Sorry. You need to upgrade your browser

You are using Internet Explorer 8

This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.

Thank you.

PSHE Newsletter

27 Oct 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

Throughout their time at Ibstock Community College, your child will study a broad, engaging and age appropriate PSHE curriculum designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep themselves safe and to fulfil their potential. This has recently been redeveloped following thorough consultation with students, staff and parents and carers. The feedback received was extremely valuable in creating a curriculum tailored specifically around the needs of our students, and I would like to thank you for the hundreds of responses I received. Please see below for a brief overview of what will be covered this half term.

Year 7

Year 7 are studying a unit called “Developing Skills and Aspirations”. The aim of this unit is to gain the skills needed to work alongside others both inside and outside of school, and in later life. This unit will look at team work and problem solving, stereotypes and work, equality of opportunity, values and career choices, and understanding which careers you are interested in.

Year 8

Year 8 are studying a unit called “Community and Careers”. The aim of this unit is to learn about different types of careers, what our goals are, and steps we can take to achieve them. This unit will look at equality of opportunity, target setting, career opportunities, conflict in communities and voluntary work.

Year 9

Year 9 are studying a unit called “Setting Goals”. This unit will focus on setting and achieving aspirational goals. This unit will involve transferable skills, demonstrating strengths, managing emotions and mental health, careers fair and goal setting.

The knowledge organisers for each of these units are available to access on the school website. If you would like further information about the PSHE curriculum, then please contact Mrs McMahon at

Your Sincerely,

Mrs McMahon

Faculty Leader of Humanities and PSHE


« Back to letters