PSCHE provides children with the opportunity to explore their own feelings, consider the feelings of others and to provide them with the tools to make them upstanding citizens. It is a subject where children should feel safe and confident to share their thoughts and feelings to the group. Specific ground rules are put in place at the beginning of the year, and lessons often take place in a circle where everyone is facing each other and equality is promoted. Lessons are usually discussion based and specific goals can be decided upon by the group if appropriate. These goals are regularly followed up throughout the week and reassessed during the following session.
PSCHE is also taught as part of the many thought-provoking assemblies that we hold on a weekly basis. These may be given by guest speakers, ranging from charity organisers to Olympic medalists, or by the Headmistress or teachers addressing issues that are key to the ethos of the school. We also provide workshops on anti-bullying each year, usually for Years 4-6, as well as holding a parent/child seminars on internet safety and cyber-bullying for Years 7 and 8.