Throughout the Senior School years, pupils follow a PSHE and Current Affairs curriculum in form times, allowing space for pupils to consider and discuss pressing current issues such as social media, self-image and peer relationships. This now incorporates Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Societal awareness and contribution is also developed through a timetabled Citizenship course in Year 9.
A constantly updated programme of visiting speakers are also invited to the school to discuss various PSHE topics. Each year group should receive three talks per year and, while in the Senior School, will all receive talks on Mental Health, Drugs Awareness and Relationships and Sex Education and E-safety.
We know that parents are our key partners in these areas. They are invited to termly PSHE presentations where they can hear from and question the speakers who have addressed their sons and daughters in school.
To read one of the pastoral blogs written by Andy Woodward, Deputy Head of the Senior School, please click here.