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Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

PSHCE at Enfield County School encourages our pupils to become active citizens by helping them to develop their social, moral, spiritual and cultural education. 

There are elements of our curriculum which are statutory and must be covered for example Relationships and Sex Education, Health Education and Physical and Mental Wellbeing.

PSHCE education is about enabling pupils to safely make informed decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. We want our young people to leave school with an understanding and awareness of society including aspects of political, legal and economic systems. We aim to ensure all students develop the social and moral awareness to thrive in society. PSHCE is delivered through PSHCE lessons, form time and assemblies.

 

Year 7

Students have weekly lessons which begin in the Autumn term. Students complete a scheme of work based on friendship which enables them to settle in to secondary school and make friends.

Following on from this, through the year students will work on various topics including: British values, diversity and identity, puberty, health and body image, mindfulness and personal finance.

 

Year 8 

In the Spring term students have the chance to watch a Forum theatre play and take part in a workshop.

The topic of the workshop varies and will be based on relevant themes at the time. Previous topics have included: Healthy relationships, e-safety and cyberbullying and mental health.

Students also receive PSHCE via form time and assemblies.

 

Year 9 

Students receive fortnightly PSHCE lessons.

The topics explored in lessons include:

Body image, Relationships and Sex education, Positive relationships, Cybercrime and Money matters.

In the Spring term students have the chance to watch a Forum theatre play and take part in a workshop. This workshop will be on Relationships and Sex education.

In the Autumn term Year 9 students have the opportunity to take part in the annual Citizenship Foundation Magistrates competition. Students are interviewed for roles including lawyers, magistrates, ushers, legal advisor, witnesses and even the defendant.

Once a legal team has been selected they practise to compete in a competition with other schools, whilst learning about the various elements of the legal field.

We have won our local heat for the past 3 years, the regional heat for the last 2 years and came 6th in the 2017 national finals.


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms J Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

Subject Documents Date  
Curriculum INTENT PSHCE 18th Nov 2019 Download
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