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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 Information

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 year we have dedicated five PSHE days across the academic year to ensure all students receive excellent PSHE education. The dates are as follows:

Day 1: Tuesday 17th November (week 2) 

Day 2: Tuesday 2nd February (week 1)

Day 3: Thursday 25th March (week 1)

Day 4: Thursday 20th May (week 1)

Day 5: Tuesday 15th June (week 1)

During the PSHE days, all students from Years 7-13 will follow a bespoke timetable of PSHE lessons delivered by the pastoral teams. Each of these days will have a centralised theme, linked to the wider Pastoral Development Programme across each half term. The lessons on this day are bespoke to each year group and have been carefully planned to make sure content is focused on the needs of the students and is age appropriate.

YEAR 7

On Tuesday 17th November, our theme is Health and Well-being. Year 7 will study the following topics:

Puberty

Exploring the emotional, social and physical changes that happen during puberty. Understanding how girls develop during puberty. Understanding how to empathise with those that are starting puberty and recognise how to support them.

Puberty & Periods

Physical and emotional changes that happen to girls during puberty. Understanding the basics of the menstrual cycle and the range of feminine protection products available.

Hygiene & health at puberty

Understanding the ways in which diet, exercise, hygiene, and sleep contribute to being healthy. How important personal hygiene is and how to achieve it.

Self-esteem and Empowerment

The concept of self-esteem and recognising behaviours linked to low and high self-esteem. Strategies to help someone who has low self-esteem and the wide range of influences on self-esteem. 

Being Assertive

Effective ways to communicate personal boundaries and show respect for the boundaries of others. No one has the right to touch anyone else in a sexual manner if they do not want to be touched.

Student workbooks have been created to support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, they will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some girls may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education in school, we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in these lessons. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher

YEAR 8

On Tuesday 17th November, our theme is Health and Well-being. Year 8 will study the following topics:

Mental Health

Defining the term mental health. Exploring why we say we are OK when we are not. Types of mental illnesses and strategies to maintain positive mental wellbeing.

Self-Image

What is body image? Exploring what impacts body image for boys and girls. Ways someone can improve their own or a friend's self-esteem. 

Keeping safe from abuse

Understanding the different forms of child abuse. Exploring the common signs and symptoms of abuse. Knowing who to talk to and where to access support and help in relation to any form of abuse. 

Bullying behaviours

The meaning of bullying and cyberbullying and the impact it can have on an individual. Appropriate ways of responding to discriminating, hurtful or intimidating behaviour. Where to seek support and advice on bullying/cyberbullying

Stress Management

What causes stress and how to deal with it. Recognising pleasurable times are when we are engaging with the world through our senses rather than thoughts.

Student workbooks have been created to support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, they will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some girls may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, with you at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education in school, we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in these lessons. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher

YEAR 9

On Tuesday 17th November, our theme is Health and Well-being. Year 9 will study the following topics:

Changes in self-esteem

Defining the term self-esteem and explain how it impacts us. Exploring why people do not necessarily respond in the same way to similar situations and that different people may express their feelings in many different ways.

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying explored

Forms of HBT Bullying. The impact HBT Bullying is having on young people in society. Support schools and students can give to those impacted by the effects of HBT bullying.

Grief and Loss

What is grief? How does it affects people? Understand how grief can impact people in a variety of different ways and how you can support a friend or family member. Evaluate what support networks are available to help those grieving.

Body image, media and airbrushing

Describing how photo editing and airbrushing are contributing to a false sense of beauty. Exploring what it means to be body positive and body neutral. Evaluating the impact advertisements are having on our self-esteem. 

Reducing the risk of cancer

Exploring the health benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Exploring how diet, stress and life situations can impact on health.

Student workbooks have been created to support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, they will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some girls may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, with you at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education in school, we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in these lessons. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher

YEAR 10

 

Many topics covered in PSHE education are complex and sometimes sensitive and it is important for students to engage with such topics in discussions and activities facilitated by a teacher, within a safe classroom environment. Therefore, on Tuesday 17th November, Year 10 students will not take part in a PSHE day as intended but will instead follow their usual school timetable of GCSE lessons whilst working remotely. Work will be set on Show My Homework and students will continue to complete work for their subjects in their workbooks. Please not that online lessons for Year 10 will be suspended on this day as subject teachers will be involved in delivering the PSHE curriculum to other year groups.

We do not want Year 10 to miss out on this opportunity. Therefore, the content of the Year 10 PSHE lessons, on the theme of Health and Well-being, will be delivered to students at a later date when they return to school.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school. Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in PSHE lessons later this academic year. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found  found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher

YEAR 11

On Tuesday 17th November, our theme is Health and Well-being. Year 11 will study the following topics:

Teenage Pregnancy Choices

Understand the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. What to do if you think you or a friend is pregnant. Options available for unplanned pregnancies.

Abortion- Laws, Morals, Thoughts and Feelings

Examine what is meant by abortion and the law regarding abortion. Consider different reasons why women have abortions. Religious and legal perspectives on abortion in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Challenges of Parenthood

Understand the challenges that raising a child presents for a couple. The impact parenthood has on teenagers. Ways people can become parents in 2020.

The Difference Between Love and Abuse

Describing a positive and healthy relationship. The different types of abuse that exist. Where to turn to for help with abusive relationships.

Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer & Screening

Knowing the risk factors and common symptoms of breast cancer. How to perform a breast self-examination. The importance of a smear test and cervical screening.

Student workbooks have been created to support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, they will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some girls may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, with you at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education in school, we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in these lessons. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher

YEAR 12

On Tuesday 17th November, our theme is Health and Well-being. Year 12 will study the following topics:

Teenage Pregnancy Choices

Understand the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. What to do if you think you or a friend is pregnant. Options available for unplanned pregnancies.

Abortion- Laws, Morals, Thoughts and Feelings

Examine what is meant by abortion and the law regarding abortion. Consider different reasons why women have abortions. Religious and legal perspectives on abortion in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Challenges of Parenthood

Understand the challenges that raising a child presents for a couple. The impact parenthood has on teenagers. Ways people can become parents in 2020.

The Difference Between Love and Abuse

Describing a positive and healthy relationship. The different types of abuse that exist. Where to turn to for help with abusive relationships.

Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer & Screening

Knowing the risk factors and common symptoms of breast cancer. How to perform a breast self-examination. The importance of a smear test and cervical screening.

Student workbooks have been created to support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, they will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some girls may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, with you at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education in school, we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in these lessons. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher

YEAR 13

 

On Tuesday 17th November, our theme is Health and Well-being. Year 13 will study the following topics:

Teenage Pregnancy Choices

Understand the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. What to do if you think you or a friend is pregnant. Options available for unplanned pregnancies.

Abortion- Laws, Morals, Thoughts and Feelings

Examine what is meant by abortion and the law regarding abortion. Consider different reasons why women have abortions. Religious and legal perspectives on abortion in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Challenges of Parenthood

Understand the challenges that raising a child presents for a couple. The impact parenthood has on teenagers. Ways people can become parents in 2020.

The Difference Between Love and Abuse

Describing a positive and healthy relationship. The different types of abuse that exist. Where to turn to for help with abusive relationships.

Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer & Screening

Knowing the risk factors and common symptoms of breast cancer. How to perform a breast self-examination. The importance of a smear test and cervical screening.

Student workbooks have been created to support students learning throughout the day. In lessons, they will have opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. At the end of the school day, students will be able to take their workbooks away with them to allow them to reflect on their learning and to give you the opportunity to discuss the topics with them at home. It is likely that some girls may have additional questions when they come home. Having the opportunity to share and discuss what they have learnt at school, with you at home, is an important part of PSHE education.

Following the release of the new statuary guidance from the Department for Education on Relationships and Sex Education in school, we will be contacting parents in the near future to provide more information about the topics and resources being used in these lessons. A period of parent consultation will also take place. If you would like to view the framework in advance of this, it can be found by clicking here.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents in order to support all students in our school.  If you would like to find out any more information or discuss any concerns before or after this event, please do contact us via telephone 020 8647 8294 or via email office@chsg.org.uk 

Mrs A Driver, Assistant Headteacher