In PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) we aim to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that will happen throughout their life.

Our PSHE programme is designed to ensure that our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Summary of Subject Content

Lower School (KS3)

Pupils have 1 50-minute lesson of PSHE each week. Students’ progress is assessed termly using the work produced in class, in end of unit assessments and during activities.

Year 7 course content:

Introduction to PSHE
Personal well-being
Growing up and puberty
Active citizenship
Economic well-being

Year 8 course content:

Personal safety
Risky behaviour – smoking
Active citizenship – litter
Personal finance
Self esteem

Year 9 course content:

Human rights and civil liberties
Risky behaviour – drugs and alcohol use
Personal well-being – sex and relationships education (SRE)
Citizenship – community links
Careers – making choices
Politics and democracy