Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE education) is defined as “a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.’

PSHE education at Bluecoat Wollaton Academy offers students the opportunity to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills they need to achieve and exceed, to be resilient and to lead safe, happy and healthy lives. It aims to help students understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values.

The programme of study for PSHE education at BWA follows the statutory guidance for Relationships and Sex Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing from September 2020.  It includes topics such as: bullying, crime, cultural diversity, drug and alcohol education, healthy eating, online safety, road safety awareness, prejudice, social and emotional health, wellbeing, sex and relationships and peer pressure.

Each year group is allocated two days per year off timetable to really engage with these vital and relevant issues.  Our PSHE ‘drop down days’ are led by professionals and external providers, giving students a safe and personalised learning environment to practice and develop the skills necessary to manage the moral, social and cultural challenges and responsibilities that are part of growing up and living in our world.

For more information please see the PSHE timetable and statutory guidance below.

An overview of the topics covered here at Bluecoat Wollaton can be found here:

Year 11 Summer Term | Relationships & Sex Education

Unfortunately, due to the recent lockdown we have been unable to teach Relationships and Sex education in the way we had planned.  Therefore, we have organised for all Year 11 students to receive a fantastic programme of Relationships and Sex Education before they leave school.  These lessons will take place during form time once a week on the dates below:

Thursday 22nd April Consent & The Law
Wednesday 28th April Healthy Relationships
Wednesday 5th May Unhealthy Relationships
Thursday 13th May Grooming, indecent images, online relationships
Thursday 20th May Pregnancy, contraception and STIs


If students feel that they may need some support before the lessons, or would like to discuss anything linked to the programme, please do contact Mrs Goodman or Mr Goodwin.

Lockdown 2021 | Advice for students

For wellbeing support at this time, visit the Wellbeing page. It’s good to talk – you may wish to speak about how you are feeling:

  • Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.
  • Contact Childline for free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone on 0800 1111.
  • Contact Samaritans to access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.org.
  • Your year leader via email or phone
  • The safeguarding team at BWAsafeguardingBWA@bluecoat.uk.com
  • Your teachers
  • An adult you trust
  • A friend

Contact Us

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
Sutton Passeys Crescent
Wollaton Park

E-mail: office@bluecoatwollaton.co.uk
Tel: 0115 900 7210

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