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PSHE and Citizenship

Subject Lead - Mrs Charis Furness, 01805 623531 Ext. 249 or




  • To help pupils understand what a free, tolerant, democratic, safe and healthy society is like, and where their place is within this.
  • To provide pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to live safe, happy and fulfilled lives. 
  • To raise aspirations and challenge preconceptions about career destiny. 
  • To ensure all statutory elements of PSHE, Careers & Citizenship are included within meaningful learning. 


Curriculum & Qualifications

KS3 & KS4 Curriculum


The right to withdraw. 

In secondary education from September 2020:


  • Parents will not be able to withdraw their child from any aspect of Relationships Education or Health Education.
  • Parents will be able to withdraw their child (following discussion with the school) from any or all aspects of Sex Education, other than those which are part of the science curriculum, up to and until three terms before the age of 16.


At GTS we believe that our curriculum is age appropriate and helps young people make informed choices.


If you have any concerns about the context that is being taught please contact


Citizenship is delivered by a large team of 32 staff to groups on a Thursday afternoon period 5 on week B. Each year group has 50 minutes a fortnight. 

PSHE is delivered by a discrete PSHE team who have enhanced training. Each year group has 50 minutes a fortnight. 


The impact of PSHE, Careers & Citizenship is seen throughout our school in the values and attitudes that our pupils hold and articulate. We can see that the positive impact of the careers programme as we have 97% of pupils staying in education or training after Y11. 

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