PSHCEE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Economic Education) is intended to help students to make the most of their abilities and to become independent and responsible members of society. We encourage our students 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.
PSHCEE lessons are an integral part of pastoral provision within the school and incorporate a huge range of speakers and activities making full use of our location. Using feedback from students and our own monitoring of extended pressures facing the pupils we are able to amend and develop a course to ensure it is pertinent to the needs of our students today.
The provision of PSHCEE is organised separately for each section of the school (Prep, Lower School, Senior School and Sixth Form). PSHCEE is delivered both formally and informally. Formally through one hour of timetabled lessons. However, as an integral part of school life it is also delivered through a range of activities including themed external speakers, assemblies organised and delivered by the pupils, and events such as a mock general election.
A well developed programme encourages the girls to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multi-cultural society. For example, a group of girls wrote and presented an assembly on Diwali and at an annual Holocaust assembly, family members came in to talk about their experiences.