- Whole School PSHEE
Personal, social, health and economic education is a planned programme of lessons and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families.
PSHEE deals with the real life issues young people face as they grow up and it equips them with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions from primary to secondary school and beyond. It also enables children and young people to think about their own values and attitudes so that they will grow into confident individuals and members of society.
Key Stage 3
The Year 7 programme focuses on enabling the new students to settle confidently into the school and to develop ground rules for class discussion. Students explore how to stay safe through the key topics of healthy eating, sex and relationship education and legal and illegal drugs.
The Year 8 programme focuses on developing students’ emotional well- being and self-esteem and their understanding of financial management and careers.
In Year 9, students revisit the two strands of PSHEE: personal well-being and economic well-being and financial capability. Students learn about budgeting and have the opportunity to complete an enterprise project. They also prepare for their KS4 option choices.
Key Stage 4
At KS4, students explore the topic of staying healthy at a deeper level, looking at the consequences of risk-taking behaviour e.g. having unprotected sex, drink/ drug driving, smoking and crime. They identify and learn how to manage the pressures on young people from the media and wider society. Students are taught to manage their personal finances and the consequences of getting into debt. They are given strategies to manage stress as they prepare for GCSE exams and plan for KS5 or getting a job.