PSHE / Citizenship


PSHE is Personal Social and Health Education. Both of these subjects are incorporated throughout the curriculum as well as in tutorial time and off-timetable days. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, emotional and physical development of all pupils. Citizenship gives the pupils the understanding, knowledge and skills to play an effective role in society. It helps them to become responsible citizens and have an awareness of their duties and rights. We endeavour to help pupils become more confident and responsible both in and beyond the classroom by encouraging them to play an active role in their school life, their neighbourhood, community and the wider world. We hope that children will develop self-discipline, self-reliance and self respect as well as respect for their peers, adults and those in authority. As Citizenship permeates throughout the school it offers many interesting opportunities for pupils to experience. Classes have visits from the police liaison officer and outside visitors for presentations, theatre visits and they embark on educational visits. We support various charities and have an evolving school council where elected members discuss issues concerning the school and community. Careers Education and Guidance is now a statutory requirement at KS3 and units on this topic have been included in the Year 7 and 8 programmes to enable pupils to consider their future opportunities in a changing world.

Some of the time is given over the legally required collective act of worship we call 'Assembly' or 'Thought of the Day'. You may withdraw your child from collective act of worship but only after consulting the Headteacher.

Sex Education

Sex Education is offered as part of the science curriculum for all pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 and the nature and content reflect the children's increasing maturity. Teaching stresses a clear moral framework and the importance of the family. We send Year 6 parents a letter before the commencement of the programme and you may, if you wish, choose to withdraw your child from it.


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