Our mission is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and enter into adulthood.
We aim to support students to develop their self-esteem, resilience and empathy and to stay safe and healthy. This is learning for life.
PSHE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, which covers three broad areas:
- Health and wellbeing
- Living in the wider world
- how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
- how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
- how to deal with risky or negative relationships including various forms of extremist views as well as all forms of bullying
- about managing loss including bereavement, separation and divorce
- to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
- how to identify and access appropriate advice and support.
Health and wellbeing
- how to manage transition
- how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
- how to assess and manage risks to health and to stay, and keep others, safe
- how to ensure safety and protection from unwanted outside influences
- how to identify and access help, advice, and support.
Living in the wider world
- Learning about rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens, and participants in the local and national economy
- how to make informed choices and respond in the appropriate way, taking examples from the variety of views that exist in the world
- how to develop team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
- about the economic and business environment
- how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers.
In addition to these fortnightly lessons, students have visiting speakers who deliver key information to them about sex and relationships, online safety, and drugs awareness. Parents and carers are informed of these sessions. Guest speakers from Souster Youth also deliver lessons on prejudice (Year 7), digital technology (Year 8), healthy relationships (Years 9 and 10) and managing stress (Year 11).
Examples of cross-curricular links
Non-fiction reading - articles and news items
Vocabulary strategy - increasingly ambitious and challenging vocabulary encouraged
Purpose and audience writing - to explain, persuade, justify
|Mathematics:||Managing personal Finances|
|Science:||Environmental responsibilities, healthy lifestyles|
|Humanities:||Understanding others, recognising and challenging prejudice and discrimination|
Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC
- Self-knowledge and self-identity
- Knowledge of how to stay safe and healthy
- Understanding and empathy for others
- Financial awareness and knowledge
- Political awareness and understanding