In Key Stage 3, we have lots of discussion activities in PSHE to help us improve our speaking and listening skills. We are teaching the students it is important to share your point of view but also to be able to listen and respect to that of others. Pupils complete activities through the ‘Think Yourself Great’ programme to boost their confidence and self-esteem. In addition, they also have lessons looking at other topics such as how to stay safe and friendships.
In Key Stage 4, pupils look at a variety of topics and discuss them in a mature manner. We look at healthy living which includes alcohol and drugs and the effects of taking them on your body. Another important topic for us is relationships. We discuss what makes a healthy relationship and what to do if something does not seem right.
ASDAN Cope award
In Key Stage 4, some pupils also complete the ASDAN Cope award. This involves a variety of activities and skills throughout the Key Stage which pupils are enjoying. This year pupils will be taking part in work experience in the Maritime Museum as part of the course.