In PSHE we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to help them to make healthy and informed choices.

We aim to strengthen and enhance pupils understanding of the world they live in, the opportunities and risk that it presents. Pupils are equipped with the knowledge and skills to negotiate risky situations and keep themselves safe and healthy.

Pupils are also able to explore a number of citizenship themes within PSHE lessons. They are encouraged to ask questions in a safe and stimulating classroom environment. Learning activities include discussion, group work, role play and games.

We draw on the expertise of visitors from external agencies throughout key stages 3 and 4.

Two specialist PSHE staff deliver the vast majority of lessons. Mrs Parkinson has received National Accreditation for PSHE and SRE teaching.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, pupils will explore a number of different topics including

  • Being Healthy
  • Bullying
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Planning for the Future
  • The Law and Criminal Justice System

Key Stage 4

At Key stage 4 whilst not working towards a formal qualification pupils will investigate a range of themes and be supported through decision making and planning for their post-16 future.

  • Work experience preparation
  • Body Image
  • The media
  • Drug and Alcohol education
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Post-16 options

Enrichment

Work in PSHE is supported by visits from a wide range of external agencies such as

  • Neighbourhood Policing Team
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Safer Travel Unit
  • Further Education Providers

Staff

  • Mrs R Parkinson (Head of PSHE)
  • Miss L Davey

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