Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) programme, is delivered by tutors during a dedicated period every Monday morning. Through our programme we aim to ensure pupils develop the attributes, skills and knowledge they need to prepare for a successful future in both life and work, and to keep themselves healthy and safe.
Grouped into three core themes: ‘health and wellbeing’, ‘relationships’ and ‘living in the wider world’, we want to develop pupils who are responsible, can demonstrate resilience and critical thinking, work effectively as part of a team, communicate confidently, and are able to recognise and manage risk. Responding to the requests of pupils in an annual ‘Student Voice’ survey, this year we are teaching some modules which focus on the issues of mental health, stress and self-esteem.
We also offer a number of enrichment days to further develop our pupil’s knowledge and skills. These are days off timetable, where the students benefit from the expertise of outside speakers who will come and focus on a particular topic. These are:
- Year 11 – ‘Studyflex’ day: helps the pupils prepare for their GCSEs, offering study advice and revision techniques to help them be successful in their exams.
- Year 10 – ‘World of Work’ day: a day focused on preparing students for that important first interview; CV skills, networking, personal presentation and interview skills.
- Year 10 – ‘Studyflex’ day: helps the pupils prepare for their GCSEs, offering study advice and revision techniques to help them be successful in their exams.
- Year 9 – Enterprise Day: An interactive day focused around opportunities in life and work.
- Year 8 – Enterprise Day: An interactive day focused around careers, finance and budgeting for the future.
- Year 7 – Enterprise and Team Building Day: A day designed to help our Year 7 pupils develop their team work and communication skills through a number of exciting challenges.
A number of speakers come into school throughout the year from both local colleges and local business, and we also have a careers adviser for Years 10 and 11.
For more detailed curriculum information, please see the document below.