It is our belief here at Sale High School that in order for our students to have a well-rounded education that prepares them for adult life successfully we need to deliver: Personal, Health, Social and Economic Education (PHSE) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC).
Delivery of the PHSE curriculum at Sale High School is intended to help students lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society.
PSHE & SMSC Curriculum
This is a responsive curriculum which reflects the needs of our students and is delivered through a variety of ways; Super Learning Days, SPACE TIME activities during form time and events such as plays, workshops and programmes which are tailored to specific year groups to deliver difficult and controversial topics such as online safety and grooming.
This year we have introduced SPACE TIME activities during form time. The aim of SPACE TIME is to give students the opportunity to discuss and reflect on current issues. The intention is to promote a culture of openness where students can express their views and create a discussion where other students have an opportunity to challenge these views and for staff to address misconceptions and incorrect information, in the current landscape of fake news and the extensive use of social media by students.
At Sale High School we believe that peer led PHSE education where students produce and share resources with other students is one of the most effective methods of delivery. This year we successfully ran the Stronger, Safer and Resilient Programme with funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner in partnership with the charity Personal Freedom Safety. Students were trained in two areas; Personal development – self-esteem, setting goals, increasing resilience and Safety awareness – online safety, understanding of grooming and sexual exploitation and how to keep themselves safe. They then worked in small groups to create a project to increase awareness of grooming and sexual exploitation with other students across school, this included short films, posters and assemblies.