PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) enables our students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to navigate the many opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face through school and beyond; ensuring that they thrive as individuals, family members and members of society now and for the future.
Pupils in Years 7 to 9 have a 50 minute PSHE lesson once a week or fortnightly for Years 10 and 11. Lessons are tailored to explore age-appropriate topics and skills, ensuring that students are kept up to date and well-equipped to deal with topical issues arising in the UK and internationally. We incorporate philosophical and critical thinking skills throughout these lessons. We ask our students to actively explore their well-being within a local, global and historical context; thinking critically about rights and responsibilities.
We cover topics such as healthy eating and exercise, discrimination, online safety, mental health, relationships, first aid, careers and money management. Understanding the facts, systems and laws surrounding these issues is important, but equally our PSHE programme fosters vital life skills such as resilience, self-esteem, risk management and team working.
PSHE is also promoted and supported throughout school, for example through our tutor time programme and across the curriculum in subjects such as Science.