LiFE Curriculum at Pakefield High School
Our LIFE Programme at Pakefield is our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) programme which also incorporates all of the RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) elements that are statutory, alongside important topics such as healthy lifestyles, financial literacy and careers. The aim of the programme is to equip our young people with the skills needed to be successful and well-rounded members of society, who thrive in life both inside and outside of school.
We use quality assured resources in lessons from the PSHE Association to aid the delivery of our bespoke curriculum, with lessons tailored to the need of our pupils at Pakefield High School. Students will progress through three topics 'Sex and Relationships', Living in the Wider World' and 'Health and Wellbeing', with content getting progressively more in-depth as they develop through secondary school.
Whilst LIFE/PSHE lessons are provided for students on a fortnightly basis, we have a core focus on personal development with a Form Time Programme specifically tailored to each year group, supporting the delivery of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum, with small bitesize chunks delivered weekly by form tutors. Moreover, we have a bespoke Assembly Programme which is centralised around topical weeks throughout the year, with opportunities for students to hear from external visitors to enhance their learning across a variety of topics linking to the PSHE curriculum.
Miss Willingham (Head of RSHE)
Useful information for parents / carers to support your child at home
The PSHE Association
The PSHE Association is a national association for PSHE education professionals. Providing members with dedicated support, resources, training & guidance.
They have a whole part of their website designated to helping parents with PSHE topics, talking to your young people about PSHE topics and offering guidance and support.
This is a great website for advice for parents and carers about all things online, things your young people might be exposed to, how to keep them safe and how to talk to them about issues surrounding online situations.
YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity
They are an organisation which offers information and support for the LGBT communicates and their allies. They have loads of useful information and resources. Particularly about how to approach your young person coming out.
They also have an information service – Freephone 0800 0502020 liens are open 9.30-4.30 Monday to Friday.