PSHE

At Oakfield, we believe that PSHE helps young people embrace change, feel positive about who they are and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. Through active learning opportunities students recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities. As students learn to recognise, develop and communicate their qualities, skills and attitudes, they build knowledge, confidence and self-esteem and make the most of their abilities. As they explore similarities and differences between people and discuss social and moral dilemmas, they learn to deal with challenges and accommodate diversity in all its forms.

The world is full of complex and sometimes conflicting values. PSHE helps students explore this complexity and reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes. They identify and articulate feelings and emotions; learn to manage new or difficult situations positively and form and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people.

At Oakfield we give students the knowledge and develop their self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions;

to encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
to enable students to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
to promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
to enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others;
to encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment;
to help our pupils understand and manage their feelings;
to understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.

Key Stage 3

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

Students are introduced in key stage 3 to a range of practical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Promoting positive Mental Health - Developing self-awareness and Self-esteem / Developing Social and Emotional communication skills
Developing a Healthy Lifestyle – Drug Awareness / Sex and Relationship Education / First Aid / life skills /
Where to seek support or advice

Key Stage 4

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

Students are encouraged to take part in discussion, investigation and problem-solving activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. Including;

Managing risks – Sex and Relationships / Alcohol and Drug Abuse /Cosmetic Surgery
Positive Mental Health – Developing resilience /
Life Skills – Parenting Skills / Personal Safety / Respecting others / Food Hygiene and Safety Qualification /First Aid Qualification / D.I.Y

Accreditation - Travel Training Qualification / First Aid Certificate Year 11/ Food and Hygiene Certificate Level 1 or 2 /ASDAN PSD /Retail Customer Service Skills

Key Stage 5

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

Students are encouraged to take part in discussion, investigation and problem-solving activities to promote a successful transition to adulthood. Including;

Developing Healthy Lifestyle –effects of Binge Drinking and Drug Abuse / Anger Management / Sex and Relationship Education / First Aid / Body Image / Healthy Diet / Exercise / stress
Life skills – Parenting Skills / D.I.Y
Managing Risks – Travelling / Sun Protection /Independent travel

Accreditation - Travel Training Qualification / First Aid Certificate Year 14/ /ASDAN PSD /ASDAN Wider Key Skills/