We want our students to be independent learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens who feel safe and happy at school. PSHCE is an important part of the curriculum which aims to support students’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. PSHCE offers students the chance to gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with issues they face as they approach adulthood. It also gives students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing.
PSHCE is a non-statutory subject which encompasses many areas of study. At the Co-Operative Academy of Leeds, we personalise our curriculum to fit the needs of the students we teach. Students are encouraged to share their opinions and ask questions to ensure that they have all the facts to help them make informed decisions.
PSHCE includes some of the following topics:
- Healthy Lifestyles and Personal Wellbeing
- Drugs and Alcohol Education
- Sex and Relationships Education
- Diversity and Identity
- SEAL – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
- Managing Risk and Uncertainty
- Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability
Archbishop of York Youth Trust Award
In 2016 we starting working with Archbishop of York Youth Trust on their ‘Young Leaders Award’. The Archbishop of York Youth Trust exists to empower young people to ‘be the change they want to see’ in their lives and local communities. The Young Leaders Award is a school-based active citizenship programme which equips young people with leadership skills and gives them the practical opportunities to make a difference in their local community and beyond. This will engage our pupils, not just with faith heroes of the past and the present, but also to engage them with the idea of community and the wider world and how they can be a part of something much bigger.
Useful websites and contacts for help outside school:
Drug & Alcohol issues:
Health – Eating Disorders:
eating-disorders.org.uk – Eating Disorders Support
www.mesmac.co.uk – Gay and Bisexual Men’s Support
Child Protection issues, abuse, neglect, FGM, CSE, forced marriage:
www.childline.org.uk Or 0800 1111
Healthy eating and physical activity: