PSHE

The PSHE programme at St. Gregory’s reflects and reinforces the Christian values and curriculum aims of the school and recognises each child as a unique creation with individual needs. It gives opportunities for students to critically reflect on their experiences and to develop their sense of individual identity, well-being and self-esteem.

The intention is that students are encouraged to believe in their ability to succeed, to manage risk and take responsibility for themselves as a learner and as a member of society, to consider future choices and to develop aspirations for their working life. Students are also encouraged to develop respect for diversity in society.

Content and Approach:

Key Stage 3 students have one discrete lesson of PSHE per fortnight. These are underpinned by tutor foci once a week.

In Year 7, students study units in:

  • Terms 1 & 2: Health & Wellbeing – ‘Taking Care of Myself & Others’
  • Terms 3 & 4: Relationships – ‘Personal Awareness’
  • Terms 5 & 6: Living in the wider World – ‘Conflict & Equality’

In Year 8, students study units in:

  • Terms 1 & 2: Health & Wellbeing – ‘Healthy Inside & Out’
  • Terms 3 & 4: Living in the Wider World’– Careers ‘Work and Consumer Choices’
  • Terms 5 & 6: Wellbeing & Relationships – ‘Staying Safe’

In Year 9, students study units in:

  • Terms 1 & 2: Health & Wellbeing – ‘Knowing How to Help’
  • Terms 3 & 4: Living in the Wider World – Careers ‘Employability & Money’
  • Terms 5 & 6: Health, Wellbeing & Relationships – ‘Looking Deeper’

Key Stage 4 students have their PSHE delivered during tutor time, once a week.

In Year 10, students study units in:

  • Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Health

In Year 11, students study units in:

  • Living in the Wider World
  • Health and Wellbeing

Key Stage 5 students have their PSHE delivered in assemblies and tutor time.

All Sex & Relationship education will be delivered through RE lessons, underpinning our Catholic ethos.

Each year group will also have a focused PSHE Exploration Day, in which students will have the opportunity to explore concepts with greater depth and understanding. Additionally, PSHE topics are approached in a cross-curricular way, with topics being explored in subjects across the curriculum, particularly in Performing Arts, Science, RE and Humanities faculties.

Additionally, the whole school take part in three ‘Equalities Session’ throughout the year. Each session is focused on exploring a protected characteristic under The Equality Act and students take part in an extended tutor session, designed to foster discussion. Student teams, such as the Equalities Team and the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors help to design many of the PSHE tutor sessions.