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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

PSHE Term 2b

As a part of every child’s education at Carshalton High School for Girls, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme.

PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. This academic year PSHE is being taught through our Personal Development Curriculum during afternoon tutor times and dedicated focus days timetabled throughout the school year.

In the next half-term, students will receive Personal Development lessons focusing on the themes of Living in the Wider World. Below is an outline of the topics students will be covering:

Year 7

  •  Democracy
  •  Youth Parliament and the Make Your Mark ballot
  •  Online safety and privacy
  •  Finance and budgeting
  •  Earth Day
  •  Understanding autism

Year 7

  •  Democracy
  •  Youth Parliament and the Make Your Mark ballot
  •  Online safety and privacy
  •  Finance and budgeting
  •  Earth Day
  •  Understanding autism

Year 8

  •  Democracy
  •  Youth Parliament and the Make Your Mark ballot
  •  Online safety, privacy and your digital footprint
  •  Misinformation and disinformation
  •  Earth Day
  •  Understanding autism

Year 9

  •  Democracy
  •  Youth Parliament and the Make Your Mark ballot
  •  Online safety - managing social media
  •  Finance - managing money
  •  Earth Day
  •  Understanding autism

Year 10

  •  Democracy
  •  Youth Parliament and the Make Your Mark ballot
  •  Online safety - including obsessive online behaviours and trolling
  •  Finance - including taxes
  •  Earth Day
  •  Understanding autism

Year 11

  •  Democracy
  •  Youth Parliament and the Make Your Mark ballot
  •  Online safety - including fraud and social engineering
  •  Finance - including "What does money mean to you?" and money worries
  •  Earth Day
  •  Understanding autism

In lessons, students will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. Student workbooks have also been created to support student’s learning. Students are signposted (through the Pastoral Development Curriculum lessons and workbooks) towards age appropriate additional support websites and apps that are suitable and relevant to the content covered.

It is important for students to reflect on what they have learnt during their lessons; there will be opportunities for them to do this verbally and in a written format during lesson times. We also hope that students will take the opportunity to share what they have learnt with their families.

Some lessons in the curriculum plan above will focus on more sensitive topics within PSHE. Having an open dialogue with parents about our curriculum and any issues that may arise is important to ensure that we meet the needs of all of our students. If there is any information we should be aware or any concerns you may have, please contact your child’s Head of Year