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:

  • Adapting to Change
  • Conflict & Equality
  • Personal Awareness

In Year 8, students study units in:

  • Impressions
  • Work & Consumer Choices
  • Issues

In Year 9, students study units in:

  • Body Image
  • Employability & Money
  • Safety

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
  • Living Responsibly

In Year 11, students study units in:

  • Global Issues,
  • Revision, Study Skills & Memory

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.