Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programmes support each student in the process of developing confidence and self-esteem, recognising that academic and other achievements empower students to make the most of their talents and abilities. The programmes add to opportunities offered within the National Curriculum to provide the foundation for each student to adopt, as adults, fully active roles within their communities and in the global society.
The RE Department has particular responsibility to deliver the Relationships & Sex Education programmes at Key Stages 3 and 4. The themes that are not delivered within RE at Key Stages 3 and 4 such as Drugs and Alcohol Education are co-ordinated by the PSHE Co-ordinator with guidance from the Associate Head (Curriculum). Sixth Form students explore a range of topics under the guidance of the Head of Sixth who has responsibility for creating programmes that meet the needs of students in Key Stage 5 and their changing circumstances.
Where circumstances allow, the PSHE programmes will be enhanced by assemblies, activity days and workshops led by visiting speakers and agencies. The PSHE programmes aim to equip students with the knowledge, concepts, skills, values and attitudes that will help them to make responsible, well-informed decisions about their lives and will support the students through their physical, social, emotional, spiritual and moral development.
PSHE programmes will help students to:
- Lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals within their communities and as members of the global society.
- Develop skills such as communication, enquiry and participation.
- Gain practical knowledge of issues that they face as they mature.
- Understand and effectively manage a wider range of relationships as they mature.
- Understand and respect the diversity and differences between peoples, their values and opinions.
- Understand the responsibilities of the individual and their rights.
Acquire skills for lifelong learning.
The programmes offered at St Augustine’s aim to raise a student’s confidence and self-esteem and give young people the knowledge and skills to live their lives to the full recognising their responsibilities to others.