Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) explores issues and challenges faced by individuals and society. Through a structured programme, we aim to enable boys to make considered choices, increase their self-confidence, and support their development into responsible adults.
The developing programme of PSHE covers a wide variety of topics, from practical help on how to settle into school to issues of deep principle such as attitudes to human rights. Sex and relationships education, drugs education, health education and education against bullying are integral parts of the programme.
In the increasingly digital world within which we live, it is vital that boys are aware of both the myriad of opportunities and the potential pitfalls of being online and using social media. Every boy in the School has an annual digital safety update, and staff and parents are kept up-to-date on new developments as they evolve.
In the first three years, PSHE is delivered in Form Meetings and as part of the Friday afternoon activities programme. Thereafter, there are timetabled PSHE lessons for boys in Year 10 and 11. Specific age-appropriate issues are addressed in the Upper School, such as mental health, sexual health, and creating a positive digital footprint.