At Pool Academy, students experience PSHE Collapsed Curriculum days, where the timetable is dedicated to Personal, Social, Health and Economic education for a whole day. Opportunities are also provided through weekly tutor-led discussions, assemblies, National Curriculum subjects and one-off projects that enrich each pupils’ understanding of their personal and economic wellbeing today and for the future.
The PSHE Curriculum is delivered by both form tutors and external agencies. The course is designed to help pupils to deal with the difficult moral, social and health related issues that arise in their lives and in society.
Key Stage 3 and 4 cover all statutory and many non-statutory aspects of PSHE Education allowing for a broad and balanced curriculum that is suited to each year group. Topics covered range from E-Safety, Careers, Crime, Sex and Relationship Education and Diversity to Drugs Education and Healthy Lifestyles. The emphasis is on active learning throughout with enterprise tasks, work experience placements and pupil-led initiatives allowing for hands-on experiences. PSHE helps to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils need for the future to live, confident, healthy, independent lives as individuals, parents, workers and members of society.
Miss A Roberts
Head of Department