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Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) is taught in Form Groups by Form Tutors and is led by Mrs J Airey.
Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) represents a huge opportunity to help our children and young people develop. The knowledge and attributes gained will support their own, and others’, wellbeing and attainment and help young people to become successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to society. We believe that the successful education of the whole child is vitally important. This part of the curriculum is delivered to all year groups within the context of PSHE lessons by Form Tutors. Careers and Enterprise is also delivered through PSHE with topics in Years 7-11. Religious Education is taught within PSHE for year 10 with a series of ASPIRE days.
The aim of PSHE is to teach rights, respect and responsibility to all of our students. We hope that the teaching of a variety of topics encourages these character traits in our students to prepare them to become good adult citizens within British society. We aim to be a ‘Health Promoting School’ and give all our students opportunity to develop their understanding of the three core PSHE themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Throughout the wider curriculum and the school community, we actively promote the general ethos of British values and the development of SMSC intelligence for our students.
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PSHE activities promote the use of a wide variety of skills: independent research, collaboration, debate, group work, public speaking, delegation of tasks, enterprise activities and development of ICT/multimedia resources. Students will have opportunities to develop SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) skills, SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) intelligence and PLTs (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills).
For all students attitude to learning only is reported, as there are no levelled assessments. Form Tutors will provide personalised verbal feedback at regular intervals throughout the year to guide the students’ progress and address any misconceptions during PSHE lessons.
Each half term pupils will complete an assessment of self reflection for their PSHE work. There will be an Assembly on Tuesday morning and this may cover some aspects of PSHE. Form time on Wednesday – Friday is when PSHE is taught to pupils and all pupils have their own PSHE book.