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PSHE and RSE at Coal Clough Academy

In PSHE, pupils will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work.

At Key Stage 3, students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media. 

At Key Stage 4, students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during Key Stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.  

PSHE Education at Coal Clough Academy allows all students to feel success regardless of their starting points, we cover all aspects of the statutory guidance and ensure that pupils have the understanding to leave us knowing how to live healthy, happy, successful lives. Pupils will have weekly one hour sessions with their form teachers as well as drop down days and guest speakers throughout the year. 

At Coal Clough Academy, students will complete baseline assessments at the beginning of every half term this will allow the form teacher to address any misconceptions or gaps in their knowledge and ensure that the lessons build on the pupils prior knowledge, regardless of what school they have joined us from. Pupils will know where to access external help and support as well as feel comfortable and confident to speak to teachers. There is no formative assessment instead summative assessment will be used based on the new knowledge the pupil has acquired through the lessons. 

Curriculum End Point Documentation 2023-2024

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Please note more detailed Curriculum Overviews are available on request and, in depth, ‘live’ curriculum thinking documents are held in school by teachers and continually reviewed.