PSCHE at Loxford School of Science & Technology
At Loxford School of Science and Technology, the aim is to ensure that the PSCHE programme helps students to lead confident and healthy lives both as individuals and as members of the wider community.
PSCHE gives students the opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing. It helps them to understand and responsibly manage a wide range of relationships as they get older and to show respect for diversity and differences between people. This is especially important at Loxford where there are approximately 50 languages spoken as a mother tongue.
Through work in lesson time and a wide range of activities beyond the curriculum including outside speakers, students gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthy lives and to deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they face as they approach adulthood. As a result, PSCHE seeks to help students to
• Develop confidence, independence, responsibility and personal identity
• Make the most of their abilities
• Develop healthy, safe lifestyles
• Develop good relationships and to respect the differences between people
• Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to become effective and active members of the community
The specific units that are followed in each year group are
Year 7 – Bullying, Healthy Lifestyles, Community, Values, SRE and Drugs Education
Year 8 – Safety, Relationships, Global Politics, Crime, Stereotyping, SRE and Drugs Education
Year 9 – Safety, The Environment, Global Citizenship, Options, SRE and Drugs Education.
Year 10 – Safety, Global Issues, Rights and Responsibilities, The EU, SRE and Drugs Education
Year 11 – CVs, Interview techniques, Global Issues, SRE and Drugs Education
Year 12 – Personal Statements, Thinking Skills, Looking at Universities, Relationships, SRE and Drugs Education
Year 13 – Thinking Skills, Global Issues, Relationships, SRE and Drugs Education
In Key Stages 3 and 4, these topics are covered in 15 minute sessions at the end of the day.
At Key Stage 5, the students have a 1 hour session with their tutors each week.
This is all done in the knowledge that Loxford produces happy, healthy students with an insight into the world they live in.
Please click on the following links to view the task calendar's for each year group,
BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class
BBC - Careers Toolbox
BBC - Citizenship
Channel 4 - PSHE Interactive resources
Channel 4 - Life Stuff Handz on