Personal, Social and Health, Economic Education and Citizenship gives pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
School plays an important part in preparing young people for the responsibilities, opportunities and challenges of life in a modern, diverse democracy. Our school community is a reflection of this and we encourage genuine responsibility and participation for our pupils.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Pupils also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Age-appropriate topics include healthy lifestyles, coping with stress and anxiety, study skills, tolerance and discrimination, manners, peer pressure, mindfulness, drugs and substance abuse and E-safety. These lessons are delivered through Form Tutors and Visiting Speakers.
We have excellent links with the MSJ Health and Wellbeing Centre and our local Safer Schools PCSO Helen Stanley. We have a range of qualified staff who are available to talk to pupils on a range of subjects. We also hold school-wide awareneness days, on subjects of E-safety.
In the Sixth Form, PSHEEC also includes a module on University Life Skills and includes a basic cooking programme and practical activities, which will help make the transition to university smoother.
It is a compulsory subject which appears on all girls’ timetables and does not lead to an examination or qualification.
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