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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Personal Development

Our PSHE curriculum at Moorside High School equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult. Our intention is to provide students with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. We aim to provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about acting socially responsible, rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our curriculum provides comprehensive, unbiased and correct information, it is age-appropriate and builds on learning and knowledge each year.
Moreover, our students are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of TEAM and CARE and seek leadership opportunities within the school gates and their local community.

Links to other areas of Personal Development at Moorside High School 


Please see below for a break-down of what your child will learn during PSHE across the year. If you require any further information, please do contact our Head of PSHE - Mrs E McGivern.

Year 7

Autumn 1 - Transition to TEAM Moorside: Relationships and Safety (Friendship, respect and relationships)

Autumn 2 - Transition continued (Relationships & Online Safety)

Spring 1 - Puberty & Body Development (Health & Wellbeing)

Spring 2 - Religion

Summer 1 - Politics, parliament and me (Rights, Responsibilities & British Values)

Summer 2 - Celebrating Differences (Celebrating Diversity & Equality)

Year 8

Autumn 1 - Dangerous Society online and offline (Staying Safe Online and Offline) 

Autumn 2 - Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing Health and Wellbeing

Spring 1 - LGBTQA+ Explored Celebrating Diversity & Equality

Spring 2 - Identity, Relationships & Sex Education Relationship & Sex Education

Summer 1 - Religious Education

Summer 2 - Proud to be me Life Beyond School  

Year 9

Autumn 1 - (Life Beyond School) Essential Life Skills

Autumn 2 - (Relationships & Sex Education) Sex the Law and Consent

Spring 1 - (Health and Wellbeing) Body Confidence

Spring 2 - (Religion) Religion

Summer 1 - Staying Safe Online & Offline) Legal & illegal drugs

Summer 2 - (Relationships & Sex Education) Contraception & STI’s

Year 10

Autumn 1 - Mental Health and Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing)

Autumn 1 - Violence, Crimes and Seeking Safety (Staying Safe Online & Offline) 

Spring 1 - Sex, the Law and Consent (Relationship and Sex Education) 

Spring 2 - Exploring British Values (Rights, Responsibilities & British Values)

Summer 1- Warning, Relationships and Sex Education (Relationship and Sex Education)

Summer 2 - Your Future and Beyond (Life Beyond School)

Year 11

Autumn 1 - Exploring relationships and sex education & revisiting contraception (Relationships & Sex Education)

Autumn 2 - Your future and beyond (Life Beyond School)

Spring 1 - Violence, Crimes and Seeking Safety (Staying Safe Online & Offline)

Spring 2 - Adult health and looking after yourself (Health and Wellbeing)

Summer 1 - Revision

Summer 2 - Revision

 Form Time Structure

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Monday Numeracy Ninjas Numeracy Ninjas Numeracy Ninjas Literacy/Numeracy/News Assembly Day
Tuesday PSHE PSHE DEAR Assembly Day Intervention
Wednesday DEAR DEAR Assembly Day DEAR PSHE
Thursday Review and Reflect Assembly Day PSHE PSHE Intervention
Friday Assembly Day Review and Reflect Review and Reflect Review and Reflect Review and Reflect

DEAR Time - Drop Everything And Read

The idea of DEAR time is to 'literally' drop everything and read for pleasure at a designated time each week during form time. Repetition of DEAR across the term, ensures that students are practising important reading skills needed for their eduction.  

Review and Reflect 

This is an opportunity for students to look at their week and look at what they have achieved and potentially what they will do differently the following week. The student bulletin is shared with them, alongside the 'Word of the Week'


This is an opportunity to extend on the theme that has been addressed during the PSHE lesson and also look in more detail at the Assembly Theme. 

Numeracy Ninjas 

This is an intervention designed to fill gaps in students' basic mental calculation strategies and also to empower them with the numeracy skills and fluency required to fully access GCSE Maths concepts when they move to Key Stage 4 study. Through the incorporation of Science of Learning principles such as retrieval, spacing and interleaving, this ensures students' learning is retained over time and transferrable to many contexts. 

Please find some links below with further information around PSHE: