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Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE) at Bolder

At Bolder Academy, our PSCHE curriculum is designed to develop our students into kind, strong, brave young adults where a Bolder future awaits.

The aims of the PSCHE Curriculum

The aims of the PSCHE curriculum are to:

  1. Allow students to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
  2. Inform students of the rules and principles for keeping safe online.
  3. Provide students with the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships.
  4. Inform students of the dangers of knife crime, substance abuse and the importance of forming healthy relationships.
  5. Prepare students for the future by encouraging the development of characteristics for life such as honesty, integrity, courage, humility, kindness, generosity and trustworthiness.


How we deliver PSCHE

PSCHE is taught as part of the Culture and Society curriculum, where students have one hour of learning per week.

Students are taught:

  1. How to talk about their emotions accurately and sensitively, using appropriate vocabulary.
  2. How to identify harmful behaviours online and how to keep themselves safe.
  3. The different types of bullying (including cyber bullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders to report bullying and how and where to get help.
  4. The characteristics of positive and healthy friendships.
  5. How stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage.
  6. Acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in relationships.
  7. Basic first aid skills for common injuries.
  8. Personal hygiene and healthy eating.

Students are also taught during drop-down sessions in dedicated “Being Bold” weeks, by fully-trained staff and by external agencies. Themes are also covered in other curriculum areas, such as E-safety in Computer Science lessons, and physical well-being in PE. During form time, students also study a Thought for the Week, where they reflect on a topical issue.


Our intended Impact in PSCHE

We will know if we have been successful when our students live and breathe our three core values within the Academy and beyond. When they demonstrate:

Kindness: By developing healthy relationships with their peers during their time at the Academy, online, and within the wider community, respecting individual’s political beliefs.

Strength: By demonstrating a growth mindset and positive attitude to their learning, their wider school life, and the wider community around them.

Bravery: Raising concerns to an appropriate adult when unacceptable behaviour occurs in person or online.




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