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PHSCE

Effective PHSE and Citizenship should develop personal, social and moral responsibility, along with an understanding of Careers and financial planning. Citizenship encourages respect of cultural diversity and identities and addresses issues relating to social justice, human rights, community cohesion and global interdependence. They will empower pupils to make a difference to not only their own lives but also the lives of others both locally and globally. At Bury Church of England High School we want pupils to become fulfilled, self-motivated, responsible and caring members of society. Our PHSE and Citizenship programme will encourage pupils to consider their own strengths and weaknesses and reflect on the world around them to make informed choices. Pupils are encouraged to act in a caring and Christian manner, realising the worth of every individual, including themselves, in the eyes of God.

Our PHSE and Citizenship programme aims to achieve the outcomes of ECM and SEAL and provides young people with the opportunity to become:

During PHSCE Activities we will achieve these aims by helping pupils to:

1. Develop an understanding of the key concepts which underpin the study of PHSCE in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding by:

2. Understand the key processes and essential skills required in PHSCE to enable them to make progress by:

The study of personal wellbeing and economic wellbeing should include:

During Citizenship activities we will achieve these aims by helping pupils to develop an understanding of the key concepts which underpin the study of citizenship in order to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding by:

Understand the key processes and essential skills required in citizenship to enable them to make progress by:

Focusing on the political and social dimensions of living together in the UK and making sense of the world today by:

We aim to provide the following curriculum opportunities for pupils to:

Key Stages 3 & 4

At Key Stage 3&4, PSHE is studied in one lesson per fortnight. The course follows the statutory guidance for PSHCE. There are two key areas of learning in PSHE: economic well-being (careers, finance and enterprise) and personal well-being (health and relationships, including SRE - Sex and Relationships Education). These key areas cover the three core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

Lessons provide a safe and supportive learning environment where students can develop the confidence to ask questions, challenge the information they are offered, draw on their own experience, express their views and opinions and put what they have learned into practice in their own lives.

In addition to this, pupils in Years 7-10 will participate in a career focused Deeper Learning Day.

Click here to view our PSHE & Citizenship curriculum map

Extra Curricular Activities

Youth Cabinet – discussing issues which affect young people in Bury

Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award – carrying out a set of leadership challenges within the community that “serve others” in Year 7&8.

School Council – discussing issues that affect our pupils and campaigning for change.

Charities Group – this is a sub group of the School Council which works tirelessly to raise money for charities both locally and nationally. We also volunteer in the community to help contribute as active citizens.

Careers Club – this weekly lunchtime club hosts talks from employers about their careers as well as offering support to students with career exploration, college applications, CV writing, securing work experience etc.