"The mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it is not open". Frank Zappa

Our intention for our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (Including Relationships & Sex Education) curriculum is:

PSHCE at Hadley Learning Community is intended to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and personal skills to be able to lead active, positive lifestyles in our local community and beyond. HLC students will have an appreciation for the world they live in and a deep understanding of how their actions can have an impact on the people and places around them. By the end of KS3, pupils will understand how to develop positive relationships, enjoy healthy lifestyles and live in the wider world. They will have an understanding of British Values and SMSC and will have access to a range of personal learning and thinking skills in order for them to be resilient citizens.

Pupils will develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing a diverse range of places and people, now and in the future. Our pupils will have an extensive core of PSHCE knowledge and vocabulary, which will be learned and regularly practised so that students are confident and comfortable using academic language in every context that requires it throughout their education and beyond. They will have good awareness, and be able to use a wide range of strategies effectively to develop positive relationships with others. They will be able to carry out complex and increasingly independent analysis and evaluation of all elements of PSHCE and will develop the skills to think critically about different views, and justify their own view in reaching conclusions.

The foundations laid in KS3 will help them to go on to succeed in KS4. They will have the knowledge and understanding to enable them to apply what they know to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts from the local Hadley area to the wider UK. This will help them to go on to achieve their potential, not just at A Level and in Higher Education but as global citizens living in a dynamic and interdependent world.

HLC students will have a sense of belonging and respect for themselves and others. This will inspire them to become happy, healthy and safe adults.


Meet the Team

PSCHE is delivered through a one-hour weekly session by our form tutors on a rolling timetable.  This ensures that your son or daughter will have regular interaction with their tutor through a wide range of topics while also having quick access to pastoral support if necessary.  Our tutors are your child’s first port of call and through PSHCE we continue to forge supportive and nurturing relationships that will ensure a positive learning experience at Hadley Learning Community Secondary.”