Senior - PSHE

Personal, social, health and economic education is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help our girls grow and develop as individuals and as members of the College community and families.

PSHE Education equips our girls with the skills and attitudes needed to react positively to the pressures of modern life. The programme actively promotes the basic fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. It also encourages students to embrace differences and to value the right of individuals to be treated equally.

In years 7 – 11, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:

  • Developing self-esteem, self-confidence and self-knowledge.
  • Distinguishing between right and wrong, and acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Respect of civil and criminal laws of England.
  • Making a positive contribution to society.
  • Reflecting on the natural world we live in.
  • Making informed and relevant choices.
  • Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle.
  • Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.

A thematic approach is taken allowing girls to have fun, be actively involved, develop learning skills more quickly as each one is connected to and reinforced by the other, and are more likely to be confident and better motivated. This approach also allows for the development of cross curricular links and skills based learning to take place in a more combined and flowing scheme of work.