PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education)
The personal development of students is a vital part of their secondary education. It provides an opportunity for schools to promote the wellbeing of students.
Personal wellbeing helps young people embrace change, feel positive about who they are and lead healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. The programme will include sex education and ensure that students are given information about relationships in a considered and age appropriate manner. Students will be able to recognise and manage risk and take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours. PSHE will also bring together careers education, work related learning, enterprise and financial capability.
PSHE in Year 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13 will appear as a taught lesson every week and Year 9 and 11 will have a collapsed timetable, of a lesson, approximately twice per half term. It will be taught by a dedicated teaching team and guest speakers will be invited to deliver sessions and share their expertise at selected times throughout the curriculum.
The theme for the 2016/17 academic year is ‘Healthy Minds’ and this will feature in the PSHE programme for all year groups; it will be a focus in form time and school assemblies. In conjunction with this a co-curricular lunch time activity (run by our school counsellor) will be offered to pupils on ‘Mindfulness’.
The PSHE curriculum has been devised using guidance from the Department for Education, Head of Sixth Form and in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team and the Pastoral support team.
At the start of each term, the PSHE programme will be updated on the website. If you have any queries regarding the content of the lessons please contact the school.
Mrs Law - PSHE Coordinator (Head of Year 8)