The aim of the PSHCE programme is to furnish the students with knowledge on wider topical issues and address emotive issues that are paramount to our student’s well-being, to aid them in becoming confident, balanced, informed members of the community. The programme covers Fundamental British Values as required by the government and follows their recommended themes.
At the commencement of the 2020-2021 academic year, Relationship & Sex Education was integrated into our PSHCE programme as it became a statutory requirement for all schools from September 2020. We are embracing the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, by giving students the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. The sessions that we are delivering are based on the Catholic RSE Curriculum provided by the Catholic Education Service. This curriculum has been noted as a model of good practice by the Department of Education.
The sessions are specifically tailored toward the different year groups, ensuring that topics are age appropriate. Professional speakers and specialist groups are invited into school to edify and inspire the students on a myriad of topics. Many of the sessions are interactive and allow the students to fully grasp the topic in question and get involved. New sessions are continually introduced each year, to ensure that the programme reflects the needs of our students. Emotional health, student well-being, anti-bullying, alcohol and drug awareness sessions are regularly covered, to name but a few.
Every student from the Nursery to Year 13 has a fortnightly PSHCE lesson led by their class teacher, tutor or a guest external speaker.
It is evident from student feedback that the interactive sessions and external speakers enhance their enjoyment of PSHCE and aid comprehension of several issues.
Please click the links below to view the PSHCE Programme for each Year Group: