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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  

YEAR 7

Curriculum time:

Transition to Secondary School.

Exploring the school ethos of 'Nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit'.

Keeping good Mental Health.

Managing puberty, the physical and emotional changes.

Exploring gender stereotyping, differences and respect.

Valuing diversity relating to gender and looking at bullying and sexism including online.

E-Safety focus on grooming and a personal online brand.

Making financial decisions and the ethics of these choices.

Personal safety focus on road safety

Physical First Aid - How to respond in an emergency

Pastoral programmes:

British Values (feeling different & valuing diversity)

Growth Mindset

Resilience

Careers

Social Media and Online Behaviour

Managing Money (Savings & Budgeting)

Self-Esteem

Visiting speakers:

Our guest speaker and topics we choose to address or highlight will change each year

dependant on local and national issues or the nature of a specific cohort.

YEAR 8
 

Curriculum time:

Characteristics of good and poor mental health.

Coping strategies both healthy and unhealthy for poor mental health.

Dealing with conflict between family and friends

Managing changes and loss

Exploring stereotypes and prejudice around HIV and Aids, sexuality, LGBTQ,

Challenging unacceptable language

Sexual consent and the law. Including sexting

Career aspirations and ambition

Risks and consequences of making financial decisions including debt

Personal safety focus on dangerous situations

Physical First Aid - Recognising Strokes/Heart Attacks

Pastoral programmes:

British Values (Human rights & communities)

Managing Money (Debt & Gambling)

Empathy

Self Esteem

Alcohol & Drugs Education

Careers

Bereavement

Visiting speakers:

Our guest speaker and topics we choose to address or highlight will change each year

dependant on local and national issues or the nature of a specific cohort.

 

Year 9 

Curriculum time:

Dealing with emergency situations

Assertiveness and gang crime

Understanding Mental Health - Depression and anxiety. Breaking the stigma

Contraception fact and fiction - What, Where, How?

Legalities of sex

Risks of STIs

Sex and the media including pornography

Community/Charity project

Personal safety focus on peer pressure

Physical First Aid - CPR

Pastoral programmes:

British Values (community & volunteering

Managing Money (ethics)

Alcohol and Drug Education

Pressures and influences

Careers

Healthy Lifestyles (Diet & Exercise)

Visiting speakers:

Our guest speaker and topics we choose to address or highlight will change each year

dependant on local and national issues or the nature of a specific cohort.

YEAR 10 

Pastoral programmes:

British Values (community, equality and hate crimes & discrimination)

Self Esteem (Banish Body talk, Confidence, media and peer influence)

Health & Wellbeing (mental wellbeing,  stress, facing new challenges)

Risky and Emergency situations (online, tolling, gambling)

Unhealthy Relationships (where to get help, rights, managing relationships)

Impact of changing relationships

Bereavement

Recognising unwanted attention

Planning for your future

Employment (types of, marketing yourself, rights and responsibilities at work)

Visiting speakers:

Our guest speaker and topics we choose to address or highlight will change each year

dependant on local and national issues or the nature of a specific cohort.

YEAR 11

 
 

Pastoral programmes:

British Values (Living in Britain, democracy & voting)

Self Esteem

Health & Wellbeing (making informed choices)

Lifestyle choices (including choices around pregnancy, fostering and adoption)

Access to health information and support

Forced Marriage - The Law

Organised Crime (cyber, recognising situation at risk)

Finance (Budgeting, credit & Debt)

Money stresses and pressures

Entrepreneurship & Risk

Visiting speakers:

Our guest speaker and topics we choose to address or highlight will change each year

dependant on local and national issues or the nature of a specific cohort.

YEAR 12
 

  

Pastoral programmes:

Transition in to sixth form

Stress (recognising when and how to get, support)

Characteristics of a successful student

Planning and organisation

Pressure (media influence & stereotypes)

Risk taking and consequences (assessing risk)

Critical online consumers

What do employers look for?

Preparation for University application and interview

Student finance (budgeting, living expenses)

Writing a personal statement

Work Experience placement

Visiting speakers:

Our guest speaker and topics we choose to address or highlight will change each year

dependant on local and national issues or the nature of a specific cohort.