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PSHE Curriculum

At UTC Plymouth the PSHE curriculum is based on the learning outcomes from the PSHE Personal Wellbeing and Economic Wellbeing Programmes of Study, as well as national guidance from the PSHE Association. These consist of Health and Wellbieng, Relationship and Living in the Wider World. The curriculum is aimed to equip students with knowledge and understanding as young adults when they leave us. All students within the school receive one PSHE lesson a week, year 7-11 and are taught by a small team of teachers. The mentor sessions every morning complement the PSHE curriculum allowing students to build positive relationships and feel comfortable in the conversations they are having with all staff involved with delivering the PSHE curriculum.

The purpose of each lesson is made clear and linked to everyday real life situations.

Appropriate learning experiences are planned and meet the needs of all the students in the class. Learning experiences draw on student’s own experiences or existing knowledge and provide a range of opportunities for students to learn, practise and demonstrate skills, attitudes and knowledge and understanding.

Time is given for students to reflect, consolidate and apply their learning.

Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to record their own progress as well as having discussions with their form tutor about how they can get the most from their time in school.

The world is full of complex and sometimes conflicting values. Personal well-being helps students explore this complexity and reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes. They identify and articulate feelings and emotions, learn to manage new or difficult situations positively and form and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people. Personal wellbeing makes a major contribution to the promotion of personal development.


To read our PSHE policy please visit our policies page

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