Some pupils have a timetabled PSHE lesson however for others they will cover aspects of this within their subject lessons. In addition ACE looks for every opportunity to access services who can offer guidance/activities to the children both in ACE and off-site.
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.
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.