Faculty Leaders:

Mrs S Riaz
Mrs N Buckley

Personal, social, health, citizenship and economic education is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and of social and economic communities. The citizenship planned programme of study should develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Pupils should use and apply their knowledge and understanding while developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action.

Our Lady’s RC High School recognises and values the benefits that the personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE) programme offers its students. This programme is linked with the compulsory section of citizenship and collectively they offer a broad scope of subjects. Our Lady’s RC High School will offer learning opportunities that will enable students to be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to take responsibility for themselves, to show and offer respect to others and develop their confidence and self-awareness. This will enable them to be more informed when making decisions and more able to cope with the challenges life brings.


Key Stage 3 (Years 7,8 and 9)

Term  Year 7 Year 8  Year 9 
 Autumn 1  Personal relationships (RSE)  Health (RSE)  British values
 Autumn 2  Careers  Health (RSE)  British values
 Spring 1

 Citizenship, money skills

 Careers  Careers
 Spring 2  Citizenship, money skills  British values  Citizenship
 Summer 1  Mental health  Mental health  Mental health
 Summer 2  British values  Citizenship  Health (RSE)

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Term Year 10 Year 11
Autumn 1 Basic first aid Careers and college roadshows
Autumn 2 Health Careers and college roadshows
Spring 1 Careers Mental health
Spring 2 Mental health RSE
Summer 1 Citizenship/British values English, maths and science intervention
Summer 2 RSE