(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:
|Health and well-being|
|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|
|Mental health, bullying||Safe and unsafe social groups, alcohol and drug awareness||Mental health and emotional well-being||Careers, post 16 options, e-safety|
|Michaelmas 2||Careers||Careers and goal setting||E-safety, careers, GCSE choices||Money management, gambling||Mental health and emotional well-being
|Lent 1||Drugs, puberty, conception, first aid||Healthy relationships, consent, LGBTQ+, gender stereotypes, FGM||Sexual health, consent and the law, domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation||Healthy relationships, domestic abuse, contraception, STIs||Cancer awareness, sexual health, pornography|
||Identity, diversity, E-safety||Equality, diversity and protected characteristics||Healthy lifestyles and body image Road Safety||Inclusion, belonging and addressing extremism and radicalisation||Family life, LGBTQ+, Managing unwanted attention|
|Trinity 1||Healthy relationships. Self-worth/self-esteem||E-Safety||LGBTQ+, starting out in relationships, relationship expectations||Careers|
|Trinity 2||Money management, personal finance||Drugs, alcohol and tobacco awareness||Local Government (The States of Guernsey)||Drugs and tobacco awareness, e-safety, homelessness awareness|
* 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