Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of the education of students at Newcastle Academy.
PSHE is tailored and designed specifically to meet the uniqueness of the students at Newcastle Academy. The subject provides students with a sound understanding of the risks, knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions.
Students have one lesson of PSHE per fortnight which follow a well-planned programme of study. Topics covered include Sex and Relationship (SRE) which is statutory within all schools.
Year 7 –
Settling into Secondary school
On line safety
Friendships and bullying
Healthy living including a balanced diet
Year 8 –
Discrimination including racism, disability awareness
Consent in relationships
Money management and local services
The importance of sleep
World Aid and World-Wide Citizenship
Bereavement and Death
Contraception and pregnancy
Anti- social behaviour
Planning a C.V.
Writing letters of application
In addition, while at Newcastle Academy, students will be taught cancer awareness and how to check for the signs and symptoms of breast and testicular cancer
Newcastle Academy prides itself on being a very inclusive establishment when discussing the issues which arise in PSHE and SRE lessons.
PSHE is a non- examined subject, but nonetheless is a vital part of a student’s development and is seen as being of paramount importance.