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Nottingham Girls' Academy

Sixth Form PSHE

At Nottingham Girls’ Academy, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. The PSHE curriculum gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives, to be respectful members of society and to meet their full potential.

By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem and empathy, we aim to ensure our programme will tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of all of our pupils. PSHE education also helps pupils to develop skills and aptitudes - like teamwork, communication, and resilience, which are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world, and are increasingly valued by employers.

We teach PSHE in every year group during tutor time, assemblies and PSHE drop down days. Delivery and content is monitored and reviewed regularly by staff and our Academy Council. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school mission and values. Most importantly, our PSHE programme is tailored to suit the needs of our learners within the context of our community.

There are many elements that are taught under the PSHE umbrella these are:

  • Relationship, Sex, Health Education (RSHE)
  • Careers and Employability skills
  • Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) elements
  • Modern British Values
  • The BUILD qualities at the heart of our reward system:
    • Respect
    • Kindness
    • Tolerance
    • Resilience
    • Creativity
    • Integrity
    • Positivity
    • Empathy
    • Aspiration


At Sixth Form PSHE is presented during tutor time, through online content and assemblies. The PSHE curriculum for Sixth Form is currently being reviewed; at the beginning of each year, in 12 and 13, pupils complete a needs analysis questionnaire so that their curriculum is tailored to their needs, making their PSHE education more personalised.