Dyson Perrins are proud to offer a broad and balanced curriculum. We do this to ensure that all students in our learning community are equipped throughout their learning journey with academic currency as well as character. Our Personal, Social and Health Education and Sex and Relationships programme is an embedded part of school life. We want all our young people to ‘Live life to the full’ by becoming empowered. Our core beliefs in Christian theology encourage us to provide high quality teaching and learning to ensure that all students in our care flourish regardless of religious beliefs. We believe this is an essential part of our student’s education and will allow them to make informed decisions in the future and be prepared for the wider world.
PSHE is taught through the form time programme, dedicated lessons and also collapsed timetable days. There are also a plethora of opportunities for students to learn about health and wellbeing, relationships and the wider world during academic lessons and other events that we put on throughout the year.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum where each student is equipped with knowledge and skills in an accessible way, that will maximise the outcomes for every student enabling them to become healthy, independent and responsible member’s society. We aim to help all our students to develop personally, socially and morally by drawing on real issues within our multicultural society.
We provide our students with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and help them to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our students are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community as well.
Our PSHE curriculum is personalised to the year group we are teaching. In addition, we hope that students will acquire knowledge and skills which enables them to be active and responsible citizens within our school community whilst also being prepared for future roles within the global community.
Our spiral curriculum is designed to allow students to develop appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the duties of the National Curriculum whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.
We also aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of RSE which enables all students to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives. We hope to enable students to explore the complexity of the relationships they will have both now and throughout their lives.
We endeavour to run a personalised and the planning of these sessions is completed in conjunction with feedback from students, staff and parents. We do have a number of outside speakers who work with us in the delivery of our programme and collapsed timetable days are delivered by our PSHE team within school.
We are keen to ensure that all stakeholders offer feedback on our learning cycles to ensure that we are tailoring our curriculum to the needs to our learners and so we regularly hold staff, student and parent feedback.
The order of the learning cycles throughout the year may change depending on the needs of the year group but the units can be viewed below. We are proud to be members of the PSHE Association and our PSHE team use this website to keep up to date with key changes and also to gain valuable CPD to constantly refine our practices.