PSHCEE reflects whole school aims to provide a caring Christian community in which young people can learn to respect themselves and others, as well as take responsibility for their own actions.
Every aspect of PSHCEE is relevant to, if not an integral part of, the whole school curriculum. Every teacher and tutor has a part to play in the delivery of PSHCEE in its widest sense. The school timetable enables each year group to have a one hour long period of PSHCEE (including the discrete Citizenship lessons) every fortnight. PSHCEE is taught formally to all students by PSHCEE staff in mixed ability groups.
The topics covered fall under four main headings: Citizenship; Health Education; Careers; Sex and Relationships Education.
In each year a whole range of issues, information and skills are covered. These topics range from a consideration of the school rules and codes of conduct in the first term of Year 7, through to puberty and personal care. From Year 9 onwards, Careers Education becomes an integral part of the course.
Issues like bullying, relationships and drugs awareness are specific ‘Study Units’ for every year of the course. Each of these units is covered during subsequent years, with an increasing degree of depth in terms of information and discussion. Every student is issued with a folder so that their written work and information can be filed and kept as a record of each year’s work.