PSHE is at the heart of everything we do at the SSSfN and extends far beyond the remit of our PSHE curriculum. Staff work with pupils everyday both formally and informally to ensure that each individual is given the tools they need able to make choices that keep them safe.

KS3 The curriculum is based around the PSHE association programmes of study. All students in years 7 – 9 have two lessons a week.

Progress is monitored through learning ladders.


Curriculum specification: AQA Award and Certification in PSE. Entry level 3 to level 2
Students cover 7 topics to gain a certificate and 4 to gain an award.

Unit 1: Personal Action Planning
Unit 2: Drugs Education
Unit 3: Sex and Relationship Education
Unit 4: Personal Finance
Unit 5: Emotional Wellbeing
Unit 6: Healthy Lifestyles
Unit 7: Making Informed Career Choices
Unit 8: Applying for Jobs and Courses
Unit 9: Relationships, Behaviour and Practices in the Workplace
Unit 10: Personal Safety
Unit 11: Being a Critical Consumer
Unit 12: Introduction to Diversity, Prejudice and Discrimination

Moderation takes place throughout the year and a portfolio is submitted when all work meets the criteria to pass the specified qualification.

Throughout the year students will work with outside agencies:
Matthew project – Drug and relationships
Local police

New Anglian enterprise advisors and external apprentice schemes:
Young minds
Rose project