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Holmleigh Park High School

Parent letter term 1 (2023)

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted once again to have a fortnightly lesson of PSHE in 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 with 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


Year 11 start their Term 1 PSHE lessons with a focus on building study skills. The full Year 11 PSHE curriculum overview can be viewed here.

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 H Clegg

PSHE and Careers Coordinator