Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) will be delivered through 2 hours of curriculum time a fortnight in Year 7. The curriculum time will be divided half-termly by 3 core themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Living in the Wider World

All aspects of PSHE will be taught as a spiral programme which includes the recurrence of these 3 core themes as a student progresses through Orsett Heath Academy. With each delivery of the theme, the level of demand increases and learning is progressively deepened.

For further details, please see our PSHE and RSE Policy – Click here

Purpose of the PSHE Curriculum:

  1. To build on knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase
  2. To acknowledge and address the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary schools, the challenge of adolescence and their increasing independence
  3. To enable students to build knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenge of life
  4. To allow students to learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media

To view the PSHE Learning Journey – Click HERE