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PSHE/Life Hacks Curriculum Intent

PSHE Lead contact details: Mr Jamie Abbott -

Twitter account - @Newman_PSHE

At Cardinal Newman Catholic School, we are committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all students. Our curriculum determines and underpins the whole ethos of our school and our PSHE ideals are embedded within this. Our PSHE and RSE Curriculum is wide-ranging, carefully planned to take into account students’ age, developmental stage and prior understanding. We aim to teach sensitively and inclusively, taking into consideration the background and beliefs of students. We strive to always provide students with an understanding of the law, and legal implications of their actions.

Students complete their PSHE through timetabled ‘life hacks’ lessons, including Science and RE, assemblies, extra-curricular activities, tutor time activities and external speakers. The curriculum has been developed in accordance with national guidance and covers 3 key themes:

  1. Healthy lifestyles
  2. Wider World
  3. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Ultimately, we aim to ensure that students are prepared for the increasingly complex world we live in. We aim to equip our students with the necessary skills, capability and confidence to succeed in all aspects of their lives.