Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) & Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

Vision Statement

Becoming happy, healthy and safe individuals is an integral part of all our lessons at Weatherfield Academy. Our PSHCE lessons specifically teach key facts at chronological ages to ensure that our students are as knowledgeable as possible about each aspect of the curriculum.

PSHCE/SEAL at Weatherfield Academy

Pastoral teachers and support staff teach weekly, timetabled PSHCE lessons to each class. The lessons are multi-sensory and interactive and are carefully levelled to enable each student to learn the information needed for their age group, but a level they can understand.

 

PSHCE incorporates the teaching and learning of friendships, personal safety, self esteem, anti-bullying, protective behaviours, the law, rights and responsibilities, care of the environment, careers, drugs, alcohol, smoking and relationships and sex education. Each topic is taught sensitively and with defined ground rules to ensure full participation and engagement.

 

The whole academy takes part in the national Anti-Bullying Alliance’s Anti-Bullying Week.  Educational visits and visitors enhance our PSHCE curriculum.


Each half term the whole academy has a clearly displayed SEAL value which everyone aspires to. A person from each class who has particularly demonstrated that value is selected to receive a certificate of achievement in our Friday celebration assembly.

 

At Key Stage 3, pupils are taught five weekly lessons for Literacy skills and three lessons for English, focussing on improving the quality of the books that they read and their comprehension skills.

 

At Key Stage 4 and 5, pupils have at least 4 weekly English lessons. We see English as a fundamental skill to develop.

Qualifications

Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form students incorporate their PSHCE knowledge during ASDAN Personal and Social Development qualifications at Entry Levels 1,2 and 3 and also Levels 1 and 2.

Other Information

Weatherfield Academy’s PSHCE curriculum for all students directly benefits from established partnerships with the Child and Mental Health Service, the 0-19 School Nursing Team, the anti-smoking charity, Kick Ash, the drugs and alcohol service, CAN YP and by being members of  the Relationship and Sex Education Manshead Ward Brook scheme. We are also members of the national PSHE Association and ensure that all our current practice is up to date.

 

If you would like further information about our PSHCE and SEAL curriculum please contact Mrs Nicolla Drury, Joint PSHCE Co-ordinator or Mrs Stacey Pearce, Joint PSHCE Co-ordinator via the academy office or by email:

ndrury@weatherfield.beds.sch.uk (Mrs Drury)

shawtin@weatherfield.beds.sch.uk (Mrs Pearce).

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