Sixth Form PSHE

Sixth Form PSHE

We promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) programme in the Sixth Form. This is designed to help our students deal with the difficult moral, social and health-related issues that may arise in their lives and become well-informed and responsible members of society. Students complete a ‘PSHE Needs Questionnaire’ within the first week of school – this allows our PSHE curriculum to be tailored to the needs of our students.

Our Sixth Form PSHE programme is based on the PSHE Association’s sequenced, spiral programme that builds on prior learning from Key Stages 3 & 4. Our PSHE programme covers three core themes:

1. Health and Wellbeing

2. Relationships

3. Living in the Wider World

This allows students to develop the key skills and understanding which are essential when navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world, and are highly valued by employers.

We teach PSHE alongside the rest of the school on a rolling, weekly timetable, as well as in assemblies and tutor times. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school mission statement and values. All our Sixth Form students benefit from a range of speakers and guests to help inform and inspire them to achieve their potential. There is flexibility in our schedule to allow us as a school to respond appropriately to any local/national/global events that may occur. In addition, flexibility is essential in ensuring our PSHE programme is tailored to suit the needs of our learners within the context of our school community.