PHSE Co-Ordinator: Mr.T.Chappelle
PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, (for example Health Related Fitness in PE lessons) PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From a Jewish viewpoint, the values underlying PSHE are based on the fact that we are all created in the image of God and as such we respect others and we respect ourselves.
PSHE education further contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.
In the Sixth Form, provision is built into the school calendar for guest speakers, themed assemblies (including student-led assemblies), tutorial time PSHE sessions and for whole and half day sessions. Examples of such extended sessions are writing personal statements and workshops on study skills and careers.
The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:
Listed below are the main topics that are covered in each Year 7-13.