Pool Academy


sas pshe


At Pool Academy, students experience PSHE Collapsed Curriculum days, where the timetable is dedicated to Personal, Social, Health and Economic education for a whole day. Opportunities are also provided through weekly tutor-led discussions, assemblies, National Curriculum subjects and one-off projects that enrich each pupils’ understanding of their personal and economic wellbeing today and for the future.


The PSHE Curriculum is delivered by both form tutors and external agencies. The course is designed to help pupils to deal with the difficult moral, social and health related issues that arise in their lives and in society.


Key Stage 3 and 4 cover all statutory and many non-statutory aspects of PSHE Education allowing for a broad and balanced curriculum that is suited to each year group. Topics covered range from E-Safety, Careers, Crime, Sex and Relationship Education and Diversity to Drugs Education and Healthy Lifestyles. The emphasis is on active learning throughout with enterprise tasks, work experience placements and pupil-led initiatives allowing for hands-on experiences. PSHE helps to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils need for the future to live, confident, healthy, independent lives as individuals, parents, workers and members of society.



We've had great success with using yoga during our PSHE days.

Yoga improves physical fitness, health and emotional wellbeing.

Improves levels of flexibility, strength, balance and coordination.

Fully inclusive and non-competitive, all pupils can enjoy and see personal progress.

Emotionally balancing, improves concentration and behaviour.

Builds self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness.

Strengthens the back and core to facilitate sitting, which leads to enhanced breathing and increased learning capacity.

Find our more here: www.helenclareyoga.com/yoga-in-education-project/secondary-schools/ 



On July the 8th pupils will be exploring different themes to promote their Personal, Social Health and Economic Wellbeing.


Year 7 Lifestyles (pupils to wear their full PE kit)


Year 7 will be working on their team building and communication skills with Lifestyle Solutions setting a series of challenges to be completed. An introduction to Parliament as well as an environmental musical junk workshop will also form part of the Lifestyles theme.


Year 8 Summer Safety (pupils to wear their own clothes)


Year 8 will be spending the morning at Perranporth beach. They will be working with local lifeguards, the RNLI, taking part in an environmental sand sculpture competition as well as completing an SAS beach clean. Once back at school pupils will follow up their work with CLEAR and take part in an interactive theatre production.


Future Choices (Years 9 and 10 pupils to wear full school uniform)

Inspirational speaker Alan Jones will be talking to pupils about their motivation for personal goals and ambitions.


All Year 9 Pupils will gain First Aid Skills from the Red Cross and there will also be a chance for all Year 9 pupils to consider their Post 16 Options. Truro College will be running 10 diverse 'Have a Go' workshops. Topics range from; Raspberry Pi programming, Prosthetics, to studying medicine and applying to top universities.


Year 10 will Reflect on their Work Experience week and consider their future choices. The fire services will prepare pupils for gaining their driving licence and CLEAR will be leading workshops on Healthy Relationships.


Here is the West Briton article of our beach clean: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-34909847.html



PSHE Important Dates 

July 8th 2014



Scheme of Learning- PSHE

Year 7

Autumn Term

Friendships and Relationships

Spring Term

Charity Enterprise

Summer Term

Legal and Illegal Drugs

Year 8

Autumn Term

Law and Order
Options (Making choices about the future)

Spring Term

SAS Enterprise
Healthy Relationships with CLEAR
( clearsupport.net )

Summer Term

RNLI staying Safe
Drugs and Alcohol

Year 9

Autumn Term

Age and the Law (Discussing Crime)
Self Esteem

Spring Term

Stop Stigma Mental Health Awareness

Summer Term

Healthy Relationships with CLEAR

( clearsupport.net )
Attitudes to Risk (Drugs and Alcohol)

Year 10

Autumn Term

Choices and Consequences (Relationships and Sex Education)

Spring Term

Self Esteem

Summer Term

Work Experience
Healthy Relationships with CLEAR

( clearsupport.net )

Year 11

Autumn Term

Preparing for the Future
( Cvs, mock, interview day, careers education )

Spring Term

Next Steps
( Finances , exams, stress busters, revision techniques timetables )


Miss A Roberts

Head of Department

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