Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
The PSHE provision is character building and is delivered through a combination of smaller focused groups; extra-curricular opportunities; the pastoral support team, which includes Heads of Year, tutors, our Inclusion Manager and our Pastoral Support Manager; the comprehensive tutor time programme, which covers assembly, literacy, Cultural Capital and ‘Habits for Learning’; National Awareness days and it is also complimented by a thoughtful curriculum, delivered through six carefully designed and co-ordinated off-timetable days.
The exceptional PSHE days cover all areas of personal, social, health and economic education. This also encompasses careers, RSE, Citizenship and the fundamental British Values. The school works with a variety of outside agencies including: the police, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Black Curriculum, St Giles Trust, Stand Against Violence and the School Nurse Service, thus ensuring the sessions are delivered with the accuracy and gravity that it deserves. On these days, our students are fascinated by learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
Over recent years we have developed our PSHE curriculum to encompass local and national initiatives and ensure that we develop the young people who attend our school into well-rounded citizens who understand the world around them, and are prepared for life beyond school.
For each year group visitors may include:
Year 7 –Hampshire Fire Service, the School Nurse, Bright Futures covering organisation skills, Amnesty International.
Year 8 –Hampshire Road Safety, Simon Says – a bereavement charity, Andover Mind, STEM ambassadors and local businesses, The Black Curriculum.
Year 9- Winchester university, Stacey Miller – a cannabis workshop, Hampshire Road safety, the School Nurse, Andover College, the Southern Universities network
Year 10 –Stacey Miller – a self-harm workshop, The Crisis Centre, The Teenage Cancer Trust, Alcoholics Anonymous, Stand Against Violence, Winchester university, Peter Symonds, QMC and BCOT, St Giles Trust
Year 11 – Local businesses and post 16 providers for the careers fair, as well as many more throughout the year such as Lloyds banking group for CV writing, Amazing apprenticeships, NCS.