PSHE and Future Me

Future Me is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. It is an umbrella term which primarily includes but not restricted to PSHE/RSE education, CEIAG education, Co-Curricular and Enterprise. The aim of Future Me is to give students a bank of words and examples that they can use in future interviews and conversations to showcase their time at Stockport Academy.

Future Me encourages students to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic well-being. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Intent

Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves

Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place reinforcing our school value of respect

Prepare pupils for life after school and give them an understanding of what employers are looking for

Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy

Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships reinforcing our school value of potential.

Our 4 key values of respect, potential, aspiration and believing are underpinned in Future Me through providing students with a range of views from religious and non-religious perspectives.

Implementation

Future Me focuses on giving young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds including:

  • Families
  • Respectful relationships, including friendships
  • Online and media
  • Being safe
  • Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs alcohol and tobacco
  • Physical health
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body

We have four off-timetable days per year where all students take part in range of workshops to reinforce their Future Me. Students are given knowledge to enable them to make the right decision for them. Workshops are delivered by qualified internal and external agencies including Respect Me, GM Higher and Proud Trust. We also have weekly assemblies, daily co-curricular clubs and a range of enterprise days and trips so students can further develop their ‘Future Me’. Starting September 2022, all year 7 students will also have fortnightly PSHE lessons delivered by qualified staff as part of their timetabled lessons.

These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).

Respectful relationships

-        Different types of bullying

-        Characteristics of positive healthy friendships

-        Multicultural Britain

-        Political, elections, campaigning

-        Consent, boundaries and transition points

Online and the media

-        Responsibilities online

-        Where to get support to report material

Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

-        Characteristics of healthy relationships

-        Puberty

Mental wellbeing

-        How to talk about emotions accurately.

-        How to recognise early sign of mental wellbeing concerns

-        Common types of mental ill health including anxiety and depression

-        Sleep and relaxation

Internet safety and harms

-        Similarities and differences between online and physical world.

-        How to identify harmful behaviours online

Being safe

-        First aid

Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol

What is alcohol

Families

-        Different types of relationships

Respectful relationships

-        How to support relationships

-        Sexual harassment and violence

-        How stereotypes can be damaging

-        Characteristics of positive healthy friendships

Online and the media

-        Responsibilities online

-        GDPR

Mental wellbeing

-        How to talk about emotions accurately.

-        Benefits of physical exercise

-        Importance of good quality sleep

Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

-        Managing sexual pressure

Being safe

-        First aid

Respectful relationships

-        Criminal behaviour within relationships

Being safe

-        Concepts and laws on sexual consent, exploitation, grooming, FGM, honour-based abuse and rape.

-        How to communicate and recognise consent 

-        First aid

Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

-        Contraception, STIs

-        Characteristics of healthy relationships

-        Identifying and managing sexual pressure

Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol

 

-        Law relating to supply and possession

-        Harms of smoking tobacco

Mental wellbeing

-        How to talk about emotions accurately

-        Association between mental wellbeing and physical activity

Online and the media

-        Impact of viewing harmful content

Respectful relationships

-        Coercive control and violent behaviour

-        Sexting

Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

-        Characteristics of healthy relationships

-        Physical, emotional, mental, sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.

-        Identifying and managing sexual pressure

-        STIs

Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol

-        Facts and legal and illegal drugs, risks and mental health conditions

-        Law relating to supply and possession

-        Physical and psychological risks associated with alcohol consumption

Mental wellbeing

-        Healthy lifestyle, healthy weight

-        Personal hygiene

Respectful relationships

  • Different types of bullying
  • Respect and tolerance  

Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

  • Characteristics of healthy relationships
  • Physical, emotional, mental, sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.

 

 

Impact

  • All children understand the importance of PSHE, SMSC and British Values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school, this is evident through termly pupil voice, parental feedback and PSHE coverage folder monitoring by the curriculum leader.

 

  • Tackles barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.

 

  • By the time they leave our academy, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our learners to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It helps them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

 

  • Our curriculum allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

 

“I enjoyed learning about issues that I didn’t know existed so I could be more mindful”

“The workshops were fun and useful, my favorite part of the day was learning about mindfulness”

“When I got to learn about first aid and how to take care of a bleeding nose and it helped me to be the best I could be”

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