Personal, Social and Health Education
The main aim of PSHE in year 7 at Allerton Grange is to make the transition process from Primary School as smooth as possible. We work hard to allow all students the opportunity to feel comfortable and start to achieve their potential in their new surroundings.
The topics covered in Year 7 have been planned with a clear purpose of making the students aware of key concepts of everyday life and how to approach and deal with these if necessary.
- Transition from primary to secondary school
- Different backgrounds and cultures
- Staying safe
In the first half term students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of topics that all relate to moving into a new school environment. Such as the formation of new friendship groups and what makes each student at AGS unique. They will also look at ways to seek support and advice if necessary. This will hopefully allow the students to feel as comfortable as possible in the first half term and diffuse any fears and misconceptions that they may have had about moving to high school.
As the year progresses students will start to look at the life in their local community and how it has developed over the years, looking at how they can help out and make a difference within their community. They will then focus on a number of different aspects, most of which will look at keeping them safe both inside and outside of school and lots of content based around relationships.
In the final term, the students will look at enterprise and how to create a successful business model, looking specifically at success stories from some of the world’s top CEO’s.
In order to create a PSHE curriculum that is as engaging as possible, we often use guest speakers to supplement what is covered during form time. This has been an extremely successful aspect of Personal, Social, and Health Education and the students find it extremely beneficial hearing from somebody who has experienced a specific issue first hand. Their experiences and success stories, coupled with advice, gives students a clear insight into how, sometimes serious, issues can be overcome.