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PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) is currently taught within the pastoral programme during 25 minute tutor time sessions.  Please see the curriculum map below which indicates what is currently being taught. We are following the new statutory requirements for PSHE.

The aim of PSHE is to explore a range of topics that extend beyond the usual academic subjects. Students should study and reflect on those areas of life that affect us all, developing knowledge, skills understanding, resilience and reflection.

The curriculum is based around the PSHE programme of study which became statutory in September 2020, including learning about Relationships, Sex and Health.

There are a number of overarching themes:

  • Health & Well-Being
  • Living In The Wider World
  • Relationships (RSE)*

We also use the Gatsby 8 Pillars to inform our careers programme.

Whilst much of the PSHE content is taught within the vertical tutor groups, where this is not possible due to the nature and content of the lessons, students will be placed into classes based on year groups.

For the latest government guidance on RSE please click here.

The right to withdraw your child from sex education 

Whilst we always try to work with parents and carers to explore their views, we also accept that parents and carers can exercise their right to excuse their child from the sex education elements of our programme (other than that which comes within the Science curriculum).

There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education.

The RSHE we provide is planned to meet the needs of all pupils and give them the knowledge and skills they need to lead healthy lives. Withdrawing pupils from Sex Education can be detrimental and lead to them receiving less accurate, second-hand information from peers.

Requests for withdrawal Sex Education should be put in writing and addressed to the Principal, who will then arrange to speak with parents and carers to explore their views and ensure that the nature and purpose of Sex Education is understood. A written record will be kept of this discussion.

Except in exceptional circumstances, the school will respect a parent’s right to excuse their child up until three terms before a pupil’s 16th birthday when the child can choose to be included in Sex Education. The process above is the same for pupils with SEND; however, in exceptional circumstances, the Principal may take account of a pupil’s specific needs arising from their SEND when deciding whether to agree to a withdrawal request. 

A copy of withdrawal requests will be placed in the pupil’s educational record. Mr Tee will discuss the request with parents and take appropriate action. Staff will plan appropriate, purposeful education for pupils who are withdrawn from sex education.

If you still wish to withdraw your child from the sex education aspects that are taught in year groups of term 2, under the Relationships unit in the PSHE curriculum. Please e-mail the relevant house team outlining your reasons for withdrawal.  

PSHE Assemblies 2021-2022 
Wk WK -Beg PSHE theme Assembly Staff lead for assembly  
1 06-Sep Welcome back      
2 13-Sep Target setting Welcome Back SLT & HOH  
3 20-Sep The ideal student Who is . . . (assembly about the name of your house) HOH  
4 27-Sep Mental Health  AP's introduction to CA JHV, TLN, AST, GWA, ACO  
5 04-Oct Saying thank you World teachers day  MTE Thank a teacher / teacher appreciation
6 11-Oct Gratitude Social Media HOH  
7 18-Oct Careers Week Careers week LCH  
8 01-Nov What relationships do we have? Halloween (Feel the fear but do it anyway!) HOH  
9 08-Nov What causes conflict in relationships? Remembrance    
10 15-Nov Resolving conflict in relationships Anti-Bullying Week CHE Children in Need Friday
11 22-Nov What is a dangerous relationship? universal children's day HOH  
12 29-Nov Recognising the dangers in different relationships Making choices for the future LHE  
13 06-Dec Student voice Equality HOH  
14 13-Dec Careers Week Careers week LCH  
15 03-Jan        
16 10-Jan Different types of government Standards and routines KAI  
17 17-Jan Democracy Holocaust Memorial day HOH  
18 24-Jan British government Success  HOH  
19 31-Jan Voting Sports and perseverance (winter Olympics) APH  
20 07-Feb Careers Week Careers week  LCH  
21 21-Feb What do the Conservatives stand for? Love / valentines HOH  
22 28-Feb What does Labour stand for? World Book Day  GWA Fairtrade fortnight
23 07-Mar What do the Liberal Democrats stand for? International woman's day HOH  
24 14-Mar What do the Green party stand for? Science week AST Red nose day
25 21-Mar Who are the DUP, SNP and Plaid Cymru? Aspirations ICR  
26 28-Mar Careers Week Careers week LCH  
27 18-Apr Smoking Behaviour for learning HOH  
28 25-Apr Vaping Earth Day  TLA  
29 02-May Energy drinks Sociability HOH Screen free week
30 09-May Making safe choices Exercise and mental health SLO  
31 16-May Making safe choices Team Work HOH  
32 23-May Careers Week Careers week LCH  
33 06-Jun Diversity at Stanground What makes a family? HOH  
34 13-Jun Belonging to a community e-safety JHA  
35 20-Jun What is extremism? Windrush Day HOH  
36 27-Jun Religious extremism Respect KAI  
37 04-Jul Respecting other people Making it count HOH  
38 11-Jul Stereotyping Smile . . . You'll live longer GCA  
39 18-Jul Careers Week Careers week LCH  


Tutorial Programme
Year HOH/ DHOH Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Bronte Mrs Lowe / Mrs Catton Assembly Standards and expectations PSHE Well being activity Quiz
Turing Miss Henderson / Mrs Goodale Standards and expectations Assembly Well being activity PSHE Quiz
Curie Mr Philips / Miss O'Donnell Standards and expectations Well being activity Assembly PSHE Quiz
Attenborough Mrs Walton / Mrs Brown Standards and expectations Quiz PSHE Assembly Well being activity
Holmes Mr Pollard / Miss De Paola Well being activity Quiz Standards and expectations PSHE Assembly