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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.

Course Overview

  • Transition from primary to secondary school
  • Friendships
  • Different backgrounds and cultures
  • Community
  • Staying safe
  • Relationships
  • Enterprise

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.

 

Guest speakers

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.

Year 7 PSHCE Scheme of Learning
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018