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
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1
Y7 Personal Finance SRE Substances Citizenship Careers
Y8 Substances Personal Finance Citizenship Careers SRE
Y9 Citizenship Careers Personal Finance SRE Substances
Y10 SRE Citizenship Careers Substances Personal Finance
Y11 Careers Substances SRE Revision Revision

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 Growth Mindset British Values Careers

Reflective Fridays and Assemblies

Alongside the PSHE mornings and Personal Development, on a Friday, during the 20 minute engagement period, their tutor will deliver session which will cover a PSHE theme. The students will also have an assembly each week, which will also cover a PSHE theme. These sessions planned to be are reactive to the student’s needs and worldwide/national/local events, for example “Anti-Bullying Week”.

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.