Personal, social, health, relationships and sex education (PSHRE)

Lower school Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Sex Education (PSHRE) is taught for one period per fortnight. In addition, aspects are also covered in in tutor time and through ‘drop down days’, external speaker visits and assemblies.

In lessons and tutor time, students are given an opportunity to learn and discuss a broad range of topics and issues, under the headings of Celebrating Diversity and Equality, Health and Wellbeing, Life Beyond School, Relationship and Sex Education, Rights, Staying Safe Online and Offline, Responsibilities and British Values.

The following table provides an overview of PSHRE topics studied in Lower School. The topics in bright green are statutory topics that need to be studied over the Key Stage. Many of the non-statutory topics will also be covered in lessons, tutor times, external speaker visits and ‘drop down days’.

PSHRE Overview Spreadsheet

Tutor Time and School Assemblies

To complement our PSHRE sessions, Tutors work with students on a variety of connected topics. These themes are explored further in our school assemblies:

WeekSLT Assembly ThemeTheme for Year Assemblies and Tutor Time
1Beginnings, Ethos and ExpectationsReconnecting , Beginnings, Ethos and Expectations
2Reconnecting , Beginnings, Ethos and Expectations
3Harvest FestivalPeace
4Barack ObamaBlack History Month
5Mahatma GandiMental Health
6Mental HealthPoverty
7Modern SaintsDiwali
9ToleranceAnti-Bullying Week
10Stephen HawkingDisability
11Radicalisation and PreventModern Slavery
WeekSLT Assembly ThemeTheme for Year Assemblies and Tutor Time
13Louis BrailleEpiphany
14World ReligionsHealthy Eating
15Dr Martin Luther KingHuman Rights
16Eddie JakuHolocaust
17CandlemasLGBTQ+ History Month
18Charles DarwinBeing Safe Online
19Galileo GalileiThe Universe
20LentWomen's History Month
21Ruth Bader GinsbergInternational Women's Day
22Albert EinsteinSpring
24The World Health OrganisationKeeping Healthy
Week SLT Assembly ThemeTheme for Year Assemblies and Tutor Time
26Queen Elizabeth IIMalaria
27Press FreedomWorkers' Rights
28Florence NightingaleVE Day
29Why are museums important?Celebrating Sexual and Gender Diversity
30BeesAmnesty International
32Anne FrankMagna Carta
34Alan Turing
35The NHSEid ul-Adha
36Goodbyes and Moving OnGoodbyes and Moving On

Additional topics for Tutor Time throughout the year include Resilience, Wellbeing, Current Affairs and Community. These are also linked to our School Seven Core Values.