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Personal, Social and Health Education

The Year 9 PSHE curriculum starts off with a clear focus on the different aspects of mental health. Students are guided through the possible issues surrounding mental health and given clear direction as to where they can find support. They will then move onto looking at how to withstand the pressures that can arise as a teenager in everyday society, such as been persuaded into smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs. The content will then look at the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships and important topics within that such as consent and the sharing of explicit images. Within the relationships aspect we will also look at how the media and celebrities can influence decisions and make aspects unrealistic. The sessions will finally move towards budgeting and financial planning, looking at risks in investment and the issues of gambling. Throughout all of the topics the students will be given clear support and guidance and shown where they can turn to receive the next level of advice.

Course Overview

  • Mental health
  • Peer Pressure
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Media portrayal of relationships
  • Consent and sharing explicit images
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Gambling


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 9 PSHCE Scheme of Learning
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- 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
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective 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
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent