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Welcome to Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE)!

How is PSHE delivered in Years 7 and 8?

PSHE is embedded within our wide school curriculum. In lower school, students learn about a range of social issues largely through the range of subjects with offer at Farlingaye. For example, students learn about financial accountability in Maths, healthy lifestyles within PE and basic Sex & Relationships in Science. We also have collapsed timetable days. For example, in this academic year students watched a theatre perform on ‘road safety’ and musicians delivering important internet safety messages. This range of education provision also runs alongside the tutor activities which take place in the mornings.

Students generally have two assemblies a week. One assembly is normally delivered by the Year Team and one through the leadership team. In the past year, students have had assemblies on a wide range of issues such as the importance of conserving water, active democracy, renewable energy, work of charities and personal responsibility. There have also been assemblies on influential people such Mahatama Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai.





How is PSHE delivered in Years 9, 10 and 11?

All students in Year 9 have extended assemblies and drop in sessions relating to PSHE. They also have allocated days in the summer term with the life skills teaching team. In Year 10, PSHE provision is implemented into our timetable with ‘Life Skills’ lessons taking place for 100 minutes every fortnight. The issues covered are outlined below:

* Understanding prejudice and discrimination in our society

* Use of segregation around the work

* Civil Rights Movement

* Impact of globalisation on the movement of people

* Racism in the UK and Europe

* Legal and Illegal Drugs (including alcohol)

* Healthy Relationships – including heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual relationships

* Contraception & STI’s

* Role of marriage and cohabitation in a changing world

* Divorce and separation

* Force Marriages & Arranged Marriages

* FGM (female genital mutilation)

* Embryonic research

* Parliament & Democracy/Dictatorships

* Careers ‘Your future, your choice’ (including work experience and CV building)

In Year 11, PSHE drop in sessions take place along with assemblies. We examine issues such as sex education and mental health.


How do we support students at Farlingaye?

Please find below a list of website and organisations which we use in conjunction with our staff to support students at Farlingaye:

Suffolk Young Carers: Farlingaye works closely with this organisation supports our students who may be sole or joint carers in their families.


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Cruse: Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


4YP: Provides and co-ordinates services that improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of 12-25 year olds in Suffolk.


Turning Point: Provides counselling, advice, information and support services for those with problems relating to drug misuse or alcohol abuse.

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Stonewall: Working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.


Iceni: works to support families in Ipswich and Suffolk to give children the opportunity to have a safe, healthy and happy start in life. They strongly believe that tackling the causes of addiction, poverty and other inequalities lies in effective targeted early intervention and addressing the unmet and inter-generational problems that are entrenched in deprived neighbourhoods in Suffolk.


Suffolk Mind:  works to play an integral part in building mental wellbeing resilience for everyone in Suffolk.

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Frank:  provides information on a range of different types of drugs and how to prevent addiction.


Samaritains a charitable organisation to help those who suffer with depression, self-harm and contemplating ending their lives.


Shaw Trust: is a not-for-profit organisation helping disabled people or those at disadvantage to find and sustain employment or enjoy more independent living.

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NSPCC works to prevent and stop the cruelty treatment of children.


Terrence Higgin Trust:  is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

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Outreach Suffolk:  Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in Suffolk


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Hideout:   Domestic abuse teenagers.

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Suffolk Wellbeing:  The Wellbeing Service provides a range of psychological interventions to help and support people with common mental health problems and negative emotions such as low mood, anxiety, depression or stress.

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ICash:  Sexual Health & Contraception Services.


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PSHEe gives students: - opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing.  - helps them to understand and manage responsibly a wider range of relationships as they mature, and to show respect for the diversity of, and differences between, people.  - develops their wellbeing and self-esteem. - encourages their belief in the ability to succeed. - enables them to take responsibility for their learning and future choice of courses and career.  - builds on their own experiences relating to health, law and family.  - keeps them safe by highlighting the risks associated with sexual health, drugs and healthy eating and informing them of their choices.



Mrs F Watson – PSHE, Citizenship and Careers Co-ordinator

Mrs C Laird - Life Skills Teacher (Assistant Head)

Miss L Gilmour - Life Skills Teacher (Deputy Head)

Mr T Sparkes - Life Skills Teacher

Mrs C Baldwin – Life Skills Teacher