Personal, Social, Health and Economic (P.S.H.E.) education deals with equipping our young people with the skills and knowledge they will require throughout their lives. It focuses on three key areas: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world, which covers economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work.
During the course of their time in the Senior School, the pupils will explore a variety of topics which allow them to become healthy, well-adjusted, rounded, productive and economically literate members of both their local and the wider community.
P.S.H.E. is taught by Mrs Cheer and Mr Whitcombe, whilst Mr Skeen deals primarily with careers guidance for pupils from Form 4 upwards.
Form 4 careers focus on sourcing a relevant work experience opportunity and preparing the pupils for their first taste of the world of work.
Form 5 careers focus on guidance about next steps, both in the immediate and more distant future. Pupils consider Sixth Form subject options, and are provided with information about different pathways into higher education and the world of work, including college, university and modern apprenticeship schemes.
The majority of our pupils remain with us for Sixth Form, where further specialist advice and guidance is given in relation to UK college and university requirements, apprenticeships, gap years and continuing studies at an educational institute abroad. Mr Skeen is ably supported by Mr Glenn, Mr Davie and the Sixth Form tutoring staff and all pupils have access to career lessons and one-to-one meetings. The school has full access to the Inspiring Futures career guidance company, and their role in our careers education programme takes the form of individual profiling for all Form 4 pupils, offering them support through the decision making processes related to their choice of career. Inspiring Futures also assist in the preparation of our pupils for university interviews.
One particularly notable feature of our careers programme is our Career High Teas, to which a wide variety of local business and professional people are invited, and with whom our Form 5 and Sixth Form pupils can discuss careers opportunities over afternoon tea.
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