PSHE and CAREERS
Personal Health and Social Education
Mrs C Leach
At Fulbrook, we believe that knowledge, awareness and understanding of the various challenges and opportunities facing individuals and society are an essential part of our curriculum. Personal, Social and Health Education promotes personal qualities, skills, attitudes and values which enable individuals to think and act for themselves, to share and develop knowledge with others, and to formulate, express and defend opinions. PSHE provides the opportunity to recognise and develop personal responsibility for decisions and choices, in the context of society’s cultural, social and moral complexities.
PSHE encompasses areas such as health education, moral education, sex and relationships education, drug education and critical thinking. We endeavour to equip our pupils with the skills they need to be a valuable member of society. Most importantly, PSHE aims to promote self esteem, encouraging pupils to develop confidence in themselves and to have a feeling of ‘self worth’ and ‘well-being’.
Pupils experience a variety of teaching and learning methods including discussion, role play, written work, project work, video, use of ipads and presentations by visiting speakers throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on activity, experiential learning, informal methods and communication.
Sex and Relationship Education is taught as part of PSHE, and has close links with the coverage of the topic in the delivery of the Science national curriculum.
In dealing with sensitive areas within the PSHE curriculum, we seek to match what is taught and the approaches used to the maturity and understanding of our pupils.
It is expected that homework set should take no longer
than 20 minutes (Years 5 & 6) or 30 minutes (Years 7&8)
to complete. In addition to the tasks set out by the
timetable, we request that children read or are read to
daily for 15 minutes.
Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in Year 8 are entitled:
to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs C Leach, PHSE and Careers Subject Leader Telephone: 01908 582022;
Opportunities for access
A careers morning organised in the Summer term, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils, however alternative encounters may be organised on an ad hoc basis.
Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Next review date: July 2020