Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

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
  • Stress
  • Healthy Hearts
  • Peer Pressure
  • Alcohol, drug and tobacco misuse
  • First Aid, including CPR

Relationships

  • Good relationships
  • Sexual Health
  • Bullying
  • Personal Values
  • Consent
  • Contraception

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.

The Sexual Health and Relationship Educator Nurses deliver sessions to all year groups on topics such as puberty, reproduction, pornography and cancer, as appropriate to that age group.

www.gov.gg/SHARE

 

 

The Youth Commission deliver sessions to all year groups on topics such as Domestic Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation and LGBT rights, as appropriate to that age group.

www.youthcommission.gg

 

 

 

Guernsey Police deliver sessions to Year 9 about Road Safety.

www.guernsey.police.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Action for Children deliver sessions to all year groups on drugs and alcohol.

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

Katie Hill delivers sessions to Year 9 on Healthy Lifestyles and Weight Management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cardiac Action group attend school to teach CPR and basic first aid to years 9 and 10.

www.cag.org.gg

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘Liberate’ branch run an LGBTQ+ Youth Network within school which provides a safe place for LGBTQ+ pupils and their allies to plan events, make their voices heard and to feel accepted and supported.

www.liberate.gg

 

 

 

Questions regarding PSHCE should be directed to Miss Jones.