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What is PSHCEe?

The Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic (PSHCEe) curriculum at Sixth Form is a programme of learning through which our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Sixth Formers have one PSHCEe lesson every week.

National recognition for Park High’s PSHCEe provision:

We have a high quality provision of PSHCEe at Park High Sixth Form which has been recognised nationally:

  • Achieved the FPA Brook award - our RSE programme was shortlisted by a panel of young people as being in the top five in the country for showcasing excellent examples of RSE for a Brook and FPAs report and is now part of a government guidance report on best practice to be disseminated with other schools
  •  Work with the British Red Cross at showcasing best practice in First Aid and Refugee education which is also included in a report on best provision in government guidance.
  • PSHCEe also provides opportunities for student leadership through the PSHCEe Advisory Body and the Pride Youth Network who have won awards for their pioneering work. Any Sixth Former is welcome to join these organisations.

How is the Sixth Form PSHCEe curriculum determined?

  • This Sixth Form PSHCEe is drawn from the PSHE Education Programme of Study also incorporating key concepts of citizenship. The Programme of Study can be found here: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/programme-study-pshe-education-key-stages-1%E2%80%935.
  • It is also informed by local Child and Maternal Public health profiles (CHIMAT), the schools and students health education unit (SHEU), The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), staff, student and parent voice.
  • It is also developed in liaison with local professional agencies.
  • The content of the programme will be flexible according to identified need and current issues.

Year 12 topics:

  • Sixth Form transition and effective study Skills
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Employment and post-18 pathways
  • Citizenship and building cultural capital

Year 13 topics:

  • UCAS and post-18 applications
  • Financial capability
  • Preparing for independent living and adulthood
  • Staying safe and relationships
  • Revision and emotional wellbeing

Recommended websites/sources of support for PSHCEe curriculum

All areas of PSHCEe:

www.childline.org.uk – Childline provide support to young people who have concerns about themselves or their friends. They are trained listeners who will never break your confidentiality and will never judge. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can either call them on 0800 1111 or you can talk to them online at www.childline.org.uk

Emotional wellbeing:

www.samaritans.org – Samaritans: call 08457 90 90 90 any time day or night.

www.youngminds.org.uk – Young Minds is a charity which focuses on young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The site includes downloadable information leaflets on a range of topics, including self-harm, aimed at both young people and adults.  

www.b-eat.co.uk  – B-Eat, the eating disorders charity: the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight or shape

www.selfharm.co.uk – this is a website developed by someone who used to self-harm. It provides lots of support and information including access to ‘Alumina’, which is a six-week online programme to help you overcome self-harm. You can self-refer.

http://thewishcentre.org.uk/ - a local service offering self-harm support and recovery

Health and Drugs education:

http://www.nhs.uk/ - has lots of information ranging from puberty to staying physically healthy

https://www.compass-uk.org/services/harrow-young-peoples-substance-misuse-service/ - an organisation based in Harrow which works to prevent substance misuse amongst young people up to the age of 24. Self-referral is also possible.

Sexual health:


http://www.parliament.uk/education/ -  contains lots of educational games and information on what it means to be a citizen in the UK and different forms of government

http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources - website contains lots of information about humanitarian related topics and how students can become active citizens

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender support:

www.stonewall.org.uk/ - Stonewall works with a whole range of agencies to address the needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexual people in the wider community.

Tel: 020 7593 1850

www.metrocentreonline.org/ - Metro is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. METRO works with anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.

Tel: 020 8305 5000

www.akt.org.uk/ - The Albert Kennedy Trust supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.

Tel: 020 7831 6562

www.schools-out.org.uk/ Schools Out is an organisation that aims to make schools safe and inclusive for everyone.

https://switchboard.lgbt/ - LLGS provides free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK.

Tel: 0300 330 0630

www.fflag.org.uk/ - FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.

Tel: 0845 652 0311

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/ - Mermaid offers family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.

Tel: 0844 334 0550

www.brook.org.uk/ - BROOK provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.

Tel: 07 717 989 023

www.bishuk.com/ - BISH UK is for everyone over 14, who are, or are thinking about, having sex and relationships. All genders and sexualities, people with disabilities, backgrounds, beliefs and values can get in touch. Tel: 0844 334 0550