La Sainte Union

La Sainte Union Catholic School

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"The school's values of tolerance, respect and compassion permeate throughout the curriculum."

Ofsted 2016

"Pupils thrive academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally."

Ofsted 2016

"Staff and the pupils are rightfully proud of the beautiful and large school site."

Ofsted 2016

"Both pupils and their teachers have high aspirations for their achievements, both culturally and academically."

Ofsted 2016

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Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

La Sainte Union provides a programme of lessons and events to help pupils manage their lives and to thrive as individuals and members of society. The programme follows National Curriculum recommendations, responds to the needs of different Year Groups and is sufficiently flexible to enable us to respond to relevant issues in politics and the media. Our programmes ensure that pupils understand and value a democratic way of life.  Through assemblies and lessons, pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their interaction with others and to understand their rights and responsibility according to Catholic social teaching. In this way, they are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of life in modern Britain.

The primary focus of PSHCE is to help pupils manage different kinds of risk, make well informed decisions, consider a range of perspectives and express their views confidently. We invite speakers from a wide range of specialist organisations, organise theatre performances and provide regular opportunities for pupils to make presentations and run lessons on themes they have prioritised. The Safer School Committee, for example, has organised assemblies on 'Shadism', Sexualisation and the Media and the Media and Disability. Year 11 pupils have also run lessons and assemblies on feminism.  Peer Mentors also lead on lessons on friendship and anti-bullying for Year 7 pupils.

Key areas such as sexual health and relationships, financial awareness and drugs education takes place on Community Drop Down Days when specialist facilitators support our own staff in providing opportunities for more in-depth study.  Most lessons are designed by the PSHE Co-ordinator and delivered by Form Tutors once a week but Citizenship themes are also addressed in other subject lessons.  

 

Key Stage 3: topics in PSHCE lessons

Autumn Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Black History 
Settling into School 
Form Council 
E-safety 
Friendship
Safer School theme  

Friendship
Cliques
Black History 

Form Council 
Safer Schools
Personal safety

E-safety  

Black History
E-safety 
Media and Sexualisation 
Form Council 
Safer Schools 
Body image 
Sexual Exploitation 
Knife Crime/Gang Activity

Spring Term 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Body Image
Puberty
Discrimination
Form Council
Smoking
Safer School theme 

First Aid
Sexual Bullying
Emotional Health
Sexual Exploitation
Form Council
Safer Schools 

Stress
Form Council
Careers
Subject Options

Summer Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Alcohol/Drugs 
Form Council 
Victim Support  
Safer School theme 
Refugee Week 
FGM 

Sexual Health  
Healthy Eating 
Safer School theme  
Refugee Week 
FGM 

Form Council
FGM 
Refugee Week 
Safer School theme 

Key Stage 4:  topics in PSHCE lessons

Autumn Term

Year 10

   Year 11

Black History      Black History
Drugs and Alcohol     Emotional Health
Sexualisation and Media    Sexualisation and Media
Families and Relationships    Relationships in Families
Young People and Stress
Safer School theme
   Safer School theme
 


Spring Term

Year 10

   Year 11

E-safety    Domestic violence
Exploitation in Relationships
Domestic Violence  
   Sexual violence
   Parliament & Government
Parliament & Government
Safer School theme
   Safer School theme
   
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