The purpose of the PSHE curriculum is to provide knowledge and understanding of safe and and healthy relationships based on respect. This is to encourage the development of safe and healthy relationships throughout life. The subject is designed to help children from all backgrounds build positive and safe relationships and to thrive in modern Britain. 

Although we use a whole School approach with regards to the delivery of our Spiral curriculum, pupils in Key stage 3 will have an opportunity to explore the content in each unit. Pupils will gain a more in depth understanding of the units as they progress through the years, with a specific insight into the following content. 

PSHE Curriculum - KS3.pdf

Attainment Criteria 

Driving Questions in Specific Topics 

Examples of driving questions in specific topics 11-16.docx.pdf

Subjects Covered 

Jigsaw Approach to Safeguarding and Consent 


Protected Characteristics Ofsted and Jigsaw 

Protected-characteristics-Ofsted-and-Jigsaw (1).pdf

Preventing Racism With Jigsaw



Schemes of Work

Term 1 - Being Me In My World

In term 1 students explore the topic of 'being me in my world'. This enables students to learn about managing the risks of online and offline behaviour, alongside how to be safe online. Social media can have a profound impact on young people in today's society and students will be learning how this can impact their lives both positively and negatively. 

Please see a sample below of some of the content covered in the topic of 'being me in my world'. You will see copies of sample lessons plans below:  

What Makes Me Unique 

Can I Identify What Influences Me

Emoji mat.docx.pdf

Consequences of Online and Offline Activity

Term 2 - Celebrating differences

To mark the start of Term 2 we began our celebrating difference topic with a specific lesson on organised crime and coercive friendships.

Term two will include topics such as Equality, diversity, and discriminations. The students will be able to explore the legislation surrounding discrimination and the Nine protected characteristics.

Please see a sample of our specifically planned lesson on unsafe friendships and County lines. 

County Lines and Unsafe Friendships 

Prejudice and Discriminations