The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

REACH - (PSHE)

   Head of Department: Miss N Raynor

   Dept Office: Ball Hall

   E-mail: nraynor@holytrinitycrawley.org.uk

 

 

 

Supported by a large staff team from across all Departments:

 

Scroll down for Curriculum Details for each year group. 

REACH Year 7 

What is the Aim of the Year? 

REACH stands for Relationships, Esteem, Aspirations, Citizenship and Health. The programme helps Year 7 students to transition into secondary school and integrate into our wider community. Through the programme of study students will develop the qualities of Dignity & Respect, Community, Resilience & Wisdom and Hope & Aspirations, whilst covering key topics such as Mental Health and Sexual Relationship Education.

What are the Big Ideas?  

REACH lessons offer students the environment and opportunity to build upon their Strengths of Character and develop life skills to help them navigate their teenage years.

Dignity & Respect – Understanding about ourselves, body image, relationships and mental health.

Community – What is our place in the community? What life skills help us to make a positive impact? How can we shape the World around us?

Resilience & Wisdom – How do we become independent learners? How do we develop the strength to be ourselves and resist peer pressure?

Hope & Aspirations – What do we want our futures to look like?

What will I Do? 

Term 1: Being You /Personal Growth and Sexual Relationship Education – Developing character and resilience, looking at relationships, body image and sexual health.

Term 2: Mental Health – feeling sad, what is depression, and how does our mental health affect our relationships.

Term 3: Being a Teenager in the Community / Life Skills and Society – Drugs, laws within the community, first aid and understanding of the wider world.

Assessment :

REACH follows a programme of continual self and teacher assessment. Both Students and Teachers will reflect on the student’s ability to show confidence in the following Strengths of Character:-

Respect & Dignity / Community / Resilience and Wisdom / Hope & Aspirations

Assessment of the evidence that has been presented in written work, verbal discussions or presentations and through interactions with their peers will be recorded at the end of each year in consultation with the student’s form tutor. Students will record examples of the progress that they have made on their termly REACH review and reflection template. Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT) will be given in lessons so that students are aware of how to develop the confidence in their Strengths of Character.

Useful Links: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ - NSPCC support website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/pshe.shtml - PSHE Resources and further information.

REACH Year 8

What is the Aim of the Year? 

REACH stands for Relationships, Esteem, Aspirations, Citizenship and Health. The programme helps Year 8 to build upon their knowledge and understanding from year 7 and help them to answer questions that might arise as they become teenagers. Through the programme of study students will continue to explore the qualities of Dignity & Respect, Community, Resilience & Wisdom and Hope & Aspirations.

What are the Big Ideas?  

 REACH lessons offers students the environment and opportunity to build upon their Strengths of Character and develop life skills to help them navigate their teenage years.

Dignity & Respect – Understanding about ourselves, body image, relationships and mental health.

Community – What is our place in the community? What life skills help us to make a positive impact? How can we shape the World around us?

Resilience & Wisdom – How do we become independent learners? How do we develop the strength to be ourselves and resist peer pressure?

Hope & Aspirations – What do we want our futures to look like?

What will I Do? 

Term 1: Being You /Personal Growth and Sexual Relationship Education – What does success look and feel like? Resilience and becoming you own person. Bullying.  Body image and the media

Term 2: Mental Health – Teenagers and the pressures that they face.

Term 3: Being a Teenager in the Community / Life Skills and Society – Our place in the community, what is radicalisation, Human rights and freedoms and money skills.

Assessment :

REACH follows a programme of continual self and teacher assessment. Both Students and Teachers will reflect on the student’s ability to show confidence in the following Strengths of Character:-

Respect & Dignity / Community / Resilience and Wisdom / Hope & Aspirations

Assessment of the evidence that has been presented in written work, verbal discussions or presentations and through interactions with their peers will be recorded at the end of each year in consultation with the student’s form tutor. Students will record examples of the progress that they have made on their termly REACH review and reflection template. Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT) will be given in lessons so that students are aware of how to develop the confidence in their Strengths of Character.

Useful Links: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ - NSPCC support website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/pshe.shtml - PSHE Resources and further information.

REACH Year 9 

What is the Aim of the Year? 

The Year 9 programme helps students to prepare for the on-going pressures of being a teenager and preparing them for the upcoming examination years.  Students are given time to thoughtfully explore who they are and who they want to become with a greater focus on Hope and Aspiration. The year continues to promote the Strengths of Character whilst covering crucial topics such as Mental Health and Sexual Relationship Education.

What are the Big Ideas?  

REACH lessons offers students the environment and opportunity to build upon their Strengths of Character and develop life skills to help them navigate their teenage years.

Dignity & Respect – Understanding about ourselves, body image, relationships and mental health.

Community – What is our place in the community? What life skills help us to make a positive impact? How can we shape the World around us?

Resilience & Wisdom – How do we become independent learners? How do we develop the strength to be ourselves and resist peer pressure?

Hope & Aspirations – What do we want our futures to look like?

What will I Do? 

Term 1: Being You /Personal Growth and Sexual Relationship Education – What does success look and feel like? The pressures of being you. Sexual Health and Contraception.

Term 2: Hope & Aspirations – Preparation for Options.

Term 3: Being a Teenager in the Community / Life Skills and Society – Human Rights, FGM, Pride Month and how we define ourselves.

 Assessment :

REACH follows a programme of continual self and teacher assessment. Both Students and Teachers will reflect on the student’s ability to show confidence in the following Strengths of Character:-

Respect & Dignity / Community / Resilience and Wisdom / Hope & Aspirations

Assessment of the evidence that has been presented in written work, verbal discussions or presentations and through interactions with their peers will be recorded at the end of each year in consultation with the student’s form tutor. Students will record examples of the progress that they have made on their termly REACH review and reflection template. Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT) will be given in lessons so that students are aware of how to develop the confidence in their Strengths of Character.

Useful Links: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ - NSPCC support website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/pshe.shtml - PSHE Resources and further information.

REACH Year 10

What is the Aim of the Year? 

To help support the Year 10 students in their first challenging year of GCSE study. The programme of study will help students to become reflective, independent and thoughtful learners who are better able to cope with the pressures and demands of advanced study and examinations. Students will consolidate their learning, values and understanding of themselves so that they can make more informed and personal decisions.

 What are the Big Ideas?  

 REACH lessons offers students the environment and opportunity to build upon their Strengths of Character and develop life skills to help them navigate their teenage years.

 Dignity & Respect – Making decisions about ourselves, relationships and strategies to help our mental health.

Community – What is our role in the community? How can we positively influence the community and world around us? How do we help promote integration and inclusion?

Resilience & Wisdom – How do we use our skills as independent and resilient learners? In knowing ourselves can we resist the pressures from society and the media?

Hope & Aspirations – What are we doing to help achieve our career goals and future aspirations? 

What will I Do? 

Term 1: Being You /Personal Growth and Sexual Relationship Education – What will success this year look like? Sex and well informed decision making. The bigger life choices to make about relationships and sex.

Term 2: Mental Health – Awareness and Suicide  

Term 3: Being a Teenager in the Community / Life Skills and Society – Diversity and LGBTQ+, Fake news, Media Ideals and Employability skills.

Assessment :

REACH follows a programme of continual self and teacher assessment. Both Students and Teachers will reflect on the student’s ability to show confidence in the following Strengths of Character:-

Respect & Dignity / Community / Resilience and Wisdom / Hope & Aspirations

Assessment of the evidence that has been presented in written work, verbal discussions or presentations and through interactions with their peers will be recorded at the end of each year in consultation with the student’s form tutor. Students will record examples of the progress that they have made on their termly REACH review and reflection template. Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT) will be given in lessons so that students are aware of how to develop the confidence in their Strengths of Character.

Useful Links: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ - NSPCC support website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/pshe.shtml - PSHE Resources and further information.

REACH Year 11

What is the Aim of the Year? 

The main focus of the Year 11 REACH programme is to offer the students the time, tools and platform to prepare themselves for the stressful and challenging exam season. Students will spent a significant amount of time focusing on managing their revision, balancing their academic and personal life and preparing to make the big decision about their next steps into the work place or higher education.  

What are the Big Ideas?  

REACH lessons offers students the environment and opportunity to build upon their Strengths of Character and develop life skills to help them navigate their teenage years.

Dignity & Respect – Making decisions about ourselves, relationships and strategies to help our mental health.

Community – What is our role in the community? How can we positively influence the community and world around us? How do we help promote integration and inclusion?

Resilience & Wisdom – How do we use our skills as independent and resilient learners? In knowing ourselves can we resist the pressures from society and the media?

Hope & Aspirations – What are we doing to help achieve our career goals and future aspirations? 

What will I Do? 

Term 1: Hope & Aspirations – Post 16 timelines, and destination interviews.

Term 2: Hope & Aspirations – CV’s and interview techniques.

Term 3: Being a Teenager in the Community / Life Skills and Society – Citizenship, breaking stereotypes and REVISION strategies.

Assessment :

REACH follows a programme of continual self and teacher assessment. Both Students and Teachers will reflect on the student’s ability to show confidence in the following Strengths of Character:-

Respect & Dignity / Community / Resilience and Wisdom / Hope & Aspirations

Assessment of the evidence that has been presented in written work, verbal discussions or presentations and through interactions with their peers will be recorded at the end of each year in consultation with the student’s form tutor. Students will record examples of the progress that they have made on their termly REACH review and reflection template. Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT) will be given in lessons so that students are aware of how to develop the confidence in their Strengths of Character.

Useful Links: 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ - NSPCC support website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/pshe.shtml - PSHE Resources and further information.

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse - Revision support

http://www.gcse.com/ - Revision support

- the basic facts for around 10 subjects.