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SMSC, PSHE, RSE & Citizenship

SMSC through PSHE, RSE, Citizenship and Religious Education Programmes 2020-21


The aim of the PSHE, RSE, SMSC and Citizenship programme at HAMD is to guide students during their personal development so they become happy, productive and conscientious members of society equipped with the skills, knowledge and experiences to make positive changes to their lives and to the lives of the wider global community.

We expect students to understand the benefits of living and learning in Great Britain; to understand the freedoms this provides and the values we must all aspire to uphold in our everyday lives. This area of the curriculum has been tailored to ensure that all students are ready for the challenges of life in the 21st century and deals with important, and at times challenging, topics such as e-Safety, radicalisation, sexual health, FGM, bullying, consent and child sexual exploitation.

This Academy will deliver this element of our students’ education through a range of programs, such as: Form Tutor Activities; Assemblies; SMSC & Wellbeing Days; and the curriculum.

The Academy programmes will:

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people; and
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.


The planned programmes will ensure students understand and have appropriate knowledge of:

  • how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  • an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
  • an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  • an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.





How is this delivered?


PSHE and RSE is delivered through a range of Form Tutor time activities and through workshops, educational visits and classroom-based learning during our whole school drop-down days. 

The main themes within the PSHE curriculum that are revisited at various stages throughout our students’ time at HAMD are: healthy body, healthy mind, healthy relationships and healthy choices.   By the end of their schooling, students at HAMD will have developed an increasingly deep understanding of a range of issues ranging from: diet; drug and alcohol abuse; resilience and growth mind-set; sex and positive relationships; avoiding the dangers of gangs; understanding the effects of the media.

Citizenship is delivered through our Form Tutor time activity programme coupled with a drop-down day in which students from Years 7-10 take part in a range of activities focusing on: exploring and celebrating the diverse and inclusive world we live in; understanding how to live a healthy, active lifestyle and lay the foundations we need to live a long and healthy life; learning to make the right life choices and understanding the repercussions of our actions.


Students learn about all aspects of Citizenship throughout their time at HAMD; some of the main themes explored in depth include: democracy; rights and responsibilities; the work of the three branches of government; electoral systems; multiculturalism and crucially to our SMSC programme, being an active citizen.


There are many aspects of the Academy life that link into the PSHE, SMSC and Citizenship education of our students. These include Student Council activities, Year group Prefect roles, Head Boy and Head Girl / Principal meetings and CIT events to name a few.


We are very proud of the holistic education the students are provided, to ensure they develop into young adults we can all be proud of.



In the 2020-21 academic year, our PSHE & Citizenship Days are:

1… Thematic Day 1: Community Cohesion

2… Thematic Day 2: Self-care and confidence

3… Thematic Day 3: Diversity and Sport


Adapted PSHE, SMSC and Wellbeing Curriculum 2020/21

The second Lock Down has had a detrimental impact on all aspects of the National Curriculum delivery in all schools. To this end we have made some alterations to the planning and delivery of the PSHE, SMSC and Wellbeing curriculum, including Citizenship and the new RSHE curriculum, we deliver here at HAMD.


The adaptation are highlighted below:

What students have covered this year so far, and will cover:


Content covered so far…

Content to cover…





SP2 Part 1

SP2 part 2



Year Group

In School

In School

In Lock-Down

In Lock-Down

In School

In School

In School






Life after Lockdown Programme Part 1





Life after Lockdown Programme Part 2





Citizenship Activities via SAM Learning





PSHE Activities via SAM Learning





Jigsaw Recovery Curriculum

Year 7 Jigsaw Programme

Year 7 Jigsaw Programme


Year 8 Jigsaw Programme

Year 8 Jigsaw Programme


Year 9 Jigsaw Programme

Year 9 Jigsaw Programme


Year 10 Jigsaw Programme

Year 10 Jigsaw Programme


Year 11 Jigsaw Programme

Year 11 TBC see content below



Content covered so far

Life After Lock Down Programme

Reintegrating students into school life after the long LockDown period, followed by the school holidays was an important task. The content of the programme included:

  • Session 1 – Life after lockdown
  • Session 2 - Changing Habits
  • Session 3 - A Better Me
  • Session 4 - Finding Motivation
  • Session 5 - Reducing Stress
  • Session 6 - Positive Mindset
  • Session 7 - Implementing Strategies
  • Session 8 - Expressing Ourselves
  • Session 9 - My Future Self
  • Session 10 - The Journey Ahead

Citizenship Activities via SAM Learning

  • Citizens of the World
  • Economic wellbeing and financial capability
  • Financial choices
  • Right and responsibilities

PSHE Activities via SAM Learning

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Personal wellbeing
  • Living in the wider world
  • Social influences



Content to be covered – From w/c 8th March 2021

The Academy has decided to launch a new PSHE Programme, the JIGSAW 11-16 PSHE Programme. The Jigsaw Programme (see link below) will enable us to confidently meet the requirements by the time the students leave the Academy in the 2024/25 academic year.


Jigsaw Recovery Curriculum – 2 sessions per week for the 3 weeks until Easter holidays

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Looking after myself

Managing difficult feelings

Loss and grief

Remembering who I am and who I want to become

Looking forward, beyond Covid 19…for me

Looking forward, beyond Covid 19…for the world

Key content identified for integration into PSHE tutor activities (1 session per week)

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

British Values


Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Domestic Violence

Gangs and County Lines

Year group specific Jigsaw Programme – From w/c 19th April 2021

Summer 1 – Relationships (6 week programme, 1 per week)

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Characteristics of healthy relationships, healthy romantic relationships,

consent, relationships and change, emotions

within friendships, being discerning, assertiveness,


Positive relationship with

self, social media and relationship with self,

negative self-talk, managing a range of relationships, personal space, online etiquette,

online privacy and personal safety, coercion, unhealthy balance of power in

relationships, sources of support

Power and control in intimate relationships,

risk in intimate relationships, importance of sexual consent,

assertiveness skills, sex and the law, pornography and stereotypes, contraception

choices, family planning, STIs, support and advice services

Sustaining long-term

relationships, relationship choices, ending relationships

safely, consequences

of relationships ending e.g. bullying, revenge

porn, grief-cycle. Divorce and separation, impact

of family breakup on children, understanding

love, fake news and rumourmongering,

abuse in teenage relationships. Legislation,

support and advice

Stages of intimate relationships, positive and negative connotations of sex, protecting sexual and

Reproductive health,

safely ending relationships, spectrum of gender and sexuality, LGBT+ rights and

protection under the Equality Act, “coming

out” challenges, LGBT+ media stereotypes,

power, control and sexual experimentation,

forced marriage, honour-based violence, FGM and

other abuses, hate crime, sources of support

Summer 2 – Changing me (6 week programme 1 per week)

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Puberty changes, FGM, breast flattening/ironing, responsibilities of parenthood, types of committed relationships, happiness and intimate relationships, media and self-esteem, self-image, brain changes in puberty, sources of help and support

Types of close intimate relationships, physical attraction, legal status of relationships, behaviours in healthy and unhealthy romantic relationships, pornography, sexuality, alcohol and risky behaviour

Mental health stigma, triggers, support strategies, managing emotional changes, resilience and how to improve it, reflection on importance of sleep in relation to mental health, reflection on body and brain changes, stereotypes

Impact of societal change on young people, role of media on societal change, reflection on change so far and how to manage it successfully, decision making, sexual identity gender, spectrum of sexuality, stereotypes in romantic relationships, sexual identity and risk, family change, sources of support.


TBC – Could be careers themed session or preparing students for college/sixth form/apprenticeships etc.




Mr Mallin- Principal,

Mr Humber, Vice Principal

Mr Stewart – Coordinator or PSHE, SMSC and Wellbeing