Throughout our L4L (Learning for Life) curriculum we aim to create confident, resilient individuals capable of making informed decisions and making the most of opportunities that will help them to live happy, healthy lives.
In Year 7 we help our new students settle into school with lessons on friendship and study skills. We also look at digital safety and puberty before starting the Penn Resilience Programme which aims to build emotional resilience and the ability to deal with setbacks. Students work on their research and presentation skills by investigating Human Rights and Equalities as their Citizenship topic.
Year 8 students focus on physical and mental health and healthy relationships. They also study the Citizenship topic of the law and prepare and present a mock trial. They finish the year by looking at our cultural heritage.
Year 9 L4L rotates around the three areas of PSHE, including First Aid, Citizenship and World Development.
In Years 10 and 11 the girls are taught PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) on a rotation with Citizenship and Religious studies. They cover topics such as relationships and sex education, mental health, personal safety, assertiveness and study skills.
Please see here for more details on Relationships and Sex Education topics and when they are covered.