Head of Department: Miss M. Jones
In PSHCE, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. PSHCE helps pupils to manage many of the challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Pupils in KS3 have PSHCE once a week and at KS4 once a fortnight. There are no formal examinations or tests that take place. This allows enriching lessons in which pupils can freely participate in debate and other more engaging activities. The department aims to be paper-free and pupils complete online ‘exercise books’, using Google Slides to record their work. Teachers monitor these closely and provide formative feedback regularly.
What do we learn?
Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health
- Healthy Hearts
- Peer Pressure
- Alcohol, drug and tobacco misuse
- First Aid, including CPR
- Good relationships
- Sexual Health
- Personal Values
Living in the Wider World
- Human Rights
- How is the country run?
- Careers and future aspirations
- Employment skills
- Learning and Revision skills
Who teaches us?
This year, the following teaching staff members deliver PSHCE lessons:
Miss G. Laird, Mrs S. Ingram-Dodd, Mr A. King & Mrs C. Avary
In addition, pupils are lucky to be visited by various outside agencies who deliver certain elements of the curriculum. Pupils tend to have an average of one visitor per half term.