Personal Development & Health with Physical Education
The Personal, Social, Health and Economic wellbeing education programme provides integrated activities with Physical Education 'Health Weeks' designed to support pupils’ academic learning and extend their awareness of personal development and health issues. The programme is delivered by the form tutor and, on occasions, by visiting specialists.
An induction programme at the start of Year 7 aims to help pupils cope with the transition to high school through activities designed to build confidence in forming new relationships with other pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff and with new routines. Homework, study and revision skills are introduced. Personal health and safety is an important theme within the programme. This covers personal hygiene, drugs education, risk assessment, and personal safety which includes bullying and fireworks, road, rail and water safety. Pupils review their performance, set targets and record their achievements and experiences.
In Year 8 and 9 activities include study and revision skills, target setting and self-evaluation, careers, rights and responsibilities, responding to and bringing about change, considering the issues of conflict, friendship, bullying, gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex, relationships and attitudes to disability.
Students are encouraged to join the Student Council and the Debating Society to have the opportunity to learn to empathise and express their views on PSHE issues.
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Pupils are involved in self and peer assessment through questioning their own beliefs and attitudes and in self evaluation by reflecting on their performance and approaches to work. Pupils complete regular reviews of their performance and an end of year summary of their achievements, skills and experiences.
Continuous assessment by the tutor will take the form of gathering evidence about communication and social skills through ‘P.S.H.E.’ activities; and personal achievements and experiences through discussions with pupils.
Helplines & Useful Links
- Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) - 020 7354 8321
- BT Malicious Callers - Freephone 0800 666 700
- BT Bureau (deals exclusively with malicious & nuisance calls) - 0900 661 441
- Bullying - 0870 000 2288
- Childline - 0800 1111
- Children’s Legal Centre - 01206 873820 (2-5pm weekdays)
- Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
- Drinkline - 0800 917 8282
- Drugs Helpline - 0800 776 600
- Harrow Police Station - 020 8423 1212
- Harrow Young Person Centre - 020 8861 5888
- Kidscape - 020 7730 3300
- Lesbian & Gay Switchboard - 020 7837 7324
- NHS Direct - 0845 4647
- Parentline - 0808 800 2222
- Samaritans - 0845 790 9090
- Smoking Helpline - 0800 169 9169
- Victim Support Line - 0845 3030 900
- www.kidscape.org.uk - Kidscape (advice on keeping safe from abuse)
- abuse@(ISP host) - To report abusive e-mail (insert your ISP host provider)
- www.ace-ed.org.uk - Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)
- www.bullying.co.uk - Bullying
- www.childline.org.uk - Bullying
- www.stopbullying.com - Stop Bullying
- email@example.com - Homophobic Bullying
- www.lifetime-careers.co.uk - Careers
- www.rizer.org.uk - Crime
- www.teenagehealthfreak.org - Drugs and Health
- www.samaritans.org.uk - Emotional support
- www.ncb.org.uk - National Children’s Bureau
- www.sponsoraschool.org.uk - Poverty
- www.suzylalmplugh.org - The Suzy Lamplugh Trust (personal safety advice)
- www.ruthinking.co.uk - Sex and Relationships
- www.papyrus-uk.org - Suicidal Teenagers
- www.victimsupport.com - Victim Support
- www.youngminds.org.uk - Young Minds (mental health issues)