Our Personal, Social and Health education programme is aimed at helping pupils get the most out of their school life as well as helping them develop as individuals. All PSHE lessons up to Year 11 take place with Form or Tutor groups, our basic pastoral unit. In Years 7 to 9 PSHE is taught by the Form or House Tutor, strengthening the pastoral links between Tutor and Tutee, while the lessons in Years 10 and 11 are taught by specialists. In the sixth form, PSHE topics are covered within the Enrichment Programme (hotlink).
Here are some of the topics covered in our current PSHE programme:
• Years 7 and 8 – settling in, study skills, your values, bullying, disability, alcohol, smoking, friendships, the internet.
• Year 9 – drugs, crime, citizenship personal health and well-being
• Years 10 and 11 – citizenship, ICT, study skills, careers, physical and mental health issues, religious issues, personal finance
During these courses we encourage pupils to go beyond acquiring particular knowledge or skills, so that they develop the moral, ethical and spiritual values that underlie their lives.