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Holmleigh Park High School

Parent Letter for Term 1 (2022)

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted once again to have a fortnightly lesson of PSHE into the curriculum for Yr’s7-10. The decision was made to support the new statutory guidelines to implement Health Education (HE) and Relationship Sex Education (RSE).

As an Academy we recognise the importance and value of delivering this curriculum, providing our young people within our school community the opportunity to learn and discuss a range of topics in a well informed and supportive environment.  Each term will consist of approximately six lessons of PSHE, as well as Careers lessons and Study Skills on the alternate week. The PSHE topics being studied during Term 1 are:


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Lesson 1

Me and my identity

Family Influences


Human Rights and the Equality Act

Lesson 2

Peer Pressure and belonging

First impressions, faiths and beliefs

Risk and identity

Grief and Loss

Lesson 3

My Online Identity

Race, Religion and Multicultural Britain


Risk in real life and online

Lesson 4

Understanding stereotypes, prejudice and Discrimination

Social injustice and social Inequality

Prejudice and discrimination

Social injustice and social Inequality

Lesson 5

Challenging discrimination and bullying

Bullying and LBGTQ+ Bullying

Bullying and LBGTQ+ Bullying

Multiculturalism, society and inequality

Lesson 6

The Structure of government

Understanding the cabinet and media

The Law and the justice system

Relationships, power and goals

If you have any further enquiries about the PSHE curriculum or any of the content covered please feel free to look on the school website at the SRE Policy and Schemes of Learning. Or alternatively contact the academy on the following email: [email protected]

Kind Regards, 

Miss S J Diaco 

PSHE and Careers Coordinator