Our PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education) curriculum is designed to help our pupils to think about the decisions they make about their health and wellbeing, to build happy, safe relationships and to become considerate citizens of the world.
Our girls have discrete PSHCE lessons with their forms every week and attend fortnightly key stage assemblies, in which topics covered also promote the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development of pupils in an age-appropriate way. We sometimes invite guest speakers to these, and recently took part in the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe programme.
Our curriculum is cyclical; topics are revisited at least annually to ensure our programme remains relevant for each year group. In Reception the girls begin to explore identity by considering the question, ‘What makes me, me?’ and this understanding is developed to embrace celebrating our differences, understanding our strengths and targets, through to Year 6, when the girls are encouraged to reflect upon the additional opportunities and responsibilities that come with greater independence.
"The girls are encouraged to reflect upon the additional opportunities and responsibilities that come with greater independence"