Year 8 PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
The aims of the PSHE course in Year 8 are to:
- Re-establish a secure and happy atmosphere within the form room.
- Deal with friendship difficulties and the challenge of evolving relationships.
- Organise their work in school and at home and set themselves regular targets for improvement.
- Monitor the use and organization of homework diaries.
- Develop a range of study skills and become more independent learners.
- Assess their own academic and social development.
- Learn about health issues, including personal safety, healthy eating and the dangers of smoking and drugs.
- Develop pupils understanding and awareness of sex education.
- Develop pupils understanding of the notion of citizenship.
The course content for pupils in Year 8 includes:
- Personal and Social Skills
- Study Skills
- Health Education
- Sex Education
- Careers Education
- Economic and Industrial Awareness
- Retreat day
The PSHE programme in Year 8 is delivered in one 55-minute lesson each week on a Friday morning. In addition to this provision pupils attend an assembly on a Monday in the Assembly Hall or on Wednesdays in the Chapel. Year 8 Forms take responsibility for preparing and delivering the Chapel assembly.
Pupil progress is monitored by the Form Tutor and the Head of Year.