RSE, PSHE and Healthy Minds

At the Leigh UTC, we pride ourselves on preparing young people for all aspects of adult life. Our approach to Relationships and Sex Education is summarised clearly in our RSE Policy. In addition, we have trained all staff to deliver our Healthy Minds curriculum during tutor times to all students.

Healthy Minds

In every year group, we use the Bounce Forward Resilience Programme to actively teach our students the skills of resilience and perseverance. Below you will find an outline of the topics covered in each year group. These supplement our Personal Development programme, and are delivered by teachers as part of our PSHE offer.

Year 7 - Managing the world around me
  • Bounce Forward Resilience Skills
  • Social Media Investigated (Media Navigator)
  • Drug Education (Prescription drugs use and misuse)
Year 8 - Moving towards my future
  • Bounce Forward Resilience Revisited
  • From School to Life
  • Social Media investigated (Media Influence)
  • Sex Ed Sorted (Part 1)
  • Drug Education (Alcohol use and misuse)
Year 9 - Taking control of the decisions I make
  • Bounce Forward Resilient Relationships
  • Drug Education (Illegal Drugs)
  • Sex Ed Sorted (Part 2)
Year 10 - Preparing for the future
  • Bounce Forward Resilient Decisions
  • Mental Illness Investigated
  • Bounce Forward Strengths and Energy
  • Bounce Forward Me at my Best
Year 11 - Preparing for the future
  • Bounce Forward Resilient Learners

PSHE Curriculum

Module 1

Being a UTC Learner

  • Learning Skills
  • Making Friends
  • Role Models
  • Target Setting

ATL: Self Management: Organisation – setting goals, manage materials.

Module 2

Having UTC Values

  • Learning Skills
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communicating ideas

ATL: Social: Collaboration – listen to others, show empathy, respect and support, demonstrate leadership.

Module 3

Being part of a Community

  • Community: prejudice, discrimination and antibullying
  • Respectful relationships – respect and friendship
  • Peer pressure
  • Consent

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible, build consensus and resolve conflict

Module 4

My Future

  • The World of Work
  • Careers
  • Skills for Work

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible, build consensus and resolve conflict

Module 5

Being Balanced

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Health Services
  • Drugs awareness (pharmaceutical drugs)
  • Families

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible and advocate for yourself.

Module 6

Staying Safe

  • Avoiding Risky Situations
  • Managing Peer Pressure
  • Puberty and Wellbeing
  • What is crime?

ATL: Critical Thinking Skills – evaluate risks

Module 1

Citizenship

  • What is citizenship? 
  • Active citizens
  • Why do we need rules?
  • What does fairness mean? 
  • Democracy

ATL: Social: Collaboration – listen to others, show empathy, respect and support others

Module 2

My Connections

  • Respectful Relationships: stereotypes and bullying
  • Families: stable relationships

ATL: Social: Collaboration – build consensus and resolve conflict

Modules 3 and 4

The Wider World

  • Finance Awareness
  • Careers
  • Children’s Rights
  • What can we do about global problems?

ATL: Thinking: Transfer – inquire, Critical Thinking – problem solve

Modules 4 and 5

Making Responsible Choices

  • Personal Safety
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Tobacco and Alcohol
  • First Aid
  • Mental Wellbeing: recognising concerns
  • Vaccinations

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible and advocate for yourself

Module 6

Managing Risk

  • Online safety
  • Peer Pressure
  • Puberty
  • Evaluating 
  • Summer safety (including sun safety)

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible and advocate for yourself

Modules 1 and 2

Equality

  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Equality vs Equity
  • Discrimination
  • Equality in the UK
  • A fairer society
  • Why do people move around the world?

ATL: Thinking: Creative Thinking – connect ideas

Modules 2 and 3

PSHE: Making Safe Choices

  • Mental Wellbeing: common types of ill health
  • Drugs education
  • Illegal drugs
  • Managing influence
  • Dependence and addiction
  • Risk taking
  • Financial Literacy (gambling awareness)
  • Gangs

ATL: Research: Media Literacy – seek multiple perspectives, Self Management – consider implications of choices

Module 4

PSHE: My Future Pathways

  • Goals and Aspirations
  • Careers
  • GCSE Options
  • Enterprise
  • Service

ATL: Self Management: Organisation – plan, set goals, identify strategies, take action

Modules 5 and 6

PSHE: Community Project

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Exploring community needs
  • Planning and designing a project
  • Implementing ideas
  • Reflection and evaluation

ATL: Thinking: Creative Thinking –  problem solve, Research – evaluate and select information, sources and digital tools, Self Management – be self motivated.

Module 1

GCSE Mindset

  • Goals and aspirations
  • Effective Time Management
  • Mind and Memory
  • Importance of Sleep
  • Managing Peer Pressure
  • Study Skills

ATL: Self Management: Organisation – setting goals, manage materials.

Modules 2, 3 and 4

Making Healthy Choices

  • Habits and risky behaviours
  • Finance and budgets (gambling awareness)
  • Finding services for support
  • Revisiting Drugs and alcohol
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Healthy lifestyles: diet, exercise
  • Finance and budgets (gambling awareness)
  • Relationships and making healthy decisions

ATL: Thinking: Critical Thinking – evaluate risks

Modules 5 and 6

Preparing for the Future

  • Careers: what jobs are out there? 
  • How will my GCSE grades match up? 
  • What options are available for Post 16? 
  • How to revise for PPEs
  • Reflections and Evaluation
  • Revisit GCSE Mindset

ATL: Self Management: Reflective Skills – Develop new skills, techniques and strategies, Identify areas of growth and areas for improvement.

Module 1

Building for the future

  • Ambition and expectation
  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Self esteem
Module 2

Post 16: What Are My Options?

  • What do I want to achieve? 
  • How can I get there? 
  • What is the best option for me?
Modules 3, 4, 5 and 6

Revision and Support