Mrs Harrison: Director of Teaching and Learning – Explore Faculty
The PSE curriculum aims to equip pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe, responsible lives. We encourage our students to be enterprising and make positive learning and career choices; alongside achieving economic, health and relationship wellbeing. A key part of our work in PSE is based on providing opportunities for students to reflect on, and clarify, their own values and attitudes concerning a variety of issues. The curriculum contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem as well as recognising their own strengths and qualities that make them unique and valuable contributors to society. Our PSE programme of study equips students with the tools necessary to identify risk taking behaviour, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, understanding diversity and change. Students are encouraged to communicate constructively in a variety of settings, work independently and as part of a team, maintain good relationships and overall develop essential skills for future employability and life outcomes.
The PSE programme of study for years seven to nine is spiralised to ensure that the key topics students learn about relating to relationships, careers, mental health, risk and community are age-appropriate and pertinent to our students.