PSE

Overview of PSHE provision in YBD

Our PSHE curriculum aims to enable pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. We continually evaluate the content and effectiveness of our PSHE provision so that our pupils gain an awareness of the current issues in society, through fun and engaging lessons.

Year 7

PSHE is integrated into the newly-formed Health and wellbeing, and Humanities areas of learning and experience. Topics covered include Food and Nutrition, emotional wellbeing, citizenship and awareness of current affairs.

Years 8 & 9

Each pupil receives a timetabled 1-hour lesson per fortnight. Delivered by the PSHE team, the scheme of work covers areas such as healthy relationships, mental and emotional wellbeing, an introduction to employability skills and eSafety.

Year 10

We have embarked on a pioneering approach to delivering PSHE in Year 10. We have started to develop our very own Cwricwlwm Byw. Each pupil receives 5 hours of provision a fortnight and is taught in blocks of either 2 or 3 hours to enable us to be flexible in the way we deliver the course. Areas of study for this course include Body, Mind, Awareness, My Role, Money Matters, Employability and Project Based Learning.

Year 11

Each pupil receives a timetabled 1-hour lesson per fortnight. Delivered by the PSHE team, the scheme of work covers areas such as Sex and Relationships, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, Awareness of Current Affairs and Careers.

Sixth Form

Each pupil receives a timetabled 1-hour lesson per fortnight. Delivered by the PSHE team, the scheme of work covers areas that focus on the pupils’ progression into the next phase of education, employment or training. In Year 13, pupils will use this time to work on their UCAS applications and researching careers.

Employability

We are currently working closely with Careers Wales to remodel our employability provision. Our aim is to deliver high quality lessons to develop employability knowledge and skills across all year groups. This will be done by engaging with local employers and businesses in line with the New Curriculum for Wales, so that when our pupils leave us they will be ambitious, enterprising and informed citizens ready to embark on whatever path they choose.

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