2022/2023 teaching staff: Mr L Shilling , Mr P Hagan, Mrs C Young, Miss A Rogers, Mrs K Jones, Mrs C Bartlett, Miss K Dingwall and Mr R Bridges.

Faculty Beliefs & Values
of Faculty
Mr P Hagan
Contact for more details of Beliefs & Values curriculum
Head of PSHCE Mr P Hagan
Statement of Intent

At Oakwood School Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) is at the heart of all that we do.  The course content is organised into the three core themes of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Living in the World and aims to develop core competencies related to resilience, choices and influences, and consent and respect.   These themes and competencies are also reinforced by the wider academic and pastoral curriculum and the Oakwood 7cs values. Citizenship topics are also covered in PSHCE as well as in other subjects such as History.  Positioned within the Beliefs and Values faculty, learners are provided with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, safe, productive, and responsible lives and are supported in making effective decisions about their future learning, career, and finances. We promote students’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others. The course encourages students to play an active part in political and civil society and to have the confidence to affect change in their communities.


All years overview sheetPSHCE curriclum map

PSHCE policy

PSHCE is delivered through a spiral curriculum in one timetabled lesson a fortnight in year 7, 8 and 9 and through RE lessons in year 10 and 11. The spiral curriculum means topics introduced and delivered in Year 7 are revisited in later years with a focus that is appropriate and suitable to students’ age and developing needs allowing for the key competencies of: Resilience, Respect and Consent and Choices and Influences to be reinforced and developed. Key areas of the PSHCE curriculum are also delivered by other subjects for example human biology and sexual reproduction in Science, internet safety in ICT and voting and democracy in History.

Please see the PSHCE Curriculum Map

Exam Board N/A


Subject Documents Date  
Delivery of Relationships and Sex Education 21st Oct 2021 Download
PSHCE policy 13th Jan 2022 Download
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