of topics, inline with statutory guidance. The curriculum is carefully planned to follow national advice, ensuring that topics are covered in an age-appropriate manner. 

We continually review and update our PSHCE provision, ensuring that it is both proactive and reactive, so students are able to make informed life choices, using up to date information, when matters arise. As well as this, we work closely with our pastoral teams to adapt to changing student needs. This gives students the chance to gain relevant knowledge and creates opportunities for discussion, at key times in their education journey. Our whole-school PSHCE activities include the following:

School Council Equalities Prefects Green Fair Reps Whole school PSHCE Focus
(LGBTQ/Neurodivergence)
Y12 Book Buddies
(Cutteslowe)
Y12 Science Mentors
(New Marston)
Y9 Football Leaders Y8 JEMS Mentors

 

PSHCE is delivered by specialist teachers through weekly timetabled lessons and whole year group assemblies. We enhance our curriculum between Year 7 and Year 11 to include regular workshops from external speakers, the school nurse and other outside agencies, such as the local police. Our Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is taught through our PSHCE curriculum, in line with our RSE policy

An example of how a PSHCE programme might look across the year is below.

Democracy Tolerance Rule of Law Individual Liberty
Year 7 Choosing Form Reps Friendships and team building lessons. School rules and expectations
Year 8 Choosing a Class Charity Equal Opportunities
Year 9 Suffragettes – author talk Stonewall Talk by Sir Ian McKellen Magistrates Court Mock Trial Human Rights unit

 

Empathy Action (Geography)

Year 10 MUNGA Stonewall Talk by Sir Ian McKellen Money (Economic Awareness Unit)

Gender and the Law

Active Citizen project
Year 11 Brexit unit Stonewall Talk by Sir Ian McKellen National insurance and employment lesson. Festival survival guide- student researched guides
Year 12 Mock Elections

Parliamentary candidates in election year

Perspectives Speaker programme e.g. Middle East Sex, Likes and Social Media Sex, Likes and Social Media
Year 13 Mock Elections

Parliamentary candidates in election year

Perspectives Speaker programme e.g. Middle East

 

Sex, Likes and Social Media Sex, Likes and Social Media

 

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