PSHCE & Citizenship

 What we teach …

We have a unique approach to teaching personal, social, health topics that enables students to navigate the world within and beyond school, and to thrive and       flourish. The curriculum has been developed in-line with adolescent development and the reality of life for students in and beyond school.  The curriculum is relevant and practical and helps students to understand themselves and others. We include issues that cover the three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. 


How we teach …

The curriculum design ensures that every element builds on the previous and is relevant and directed by student input. Our work is discussion based and is taught applying a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Students are encouraged to explore their opinions through teacher led discussions as well pair and group work. Students are encouraged to reflect and practise what they learn through the use of relevant and engaging tasks. The wide range of transferrable skills and strategies increase social, personal competence and thus improve the opportunities for social mobility and employability.

Why we teach …

Our curriculum helps our students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, the curriculum helps our students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.



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The governing body is led well and provides good support and challenge to school leaders, particularly in working with the headteacher on his many plans for the further rapid improvement of the school. (Ofsted 2015)