At Lister Community School, the design and delivery of our wider curriculum ensures that in addition to academic challenge, our students’ personal development is a priority. Additional detail regarding the curriculum is available on the Years 7-9 Curriculum Page and the Years 10-11 Curriculum Page.
We define personal development as providing our students with the knowledge, skills and experiences in order to become:
- Responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults
- Pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
- Pupils’ character – which we define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others
- Pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy
- Pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities
- Pupils’ age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationships and sex education PSHRE (Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Sex Education)
PSHRE (Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Sex Education)
It is the intention of Lister Community School to teach high quality, age appropriate, pupil-sensitive, evidence based PSHRE, which demonstrates a respect for the law and all communities that call Newham home. Our PSHRE curriculum aims to help pupils to learn about themselves and the world they live in, giving them the skills and understanding they need for life. We are consistently reflecting on and adapting our PSHRE curriculum to ensure we are meeting the needs of our pupils. Our approach is detailed in our PSHRE Policy.
How do we teach PSHRE?
PSHRE at Lister is taught through a range of methods:
- Students in Y7-Y10 at Lister Community School are taught 1 lesson of PSHRE a week
- Special events and assemblies
- Enrichment activities
Our PSHRE curriculum map provides an overview of the topics and subject content taught to pupils.
How do we ensure safe and effective practice in our teaching of PSHRE?
We avoid being instructional
We ensure resources are not sensationalised and avoid stereotypes
We plan for students who may have higher vulnerability
We establish ground rules
We encourage distancing (don’t encourage public disclosures)
We ensure the safe handling of questions (staff CPD offered for this)
We signpost further help and support (including how and what will happen next)
We use inclusive language
We reinforce positive social norms
We don’t try to induce shock, fear or guilt
We end the lesson safely
We ensure all teaching reflects the reality, experiences and needs of all pupils
Newham Community Learning guidance
PSHRE consultation 2023-2024
The results of our PSHRE consultation for 2023-24 can be found here.