Year 9 Curriculum - Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

All students will have a one-hour lesson per fortnight.

This is non-examined, but a Behaviour and Effort score will be reported.

We follow a scheme of work called Jigsaw PSHE.  This is a whole-school approach to PSHE, health and wellbeing.  Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, heling them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

There are 6 units of work that we look at in all years and these include:

  1. Being Me In My World
  2. Celebrating Difference
  3. Dreams and Goals
  4. Healthy Me
  5. Relationships
  6. Changing me

In Year 9 students will look at:

  • Perceptions about intimate relationships
  • Consent
  • Peer on peer abuse
  • Abuse and coercion
  • Protected characteristics
  • Hate crime
  • Harassment
  • Personal strengths and SMART targets
  • Mental health and well being
  • Law and effects of alcohol and drugs
  • Smoking and vaping
  • Healthy relationships
  • Contraception and sexual health
  • Age of consent


Enquiries to: Mrs C. Wartnaby – Learning Leader: PSHE