Dr Bown is our PSHE, Citizenship and Enrichment Lead.

Mr Daniels is the subject lead for PSHE, Citizenship and Enrichment.

Read on for more information about our PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education and Citizenship topics.

Personal Social Health and Employment (PSHE)

PSHE at Cheney is divided into four key themes which are explored in each year group. The curriculum has been *5  developed in line with the new government guidelines introduced in 2020, so it is contemporary, interesting and relevant. In each year group, students will cover sex and relationships education; health and wellbeing; risk management and personal attributes and careers. PSHE will be covered once a week during tutor time. Additionally, all Year 9 students are currently receiving an enrichment curriculum in which they will study a number of PSHE topics to prepare them for life outside of school.

Here is an overview of the PSHE topics that will be covered this year:

Term 1 2 3 4 5 6
Y7 Relationships Sex Education Wider World Healthy Lifestyles and healthy minds Success and resilience TBC
Y8 Relationships Sex Education Healthy Lifestyles and healthy minds Success and resilience Diversity, equality, acceptance TBC
Y9 Relationships Sex Education Diversity, equality, acceptance Body image and identity Healthy minds and study skills TBC
Y10 Relationships Sex Education Managing risks: gangs, drugs, and alcohol Body image, identity, social circle Healthy minds and study skills TBC
Y11 Relationships Sex Education Healthy minds and study skills Managing risks: online (safety, fraud, gambling) Careers & financial literacy NA

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The statutory relationships and sex education (RSE) lessons will coverHealthy relationships, including friendships and intimate relationships; families; growing and changing, including  puberty; personal hygiene; changing feelings; becoming more independent; keeping safe and consent; developing self-esteem and confidence. 

Intimate and Sexual Relationships Topics 2022 2023




Puberty and emotional changes

Developing romantic feelings

Sexual Orientation

Puberty and emotional changes

Sexual orientation and gender identity

Gender identity

Romantic relationships

Respecting everyone’s identity

Homophobic bullying

Sex and Relationships

The influence of the media on romantic relationships

Intimate Relationships

Consent and Sex

Sending nude photos or sexting

Capacity to Consent

Applying Consent

Managing the Expectations of Others


Term 2 Intimate and Sexual Relationships Topics
Puberty and emotional changes Growing up and developing romantic feelings Starting out: expectations in romantic relationships Healthy and unhealthy intimate relationships Online Safety
Puberty and emotional changes Sexual orientation and gender identity Gender identity Recognising consent Expectations in Intimate Relationships
Healthy romantic relationships Sexual orientation and gender identity Sexual orientation Alcohol and the capacity to consent Is there a right or wrong way to be intimate?
Non-verbal communication & consent Relationships and sex in the media Homophobic bullying Condoms Media and Pornography
Sex & relationships Sexualised content in the media Recognising consent / Contraception Contraception and Reproductive Health
Sex & relationships Sending, receiving and viewing compromising images Pornography and distorted picture of sexual relationships Sexually trans- mitted infections and how to prevent them When things don’t go as planned
Applying Consent in Everyday Life Managing Expectations from Others Developing a Healthy Body Image Contraception and Reproductive Health Wellbeing and sex
Response to Parental Survey on Relationship Lessons
KS3 Citizenship

In addition to PSHE, all KS3 students receive citizenship lessons in which they explore other issues that will help them to thrive in the modern world. Our current citizenship topics are:

Active citizenship (Y7)

Identity and values (Y7)

Rights and responsibilities (Y8)

The media (Y8)

The legal system (Y9)