PSCHE & Citizenship

PSCHE (personal, social, careers, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSCHE education helps pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. When taught well, PSCHE also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential. PSCHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.


From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSCHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. PSCHE education makes a crucial contribution to schools’ duties. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is ‘broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils’. Schools must ‘promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’ whilst having a duty to keep pupils safe.

In addition to the timetabled curriculum, it is important that students are able to access information from a variety of professional organisations. We work closely with other professionals to ensure our PSCHE, RSE and Citizenship curriculum is broad, balanced and meets the needs of our students. The organisations we have worked with recently include – but are not limited to:

  • 1625 Outreach (Drugs & Alcohol Education)
  • Rotheras Solicitors (Protected Characteristics & Discrimination)
  • First Steps Charity (Mental Health and Self Esteem)
  • Remedi (CEASE) (Abusive Relationships and Sexual Harassment)
  • Manny Barot (Lessons in Hate workshop)
  • Derby University Widening Access Team (Careers and Further Education)
  • School Nurse (appointment and drop-in sessions every Tuesday)
  • Derbyshire Police (consequences of sexting, nudes and consent assembly)
  • David Nieper Ltd (Equality and Diversity in the workplace)
  • Bright Futures (Enterprise and Employability workshops)
  • West Notts College (T Levels and Apprenticeship assembly)

Please find links to our full PSCHE & Citizenship curriculum below. We always welcome feedback form parents, carers and the local community; if you would like to discuss the curriculum in more depth, or have any suggestions, please contact

RSE Curriculum Intent

KS3 PSCHE & Citizenship Curriculum Intent

KS4 PSCHE & Citizenship Curriculum Intent

KS5 PSCHE & Citizenship Curriculum Intent