CAREERS, PERSONAL & SOCIAL EDUCATION (CPSE)
CPSE at Key Stage 3 and 4 endeavours to help pupils to lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society. We provide many opportunities to promote pupils’ personal and social development through the curriculum, including: belonging and identity; sex and relationship education, substances education, financial education, Careers education, personal health (physical and mental),bereavement and British values, e-safety, the environment, politics, human rights and abuses, including FGM.
Through work in lessons and a range of activities across and beyond the curriculum, pupils gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they may face as they approach adulthood. CPSE gives pupils opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing. It helps them to understand and manage responsibly a wider range of relationships as they mature and to show respect for the diversity of and differences between people. It develops pupils’ well-being and self-esteem encouraging belief in their ability to succeed and enabling them to take responsibility for their learning and future choice of courses and career.
CPSE cannot always be confined to specific timetabled time. CPSE is delivered within a whole school approach which includes:
- Discrete curriculum time delivered by specialist teams under the umbrella teams on fortnightly basis: Relationships, Work Related Learning, Citizenship- social, Citizenship- political, Health. Well-being,
- Teaching CPSE through and in other subject/curriculum areas including RS, English, science, maths, food, computing, history, geography, MFL, PE and business (see audit),
- Formal Assemblies and Form Tutor time are used to deliver aspects of the programme e.g. Anti-Bullying and other relevant topical issues,
- School focus days or events with outside speakers and/or external agencies
- Outside of the main curriculum the following add value to PSHE within the wider school context: mentoring, buddying, guest speakers, educational visits and school trips, residentials, sports teams & house activities, sports leadership, mini enterprise schemes, work experience
- Through pastoral care and guidance.