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PSHE

Our pupils are taught PSHE on a weekly basis by their form teacher. Many of the themes that we deliver during these sessions are often also explored within our school assemblies, which aim to promote further thought and discussion, and throughout the school week.

The school adopts objectives drawn from the PSHE Association and more specifically focuses on three overarching areas: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Well-being. At Blundell’s, we believe that PSHE helps to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens. To ensure the curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils, we utilise additional resources such as the ‘Christopher Winter Project’ to deliver Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) lessons. In addition to this, form teachers carry out an online safety session derived from ‘Common Sense Education’ each half term as we remain dedicated to supporting our pupils thrive in a world of media and technology. Throughout the year, we also provide our pupils with numerous opportunities to learn about British Values, as well as rights and responsibilities. They are encouraged to form and share their own opinions and discuss current affairs that are of local, national and international interest.

Course Content

The formal PSHE lessons are taught by Form Teachers who play a vital role in supporting the pupils own experiences and learning. PSHE, however, spreads throughout the whole ethos of the school and daily assembly time is also seen as an extremely important time for the whole school to think about themselves and others. The school also appoints prefects who have individual responsibilities, and an elected School Council who are encouraged to run their own meetings and take an active role in the running of the school. For example, the School Council decide the charities the school will support, consider new initiatives and raise money for playground equipment. The merit mark and house point reward system also promotes a positive attitude to school life and encourages personal responsibility. The school has a simple Code of Conduct rather than a large set of rules, and its motto 'Non Sibi' ("not for one's self") is central to the school’s ethos.

We recognise that what we teach in the classroom will help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values and we aim to provide our pupils with an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.

Aims of the PSHE department

  • To address all aspects of personal, social, health and economic education.
  • To give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
  • To encourage confidence and responsibility.
  • To lead a healthy and safe lifestyle.
  • To respect differences between people.
  • To learn about the skills necessary to take an active role as an informed citizen.

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