This subject consists of two strands:
- Personal wellbeing
- Economic wellbeing and financial capability
Through varied programmes of learning activities, all students are encouraged to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
PSHEe plays a prominent part in the personal development of each individual. Students are helped to deal with change, manage risk and learn how to cope with new challenges, situations and uncertainty. They also learn how to make the most of their abilities and opportunities so that they develop the confidence to make informed decisions, take responsibility and contribute positively by adopting ‘can-do’ attitudes and being determined to make things happen. Furthermore, students are encouraged to embrace diversity, formulate their own values and attitudes and build effective relationships with others.
PSHEe is organised through Years 7 – 11. Students undertake activities in RAFT, timetabled lessons and activity days. This experience helps to reinforce the learning in a more practical setting and allow the students to learn about life skills in a different environment.
Students programmes are many and varied; activities include, for example:
- settling into a new school in Year 7
- investigating media issues in Year 8
- preparing for transition in Year 9
- undertaking work experience in Year 11
There are also many links with the individual subject learning programmes at both KS3 and KS4, such as with Science, P.E., Drama, PER and Citizenship.