(Personal Social Health Citizenship Careers Religious Education)
PSHCCRE is taught throughout the school. Topics are delivered through discussion, videos, external agencies, project work and role plays.
The overall aims of the PSHCCRE policy are to inform and explore a variety of issues which will become more complex as the pupils progress through the school. The aims of personal, social and health education are to enable children to:
- Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle
- Be aware of safety issues
- Understand what makes good relationships with others
- Have respect for others
- Be independent and responsible members of the school community
- Be positive and active members of a democratic society
- Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
- Develop good relationships with other members of the school and wider community.
The aims of Religious Education are:
- To enable pupils to understand the nature of Christian beliefs and practices and the beliefs and practices of other world faiths
- To teach tolerance and challenge prejudice towards people of different faiths through providing opportunities to develop an understanding of the value of living in a multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-lingual society
- To help pupils reflect upon their own needs, experiences and questions and to confront what are sometimes referred to as 'ultimate questions'
- To encourage pupils to develop open minds to new and different concepts and to form their own opinions based on evidence and argument
- To maintain close links with local churches and other religious communities
- To learn from religions in addition to gaining knowledge and understanding about religions
- Gain understanding of humanism, atheism and agnosticism.
Careers & Work Related Learning (Mrs Taylor is our Careers Adviser)
- Careers Education delivered in line with the school's PSHCCRE Policy
- Pupils have access to the Careers Resource Area
- Regular meetings with the Years 9,10 & 11 pupils to discuss their career options, GCSE subject choices, and post 16 options are held with Mrs Taylor
- Pupils work through careers education during PSHCCE lessons
- Guidance to pupils on writing CVs, preparing a personal statement, interview techniques and how to dress and present themselves for interview is also given
- Careers Fairs (eg Skills London, in November/December at ExCel Centre, London)
- Post 16 guidance interviews to discuss university choices and alternatives to universities.