Year 7

Week Week begins


Content of 1 SMSC session each week


    Transition Diet and Exercise:
1   Personal Identity and Transition:


Learning objectives:

● To explore the differences between being at primary school and at secondary school;

● To reflect on feelings about being somewhere new, including reflection on the chance to create a new identity;

● To establish ground rules for PSHE education learning


Learning outcomes: Students will be able to:

● identify feelings associated with being in a new school;

● identify ways in which being a secondary school student differs from being a primary school student;

● identify and evaluate new opportunities available at secondary school;

● identify support available in their new school;

● negotiate ground rules to prepare a safe space for PSHE education learning.

Resource Available Y:\Pastoral\ADC\Year 7\SMSC 2019\Term One Transition Diet and Exercise\1. Personal Identity and Transition.pptx
2   Group Work and Building Friendships


Learning objectives:

● To learn to build working relationships within the group;

● To support transition through learning to establish and manage friendships;

● To learn to manage peer influence and the desire for peer approval whilst maintaining their values


Learning outcomes: Students will be able to:

● demonstrate the ability to work effectively and safely in class groups;

● discuss issues and feelings around fitting in and being left out of groups;

● demonstrate the qualities required to build positive relationships;

● identify ways to make new friends in a new situation;

● identify ways in which peer influence and/or the desire to be liked and fit in with peers might lead people to do something that conflicts with their values;

● demonstrate strategies for managing peer influence and the desire for peer approval.

Resource Available Term One Transition Diet and Exercise\2. Group Work and Building Friendships.pptx
3   Study Skills and Organisation


Learning objective:

● To learn about different learning styles and strategies to improve study skills;

● To recognise their personal strengths and areas for development and set learning targets through effective self review;

● To provide and learn from effective peer assessment; ● To develop a growth mind set.


Learning outcomes: Students will be able to:

● explain how, where, when and what they learn best;

● identify their skills and strengths as a student and preferred learning styles; ● demonstrate basic personal organisation and time management skills;

● demonstrate improved study, organisational, research and presentation skills;

● identify the qualities of effective assessment feedback;

● provide effective peer assessment feedback on others’ work;

● demonstrate the ability to accept helpful feedback and reject unhelpful criticism;

● explain the meaning of the term ‘growth mind set’;

● demonstrate a growth mind set during learning conversations

Resource Available: Term One Transition Diet and Exercise\3.Study Skills and Organisation.pptx
4   Diet and Sleep


Learning objectives:

● To promote the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices including the value of physical activity, a healthy diet and adequate sleep


Learning outcomes: Students will be able to:

● describe what constitutes a balanced diet;

● describe and assess the benefits of a balanced diet, appropriate exercise and healthy sleep patterns and explain the potential risks of poor lifestyle choices;

● describe the impact of screen and phone use late at night;

● describe the link between mental wellbeing and physical health;

● identify strategies to provide a balance between work, leisure and exercise;

● name reliable sources of help and support, including local health services;

● explain how to assess the worth and reliability of health information and advice.


Resource Available Term One Transition Diet and Exercise\4. Diet, Sleep and Health.pptx
5   Lifestyle Choices


Learning objectives:

● To consider the impact of others (including the media) on our lifestyle choices.

● To develop the ability to make judgments in pressured scenarios.


Learning outcomes: Students will be able to:

● explain that some lifestyle choices carry risk

● identify the potential influences on their lifestyle choices;

● assess the importance of identifying reliable sources of advice and information about health issues;

● explain how comments, images and role models in the media and on social media might influence people’s health-related behaviours;

● explain how resilience to pressure from others can be required to make the best decision for them in difficult situations, and how this resilience is developed;

● suggest ways to reduce and manage unhelpful influences on lifestyle choices;

● express increased confidence in their ability to be resilient in difficult situations;

● demonstrate or explain exit strategies for situations where people are being asked to do something which is unsafe

6   Transition, Diet and Exercise Assessment
7   British Values- The Rule of the Law

Year 10

Year 10 Term and Content
Autumn 1: Mental Health & Wellbeing This unit includes learning about strategies for coping with challenging periods of time, including change and grief. Students explore social anxiety, and the impact technology is having on mental health.

1.      Managing tough times: change, grief and bereavement

2.      Suicide

3.      Managing Social Anxiety

4.      Social Media & Self-Esteem

5.      Screen Time

Autumn 2: Living Responsibly This unit includes learning about how to become a responsible citizen, debating topical social issues.

1.      Managing time effectively

2.      Living sustainably

3.      Homelessness

4.      Hate Crime

5.      Tattoos and Piercings

6.      Binge Drinking

Spring 1: Careers This unit will help students to identify future career goals, creating an action plan appropriate to their interests and qualifications. It will also explore the influence of gender identity on career aspirations, stereotypes and pay.

1.      The right career for me

2.      Employability skills: CV

3.      Careers in STEM

4.      Rights & Responsibilities

5.      Volunteering (Link to Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award)

6.      International Women’s Day

Spring 2: Living in the Wider World This unit will provide students with a greater understanding of difficult, national issues. It will equip them with vital tools such as assessing risk, decision making and developing their moral compass.

1.      Criminal Justice System

2.      Anti-Social Behaviour

3.      County Lines

4.      Money Laundering

5.      Terrorism

6.      Over & Covert Racism

7.      Fake News and critical thinking

Summer 1: Relationships This unit explores the influence of role models, managing romantic relationship challenges and tackles forced marriage.

1.      Conflict Management

2.      Forced Marriage

3.      Harassment & Stalking

4.      Revenge Porn

5.      Role Models

Summer 2: Relationships & Diversity This unit helps students to understand different parenting styles, and tackles relationship myths and expectations.

1.      Same Sex Relationships

2.      Gender and Trans Identity

3.      Community Cohesion

4.      Sexism

5.      Parenting Styles