A programme of Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE) is included in the School Curriculum from Year 7 to Year 11, as well as through the many and varied extra-curricular activities at Abbot’s Hill.
The aims of PSHCEE are to promote pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
The Department for Education has also stipulated that schools in England must actively promote British values through the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities. We therefore also recognise our obligation to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Pupils are encouraged to develop skills in listening to others and in putting forward their own view. They consider issues which are important in modern society, such as the promotion of self-esteem and assertiveness and the problems of drug and alcohol misuse and bullying.
Recent activities have included supporting charitable organisations through fundraising; a “mock” general elction, talks on the dangers of drugs and alcohol misuse and on relationships; workshops on finance and building up a CV; an “into the Sixth Form” forum and preparation evening and Work Experience for Year 11.