Personal, Social and Health Education

All students at Launchpad will have the opportunity to take part in PSHE lessons. 

This course is designed to give students the skills, knowledge and understanding which will help prepare them for working life, now and in the future, as confident individuals and members of society. 

It will enable them to gain knowledge of finance, enterprises, working practices and how businesses are organized and run. It will also enable students to gain employability skills, such as the ability to problem solve, to communicate effectively and to work well in a team. 

What is Launchpad aiming to achieve through its PSHE curriculum?
Our goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly in today’s society. We also aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living within the wider world.

By studying the course students will develop a greater awareness of lifestyle issues including how to keep themselves and others safe. It will allow them to develop an understanding of organisational structures at work and to explore the role of the employee within a structure.
They will gain an understanding of the range of employment opportunities and the qualifications needed for employment. They will be able to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding developed through studying the subject to feel confident about having to make personal economic decisions in the future and to play an effective role in society.

Units of study:

The learners will study the following topics:

  • Anti-Bullying
  • Challenging Stereotypes
  • Democracy
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Careers and Employment skills
  • Managing money
  • Friendships and families
  • Making healthy choices
  • Identity and Diversity
  • Mental health awareness
  • Physical health and nutrition
  • Protecting your environment
  • Sexual health awareness
  • Staying safe online.

Students are formatively assessed throughout the subject by teacher observation and marking of completed work to help monitor their strengths and weaknesses. Ongoing feedback is given in order to target areas for improvement and improve learning.

Progression Opportunities
PSHE curriculum will prepare students for the world of work and develop their emotional, social and moral health and well being.


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