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The Ladies' College


(Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education)

PSHCE is an important part of our pastoral provision at The Ladies’ College.

The curriculum is designed to equip students with the tools they need to live safe and happy lives during their time at College and throughout their adult lives.

PSHCE aims to encourage girls to make informed decisions that promote health, happiness and well-being. It aims to create confident and resilient individuals who strive to be the best they can be. It aims to inspire girls to become active members of the community, embracing diversity and playing their part in securing a positive future for all.

Our curriculum design is based on recommendations from the PSHE Association and statutory UK RSE guidelines. An outline is provided below.


Each year, girls will cover the following topics:

Pshce Spa Solid    Health and well-being
Pshce Heart Solid    Relationships (RSE)
Pshce Briefcase Solid    Living in the wider world      


Below is an overview of our programme of study from Remove to Upper Five:

  Remove Lower Four Upper Four Lower Five Upper Five
Michaelmas 1 Transition, Friendships, First Aid Mental health Safe and unsafe social groups, alcohol, drug and vaping awareness Mental health and emotional well-being Careers, post 16 options
Michaelmas 2 Run, Hide, Tell Careers Careers Careers, GCSE Choices Money management, gambling Mental health and emotional well-being, drug awareness, Domestic abuse
Lent 1 Health and well-being, puberty, conception Equality, diversity, healthy relationships, Consent  Sexual health, consent and the law, domestic abuse, sexual images Healthy relationships, domestic abuse, contraception, STIs Family Life
Lent 2
Bullying, diversity  Equality, diversity, healthy relationships  CPR, Healthy lifestyles (diet and sleep), Body Image, Road Safety  Inclusion, belonging and addressing extremism and radicalisation, Drug awareness  Cancer awareness, sexual health, pornography, Managing unwanted attention 
Trinity 1 Healthy relationships. Self-worth/self-esteem  Alcohol, drugs and tobacco awareness  Starting out in relationships, relationship expectations.  Run, hide, tell, Exploring organ donation   
Trinity 2 The economy, Money management  First aid, cyberbullying, data protection  Local Government (The States of Guernsey) Careers, Carbon Literacy  


* Parents may request to withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons only.

** Some agency support lessons may take place in a different block depending on their availability