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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
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PSHE

PSHE is a developmental programme of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. Through our whole school approach, PHSE education develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. During the academic year, students will focus on three main areas as outlined by the PHSE association:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world

PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of our whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE education equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

 

YEAR 7 Overview  
CORE THEME LEARNING  
1 Transition to Secondary School.  
Exploring the school ethos of 'Nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit'.  
Keeping good Mental Health.  
2 Managing puberty, the physical and emtional changes.  
Exploring gender stereotyping, differences and respect.   
Valuing diversity relating to gender and looking at bullying and sexism including online.  
3 E-Safety focus on grooming and a personal online brand.  
Makng financial decisions and the ethics of these choices.  
Personal satefy focus on road safety   
Physical First Aid - How to respond in an emergency  

 

YEAR 8 Overview  
CORE THEME LEARNING  
1 Charateristics of good and poor mental health.  
Coping strategies both healthy and unhealthy for poor mental health.  
Deaing with conflict between family and friends  
Managing changes and loss  
2 Exploring stereotypes and prejudice around HIV and Aids, sexuality, LGBTQ,   
Challenging unnacceptable language  
Sexual consent and the law. Including sexting  
3 Career aspirations and ambition  
Risks and consequences of making financial decisions including debt  
Personal satefy focus on dangerous situations  
Physical First Aid - Recognising Strokes/Heart Attacks  

 

YEAR 9 Overview
CORE THEME LEARNING
1 Dealing with emergency situations
Assertivness and gang crime
Understanding Mental Health - Depression and anxiety. Breaking the stigma
2 Contraception fact and fiction - What, Where, How?
Legalities of sex
Risks of STIs
Sex and the media including pornography
3 Community/Charity project
Personal satefy focus on peer pressure
Physical First Aid - CPR