Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)
PSHE at Enfield County School for Girls teaches our pupils to become responsible citizens; developing their skills both morally and socially to enable them to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
Our curriculum follows the statutory Department for Education guidance which came into effect in September 2020. This guidance makes it compulsory for all schools to teach sex and relationship education (SRE) as well as health and well-being. Our PSHE policy explains how we do this.
PSHE education is about teaching pupils to make informed and safe decisions and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities. We want our young people to leave school with an understanding and awareness of British society including aspects of political, legal and economic systems.
PSHE is embedded throughout the curriculum as well as delivered in Personal Development lessons (PD), form time, assemblies and sometimes through visiting speakers, workshops and theatre performances. Our aim is that Personal Development is interesting and informative and something that will enhance the lives of all our students, helping them thrive in modern Britain and the wider world.
Students have weekly lessons Personal Development 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.
In year the PSHE curriculum is delivered throughout form time and assemblies. Topics covered include; Well-being and Mindfulness and Positive Friendships.
Students in year 8 often have a visiting theatre performance or workshop. The themes of these vary but previous topics have included; Healthy Relationships, E-Safety and Cyberbullying and Mental Health.
Students receive fortnightly Personal Development 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 always performed really well in this competition, winning our local heat for the past 3 years, the regional heat for the last 2 years.
The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms J Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.
Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8363 3030.