PSHE Curriculum:

PSHE is the planned opportunity to ensure personal and social development.


To promote students personal and social development through providing specific opportunities and experiences, which have particular qualities. These include: the opportunity to participate in a range of groups, to relate to others in a supportive atmosphere, to try out new roles, to take responsibility and to develop relationships.

PSHE at Kineton High School teaches the knowledge, skills and understanding to:

  • Develop self-awareness, confidence and positive self-esteem
  • Develop effective and satisfying relationships
  • Develop independence and responsibility
  • Live a healthier, safer lifestyle
  • Learn to keep yourself and others safe
  • Learn to respect the differences between people
  • Make a positive contribution to society
  • Make the most of your abilities


A broad and balanced curriculum to teach these skills will include aspects of

Sex and Relationship Education

Drug Education

Education for sustainable development

Careers Education and Guidance

Economic and Industrial Understanding

A planned age appropriate curriculum will be taught to all students and can be personalised to individuals and groups through the involvement of a network of external partners. These partners work with Kineton High School to ensure additional and extra services can be provided in response to individual needs. This may include the involvement of Careers Advisor, School Health Nurses, Police Liaison Workers, Social Services, Teenage Pregnancy Advisory Services, Warwickshire Drugs Team and Young Carers.


PSHE – Overview

The table shows the spread of topics covered across the age groups.

Year Grp Topics
7 IntroductionHealthy EatingEmotions AspirationsManaging My MoneyYear Reflection What is citizenship?Legal age to vote.How the voting system works Alcohol and the effectsSmoking and the effectsIntroduction to different types of drugs
AEWB SRE Citizenship Drugs and Substances
8 Personal finance – BankingFinancial CapabilityManaging Money Same Sex RelationshipsContraception/STIsStaying Safe Public services, taxation, local government Laws, effects and consequences
9 Options“Which Way Now?”What Subjects Can I Do?

Next Steps Action Plan

Friendships and relationships, you and your body (contraception), true and false STIs. Mediation, teenage crime and youth justice AlcoholSmokingDrugs and their Classes
10 Post 16 ChoicesChallenging StereotypesHealth and Safety in the workplace Choices and Consequences (Sexting)STI’SContraception Consumer society, advertising and the law, demographic profiling Legal Highs and AlcoholEffects of Drugs/Recovery PositionCannabis
11 Preparing for work, CV job search, interview preparation Government, role of the cabinet, election system Situations and scenarios that drugs may occurFirst AidDrugs in the Media/Society

For more information please contact Miss Bigham.