Citizenship & PSHEE Overview

All students receive one hour per week studying Citizenship and PSHEE.  This is a series of formal lessons, taught by the Form Tutor in form groups.  In addition, students will complete the Learning to Learn (L2L) Programme.

The programmes deal with the following topics:

PSHEE – Well Being

A strong emphasis is placed on Well Being with students from all year groups learning how to identify their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses and personal attributes.  Throughout the course, they explore personal relationships, different behaviours and practical strategies to deal with peer pressure.  Age appropriate personal and /or academic development targets are set and Mentoring Appointments are attended with their Form Tutors to receive detailed personal feedback. 

PSHEE – Health and Personal Safety

Students from all year groups learn how to keep themselves safe, both in school and travelling to and from school, understanding which dangers need to be considered as they become more independent. Safety issues concerning the internet are dealt with thoroughly as well as relevant health issues.


Over the course students cover various Citizenship topics such as different forms of Government, Voting, Tolerance, Rights & Responsibilities, Inequality, Careers and Economic Well-Being

Learning to Learn – L2L

As part of PSHEE / Citizenship students complete the L2L programme, consisting of a variety of projects which aim to develop some of the ‘softer’ skills that they will need for later in life.  The themes of the project vary from year to year but cover:  Personal Skills, news and topical Issues and charitable organisations and work. 

These skills fall into two main categories.  Firstly, it is important that students become lifelong learners, learning from and adapting to all new situations that they come across and outlined in the “learner’s toolkit”.  In addition to these skills they will need to develop a range of broad and adaptable “life skills” such as resilience, confidence, responsible risk taking, public speaking and creativity enabling them to stand out and providing them with the resources to cope with life after leaving school.