Waterhead Academy

PSHCCE - Personal Social Health, Citizenship, Careers and Economic Curriculum

Our Vision

The Personal, Social, Health, Careers, Citizenship and Economic (PSHCCE) Curriculum is focussed upon developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHCCE helps students to develop life skills to ensure that they are well prepared to respect and contribute to the wider society and life in modern Britain. High expectations are set for the promotion of tolerance, understanding and appreciation of the diverse communities in which we live.

Our PSHCCE curriculum is designed on the three core themes identified by the PSHE Association for providing best practise within the subject and utilises a combination of quality assured resources produced by the PSHE Association and Jigsaw PSHE to support delivery.

1. Living in the Wider World

2. Health and Well-Being

3. Relationships

Through active learning opportunities pupils will learn to recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities.

Mental health and emotional wellbeing run through all of the core themes. The curriculum builds students’ resilience and supports our strategy to foster core British values. The PSHCCE curriculum also plays a vital role in keeping students safe.


Leadership of PSHCCE and Careers is overseen by Mr Wilson (Assistant Principal for Personal Development) in conjunction with Mrs Poulter (KS3 PSHCCE Lead).

KS3 PSHCCE is taught through weekly timetabled lessons and during KS4 students undertake three “drop down” days throughout the course of the academic year.

To complement the PSHCCE curriculum ‘focus weeks’ are calendared throughout the academic year and delivered in conjunction with year group assemblies inclusive of a ‘thought for the week.’

Furthermore, a range of specialist providers’ support the delivery of identified areas of the curriculum. These include the Positive Steps careers team, local colleges &educational providers, regional & national businesses, Brook clinicians, visiting guest presenters in conjunction with the Speakers for Schools Charity, along with colleagues from The British Red Cross, Department for Work and Pensions and Greater Manchester Higher.

Calendar of Focus and Themes 2020-21

Related Documents


Scheme of Learning Overview Year 7

Scheme of Learning Overview Year 8

Scheme of Learning Overview Year 9

Scheme of Learning Overview Year 10

Scheme of Learning Overview Year 11