Identity and Destinations (ID) Department Vision

We aim to provide pupils with the opportunities, expertise and environment to enable them to fully engage with our subject in Hindley High School, the local community and wider society. There are seven main areas which are present throughout our Personal Development provision:

  1. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
  2. The Wider World (WW)
  3. Health & Wellbeing (H&W)
  4. Careers (C)
  5. Citizenship (CI)

The content is derived from the statutory requirements for PSHE, the PSHE additional guidance, the Citizenship National curriculum and the Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers. These areas, as well as the other elements of the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) will help our pupils understand own identity, to be responsible for their actions, to consider what it means to be respectful and to develop a sense of morality. Teachers and pupils should expect to practise kindness, team work, perseverance, self-discipline and hard work as well as having time for reflection and creativity. Financial capability and effective citizenship is also addressed in each year group.  Whilst many elements of the above are present throughout Hindley High School lessons, assemblies and the pastoral network, we are delighted to introduce “Identity and Destinations” (ID) lessons to our curriculum. These will take part fortnightly in Years 7-9 and will be supplemented by two Personal Development days as well as any topical theme sessions as appropriate. These lessons are further built upon in the KS4 Core curriculum as detailed below.

We seek to create memorable, relevant, challenging learning opportunities which inspire pupils, so they know how to stay happy, healthy and safe. We endeavour to simultaneously increase knowledge and understanding of issues, which are relevant to our cohort, as well as skilling the pupils with all the attributes required for life in Britain today. Overall, we wish to encourage respectful, informed, pupils who value their own identity, respect others with differing identities and who are equip to achieve both within our school and in later life.  As a staff we are aware of our responsibilities to be positive role models, to provide a safe environment, to challenge misconceptions, to inform pupils of their legal entitlements and to uphold the highest standards of behaviour and attitude.  We each have a duty to our pupils and in partnership with parents and outside agencies aim to provide pastoral care as well as curriculum based understanding.


Year 7

1 (7/8 Hours)

2 (7/8 Hours)

3 PD Day (5 Hours)

4 (7/8 Hours)

PD Day (5 Hours)

Be Your Best Self (RSE/ CI)

Careers for the future (WW/C)

Healthy mind, healthy body (H&W)

What does politics do for me?

Money & Global connectivity (BV/WW)

  • Expectations of Hindley High School pupil
  • Introduce Records of Achievements
  • How to be successful friend/family/peer/team/learning/ homework/ relationships
  • Persuasive oracy challenge based on choosing a (local) charity to benefit from non-uniform day.


  • Uniqueness of pupils
  • Skills for the future including those which don’t already exist
  • Successful letter writing
  • Green careers
  • Recycling work party
  • Coping with change- body/ friendships/ relationships/ school/ family etc
  • Puberty
  • Hygiene
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Importance of sleep
  • ACTIVE



  • Politics in the UK
  • Democracy
  • Respect
  • Brutishness
  • British Values
  • Equality in UK law and democracy
  • Voting
  • Money management
  • Interest rates
  • Gambling
  • Family budgeting
  • Fairtrade – global connections

Year 8

1 (7/8 Hours)

2 (7/8 Hours)

3 PD Day (5 Hours)

4 (7/8 Hours)

PD Day (5 Hours)

Rights and responsibilities (C)

Staying safe and healthy (H&W)


Careers/ market place (C)


Positive choices (RSE)


Equality, respect and the Law (WW/BV/ CI)


  • Wants and needs
  • Taxation
  • Qualifications
  • Destinations
  • STEM pathways


  • Legal drugs- including nitrous oxide
  • Smoking cessation
  • Plastered- alcohol awareness
  • Coping with divorce/ bereavement
  • ACTIVE- First Aid
  • Options
  • Pathways
  • Past pupils
  • Motivational exercises
  • Raising aspirations
  • Assertiveness when dealing with alternative viewpoints
  • Consent
  • Risky behaviour on/offline- phone use, up skirting, catfishing
  • Owning your identity
  • How British law protects
  • Role of police, courts and justice
  • Debate, Extremism/ Freedom of speech
  • Cultural/political/religious contradictions to British Values (Honour)
  • Danger of small factions/ cults


Year 9 - ID

1 (7/8 Hours)

2 (7/8 Hours)

3 PD Day (5 Hours)

4 (7/8 Hours)

PD Day (5 Hours)

Body perception (H&W/ PI)


Extremist behaviour

Earning and spending money (WW/C)


Work Ready (C/ PI /CI)

Community Action (WW//CI/C)

  • Self esteem
  • Positive body image
  • Social media
  • Health risks (sun/steroids/piercings/tattoos)
  • Alternative body experiences (Circumcision/ FGM/ Surgery/Trans)
  • What is extremism?
  • Toxic relationships
  • Coercion and grooming
  • Sexual activity and the law
  • When cultural practices conflict with the law
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Political extremism
  • Enterprise
  • Financial capability- Gambling
  • The Brick charity challenge
  • Jobs vs careers
  • Job suitability
  • Obtaining a job
  • Maintaining a job
  • Active Volunteering
  • Charity
  • Happiness grid challenge
  • Social action
  • Community involvement

Year 9 - Core

1 (7/8 Hours)

2 (7/8 Hours)

3 (7/8 Hours)

4 (7/8 Hours)

5 (7/8)

Dominate or Dominion

L8R

Prejudice & Discrimination


Relax and Revise


Diversity in modern Britain (BV/ WW)

  • ETHICS- Animal Rights
  • Sanctity vs Quality of life
  • Healthy Diet
  • Medical Testing
  • UK law on animals
  • Protesters for animal rights
  • Positive relationships
  • Parenthood
  • Appropriate Sexual behaviour
  • STI’s
  • Contraception
  • Staying safe
  • Stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination
  • Overcoming prejudice
  • Racism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Islamophobia
  • The Holocaust
  • Learning styles
  • How to revise
  • Basic psychology
  • The need to relax
  • Stress management
  • Sleep
  • Protest
  • Hate Crimes
  • Rise of the Extreme Right
  • Sexism
  • Disability awareness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Migration
  • Refugees

Year 10

1 (7/8 Hours)

2 (7/8 Hours)

PD Day (5 Hours)

3 (7/8 Hours)

4 (7/8 Hours)

PD Day (5 Hours)

PD Day (5 Hours)

Democracy


Work experience & safe online profiles


Skills City

Medical Ethics


Illegal Drugs

Family Life


Work experience


  • Leadership
  • Voting styles
  • UK governance
  • Manifestoes- prefect applications
  • Promotion of positive images- formal/ online/ interview
  • Work experience preparation
  • Work and UK law including rights, confidentiality

  • Skills city visit
  • Motivation
  • Motivational speakers
  • When life begins
  • Abortion
  • Cloning
  • Genetic engineering
  • Hospices
  • Euthanasia
  • Dying
  • Funerals/ bereavement
  • Types of drugs
  • Effects of drugs on individual
  • Effects of drugs on society
  • Drugs and the law
  • The legalisation of drugs debate
  • Treatment for addiction
  • Partnerships
  • Parenthood
  • Responsibilities and Duties to (unborn) child
  • Budgeting
  • Planning for the future, including finance
  • Religious views on family
  • Religious views on LGBT+