Personal, Social and Health Education
Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme aims to help our pupils to develop into happy, healthy, confident, caring and responsible citizens who are well equipped to make the most of their own abilities and fulfil their potential in adult life.
We are keen to work closely with parents in tackling the issues faced by young people today and so weave our optional Parents’ Pastoral Evenings into our PSHE programme so that we can develop a common understanding and approach.
First to Fifth Forms – compulsory for all pupils
All pupils in the First to Fifth Forms have one PSHE lesson per week. We follow the PSHE Association Programme of Study, along with the Cambridgeshire LEA’s PSHE Service Personal Development Programme, to ensure that we stay in line with national guidelines. A number of our academic and Health Centre staff teach PSHE.
Members of the teaching team prepare and deliver modules of several lessons, usually related to their own subject specialism. We place pupils into groups and they then spend around 5-6 weeks looking at a particular topic with a teacher before moving on to the next module in the rotation.
Our curriculum is very wide-ranging but can be broadly broken down into the following areas:
- Myself and My Relationships:
- Managing Change
- Diversity and Difference
- Making the Most of My Abilities:
- Myself as a Learner
- Making Choices
- Careers and Preparing for Working Life
- Healthy and Safer Lifestyles:
- Sex and Relationships Education
- Drug and Alcohol Education
- Managing My Own Health (emotional and physical wellbeing)
- Managing Risk
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Government and Democracy
- Global Citizenship
- Wealth Creation and Enterprise
We make use of visiting guest speakers and workshops regularly such as:
- First Form: Asthma UK , Snapshot Theatre Workshop (anti-bullying strategies) and Local County Councillor Peter Downes
- Second Form: Drinksense Workshop, Save the Children Workshop
- Third Form: Teenage Cancer Trust Presentation, Mindfulness Workshop
- Fourth Form: Snapshot Theatre Workshop (Relationships)
- Fifth Form: Mental Health Workshop, Exambuster Workshop
- Whole Senior School: Health Awareness Week (including Mindfulness, First Aid and Drinksense); Internet Safety Week (with a variety of workshops and speakers, including CEOP)
School Policies including those on Sex & Relationships, Bullying, Anti-Cyber Bullying, Drugs & Substance Abuse, can be found here.
For further details about the current PSHE Programme for your child's year group, please click the relevant link below.