PSHE/SMSC

Thought of the Week:

Each week staff share the Thought of the Week which is connected to the theme of the week. This helps both students and staff focus and consider local and wider issues. Discussion during registration time helps the students develop their opinions. Please see the below downloadable Thoughts of the Week. 

Monthly Safeguarding focus:

Each month we focus on a different safeguarding aspect. This is delivered through the Thought of the Week. 

September - Internet safety
October - Anti-bullying
November - Black history
December - Mental health awareness
January - Equality/LGBT
February - Cultural festivals
March - Revision preparation
April - Disability awareness
May - Celebrating cultural diversity
June - Mind and body - caring for yourself
July - Celebration 

PSHE:

All students in Years 7 and 8 cover PSHE in the time tabled fortnightly curriculum time. In Year 7 students cover bullying, online safety, healthy eating, budgeting and SRE (including healthy relationships/domestic violence). In Year 8 students cover rights and responsibilities, youth crime, careers/choices and SRE (including healthy relationships/domestic violence).     

Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 receive PSHE through collapsed timetable days. These take place termly and cover the following topics:

  • Careers
  • SRE (including healthy relationships/domestic violence)
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Addiction