At Priestlands School, we believe that the physical and emotional health of our pupils is of vital importance. As a result we have created a unique scheme of work that builds over the five years. It has been written and developed to address particular needs in our school and in the wider community.

In Years 7 and 8, pupils receive their Health Education in PSHCE sessions led by their Tutor.

In Years 9, 10 and 11 pupils have a large number of dedicated lessons as part of the Lifeskills Programme (including Careers and Enterprise). These aim to challenge and empower our students, and to create discussion. They are delivered by specialist staff and visitors.

For more information on Personal, Social, Health, Careers or Enterprise Education (PSHCE), please contact:

  • Miss McAdam (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Bailey (PSHCE)
  • Mr Pitcher (Personal Development Learning Co-ordinator)

 

SEX AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION (SRE)

The theme of the SRE Programme at Priestlands is about ‘DELAY’: delaying the time at which our young people become sexually active so that when they do, they will approach it with a strong sense of responsibility, respect for their partner and a high self-esteem. All lessons have been developed to specifically address the needs of our school community and includes valuable input from our partners in the community.

We recognize that the majority of our young people will not become sexually active until after they leave this school (the national average age is still 17), but we also understand that our media bombards them with images and information that need to be put into context. We help them to recognise that although sex is made to seem an easy thing to do, it is actually really challenging and works best as part of a respectful and loving relationship.

 

Resources and Events:

Toby, from the charity ’Just Different’, visits us annually and runs workshops for all of our Year 8 students to investigate Living with Disability. Click here to find out more and to see photographs of the workshops and to read some of the students’ response letters.