PSHCE education is a planned programme of learning through which our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PSHCE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHCE education is an important and necessary part of all pupils' education. The PSHCE education programme at CLSG makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing.
In keeping with our core values of Respect, Resilience and Responsibility, we encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community and many opportunities to do so exist within the school.
The Aims of PSHCE Education at CLSG:
1) To develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of abilities
2) To develop a healthy, safe lifestyle including online
3) To develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
4) To prepare to play an active role as citizens and understand the importance of British Values
5) To develop economic, financial and enterprise capabilities
6) To develop an awareness of different careers and work related learning
PSHCEE is delivered formally by form tutors, the Head of PSHCE, the school nurse, the school counsellors and external speakers during a one hour timetabled lesson on a Wednesday for KS3, KS4 and KS5, and also through 20-minute form times on a Tuesday and a Thursday which are led by tutors and sixth-form prefects.
PSHCE education is also delivered through the academic curriculum particularly in subjects such as Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, History, Geography, Biology, PE and KS4 Global Perspectives lessons.
In addition, whole-school and section assemblies incorporate many of the overarching concepts of PSHCE education, and pupils are strongly encouraged to organise and deliver a number of these assemblies themselves. Societies such as "We are ..." Society, Amnesty International and the Feminist Society also play a part in delivering a number of the key themes of PSHCE education.
The school also provides many practical opportunities for pupils to experience fundamental British Values. They are encouraged to take an active role in decision making and to have the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an active role in both the school and the wider community. Each form elects a Form Captain and Deputy Form Captain on a termly basis and from Year 10 upwards girls may stand for election for different positions linked to inter house activities. The Head Girl team and Senior Committee comprise pupils who are elected by staff and pupils. The girls are encouraged to initiate and run clubs and societies and a well-developed mentoring scheme gives both mentors and mentees experience of exercising rights and responsibilities.
Speakers this academic year have included:
Amanda Simoes - The Alcohol Speaker
Simon Leigh - Drugs and Addiction Awareness
Esther Hardy - All About Relationships and Sex Education
Caroline Paige - Stonewall
Gareth Shaw - Which? (Financial Literacy)
Teenage Cancer Trust