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Kingswinford Academy, Water Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
personal social health education at kingswinford academy

Personal Social Health Education

Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) is taught in Form Groups by Form Tutors and is led by Miss K Ward.

PSHE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. We have combined our PSHE programme of study with Citizenship Education. We believe that the successful education of the whole child is vitally important. This part of the curriculum is delivered to all year groups within the context of PSHE lessons by Form Tutors. Citizenship, SEAL, Careers and Enterprise is also delivered through PSHE with topics in Years 7-11. Religious Education is taught within PSHE for year 10 with a series of Enrichment Days

The aim of PSHE is to teach rights, respect and responsibility to all of our students. We hope that the teaching of a variety of topics encourages these character traits in our students to prepare them to become good adult citizens within British society. We aim to be a ‘Health Promoting School’ and give all our students opportunity to develop their understanding of the three core PSHE themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Throughout the wider curriculum and the school community, we actively promote the general ethos of British values and the development of SMSC intelligence for our students.

Knowledge and Understanding

Year 7 students study:

  • SEAL skills
  • Citizenship
  • Healthy Lifestyles (Healthy Eating and Hygiene)
  • The Environment
  • Enterprise Project
  • Relationships
  • The Shoe Box Project.

Year 8 students study:

  • SEAL skills
  • Citizenship
  • Disability
  • Anti-Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Respect and tolerance
  • British Values
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Enterprise project.

Year 9 students study:

  • SEAL skills
  • Stereotypes, extremism and radicalisation
  • Citizenship
  • Enterprise project
  • Crime and consequences
  • Tolerance and human rights
  • Sex and Relationships.

Year 10 students study:

  • SEAL skills
  • Citizenship
  • Spirituality
  • Relationships
  • Global Concerns
  • Tolerance
  • Work Experience.

Year 11 students study:

  • Citizenship
  • Revision and Study skills
  • Preparing for Leaving School
  • Work Experience
  • RE ethical issues and tolerance.


PSHE activities promote the use of a wide variety of skills: independent research, collaboration, debate, group work, public speaking, delegation of tasks, enterprise activities and development of ICT/multimedia resources. Students will have opportunities to develop SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) skills, SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) intelligence and PLTs (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills).


For all students attitude to learning only is reported, as there are no levelled assessments. Form Tutors will provide personalised feedback at regular intervals throughout the year to guide the students’ progress and address any misconceptions during PSHE lessons.