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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Personal Social and Health Education

The PSHE curriculum is designed to be diverse, modern and engaging. It is a curriculum that supports all students to become successful global citizens with the skills, knowledge, personal qualities, confidence and character to have a positive impact on our community. PSHE will engage students in aspirational learning where students become aware of themselves as individuals as well as members of a local, national and worldwide community.


Inclusion and equity of opportunity is at the heart of our curriculum, which has been specifically designed for our vibrant, culturally rich and diverse school community. We want our students to embrace and challenge different aspects of society through understanding, reflection upon previous experiences and contributing to the economic, social and cultural life of their communities.


Our curriculum promotes spiritual, moral and cultural development and incorporates good quality relationships and sex education, as well as focusing on the physical, mental and social well-being of staff and students.


Our curriculum reinforces the need to be respectful, recognises the power of democracy and celebrates success. The PSHE curriculum takes a thematic approach, which covers three spiral core themes that progressively run through each year group:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the wider world
  • Relationships
5-Year PSHE Curriculum overview, please see attachment below.
For more information about our PSHE curriculum, please contact the Head of Department at kerril.casey@consilium-at.com

Year 7

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Health and Wellbeing
 
Transition and safety


Transition to secondary school and personal safety in and outside school, including first aid.

Autumn 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Developing skills and aspirations


Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations.

Spring 1
Relationships
 
Diversity


Diversity, prejudice, and bullying.

Spring 2
Health and Wellbeing
 
Health and puberty


Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, and FGM.

Summer 1
Relationships
 
Building relationships


Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries.

Summer 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Financial decision-making


Saving, borrowing, budgeting and making financial choices.

Year 8

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Health and Wellbeing
 
Drugs and alcohol


Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to drug use.

Autumn 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Democracy in the UK


How the political system of the United Kingdom has developed as a democracy.
The operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties
The nature of rules and laws, and the difference between criminal and civil law.

Spring 1
Relationships
 
Discrimination


Discrimination in all its forms, including: racism, religious discrimination, disability, discrimination, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Spring 2
Health and Wellbeing
 
Emotional wellbeing


Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies.

Summer 1
Relationships
 
Identity and relationships


Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’, and an introduction to contraception.

Summer 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Digital literacy


Online safety, digital literacy, media reliability, and gambling hooks.

Year 9

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Health and Wellbeing
 
Peer influence, substance use and gangs


Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, substance misuse, and gang exploitation.

Autumn 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Setting goals


Learning strengths, career options and goal setting as part of the GCSE options process.

Spring 1
Relationships
 
Respectful relationships


Families and parenting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and relationship changes.

Spring 2
Health and Wellbeing
 
Healthy lifestyle


Exploitation.

Summer 1
Relationships
 
Intimate relationships


Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception, the risks of STIs, and attitudes to pornography.

Summer 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Employability skills


Employability and online presence.

Year 10

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Health and Wellbeing
 
Mental health


Mental health and ill health, stigma, safeguarding health, including during periods of transition or change.

Autumn 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Financial decision-making


The impact of financial decisions, debt, gambling and the impact of advertising on financial choices.

Spring 1
Relationships
 
Healthy relationships


Relationships and sex expectations, myths, pleasure and challenges, including the impact of the media and pornography.

Spring 2
Health and Wellbeing
 
Exploring influence


The influence and impact of drugs, gangs, role models and the media.

Summer 1
Relationships
 
Addressing extremism and radicalisation


Communities, belonging and challenging extremism.

Summer 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Work experience


Preparation for and evaluation of work experience and readiness for work.

Year 11

Term Focus Student Outcomes
Autumn 1
Health and Wellbeing
 
Building for the future


Criminal justice system.

Autumn 2
Living in the Wider World
 
Next steps


Application processes, and skills for further education, employment and career progression.

Spring 1
Relationships
 
Communication in relationships


Personal values, assertive communication (including in relation to contraception and sexual health), relationship challenges and abuse.

Spring 2
Health and Wellbeing
 
Independence


Responsible health choices, and safety in independent contexts.

Summer 1
Relationships
 
Families


Different families and parental responsibilities, pregnancy, marriage and forced marriage and changing relationships.