The PSHE department aims to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which follows the PSHE association’s guidance of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships, living in the wider world.
In KS3, our focus is on helping students to develop self-awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence to be able to stay as healthy as possible, keep themselves and others safe, have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships, respect the differences between people and develop independence and responsibility.. Students have 1 lesson a week in Year 7 and 8. In KS4 (which begins in Year 9), students continue with this subject for 1 lesson a week, with a continued focus on the areas mentioned above as well as some additional work focussed on democracy, British Values and citizenship.
Outside of lessons, students have the opportunity to observe workshops that are run by Brook Advisory and Loudmouth Education which support our relationship and sex education curriculum through the delivery of workshops and theatre performances which also help to raise awareness of important issues that students face in society today.
The School was a DFE early adopter school for the new national RHSE strategy and has more recently been invited to share the team's work on RHSE with other schools across the country.
Information about the PSHE/RHSE programme can be found on our main faculty page by clicking the 'return to faculty overview' page below.