Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is taught in all Years from 7 -12. It is taught in groups and girls are encouraged to join in with discussion.
Year 7 girls remain with the same member of staff all year, whilst Years 8 – 11 work on a rotation basis to cover different PSHE themes. The Year 12 programme has a greater emphasis on specialist outside speakers although interesting and informative speakers do feature in other years as well.
The aim of PSHE is to support our pupils’ in developing the key skills and attributes they need to help them make informed choices and deal responsibly with a range of decisions or situations. Those skills and attributes include:
- Decision making
- Risk analysis
Our curriculum is firmly rooted in the school's values of honesty, trust, tolerance and integrity; and our aim is for every pupil to feel a secure sense of self-worth; responsibility; respect for others; and encourage physical and mental well-being.
There are four PSHE themes that run across the year groups:
- Health and well being
- Relationships and sex
- Citizenship and society
- Economic awareness
Year 10 and 11 pupils also access their Religious Studies through the PSHE curriculum.
Teaching topics include: body confidence; stress management; substance misuse; healthy relationships and consent; British values; your virtual world; diversity; human rights; managing money; and business and enterprise.
The PSHE curriculum is also heavily integrated with the school’s form time, assembly and pastoral programmes with the development of the key skills and attributes being central to the programmes delivered in these areas of school life.