Head of PSHE: Mrs N Atherton

As a part of your child’s education at Hawkley Hall High School 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.

Our overall aim is that students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their own lives now and in the future. As part of the whole school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE Overview

Throughout school, students have two hours in five half terms to cover five core themes:

  • Personal Finance
  • Citizenship
  • Substances
  • Sex & Relationships
  • Careers

Personal Development

In Year 7, students have one hour a week of Personal Development, which covers PSHE Themes.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Transition Bullying Mental Health British Values Diversity Growth Mindset

PSHE engagement lessons and assemblies

All students have a 25-minute PSHE lesson once per week during their engagement period delivered by their form teacher. This covers the PSHE general curriculum and topical events such as memorial day or anti-bullying week. Students also attend an assembly once per week which covers a PSHE topic delivered by teaching staff or external agency speakers.

We hold drop down sessions throughout the year where we feel appropriate which responds to student feedback on any particular areas for more coverage on PSHE topics such as body image.

Relationships and Sex Education

RSE lessons in all year groups will include teaching about healthy relationships, including friendships and intimate relationships; families; growing and changing, including puberty; changing feelings; becoming more independent; keeping safe and consent; developing self-esteem and confidence. Pupils will also have opportunities to ask questions that help prepare them for relationships of all kinds in the modern world.
Please read the new School Policy on RSE below which includes the right to withdraw your child and the process for this.