“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jnr
PSHE is taught within tutor time to all pupils. Pupils will build on the knowledge acquired at Primary and develop further understanding of health, with an increased focus on risk areas such as drugs and alcohol, as well as introducing knowledge about intimate relationships and sex.
Teaching about mental wellbeing is central within the Secondary PSHE curriculum. We know that our young people are increasingly experiencing challenges, and that they are at particular risk of feeling lonely. The mental health subject content will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if they feel isolated, or if problems arise.
The session content, and the corresponding work conducted within their pastoral setting, aims to foster pupil wellbeing and develop psychological resilience and flexibility; the fundamental constructs which enable pupils to be happy, successful and productive members of our society.
The curriculum endeavours to encourage all pupils: to believe that they can achieve goals, both academic and personal; to stick to tasks that will help them achieve those goals, even when the reward may be distant or uncertain; and to recover from knocks and challenging periods in their lives. This is complemented by development of personal attributes including kindness, integrity, generosity, and honesty.
Within PSHE our pupils will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Our PSHE programme will have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for our pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Ms K Withers – Director of Holistic Education