PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) forms a vital part of the curriculum, aiming to equip pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. It is an obligatory but non-examined subject which helps to prepare pupils for life outside school and the roles they take on after education.
The PSHE curriculum is delivered up to Year 6 using the ‘Family links’ programme. Family links is a national charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy, resilient and responsible society. Topics covered include relationships, healthy lifestyles and rights and responsibilities.
In Years 7 and 8 pupils follow the Collins ‘Your life’ programme looking at similar issues in more depth as well as topics such as the political system and the role of volunteers in society.
Each week has a theme which connects with the PSHE programme. Weekly assemblies are held based around this theme and these are either presented by the individual form groups or by visiting speakers. In addition we welcome regular speakers such as the school chaplain.