Preparing students to lead happy, healthy and responsible lives is an essential aspect of life at Bishop Stopford School. Students are encouraged to participate in the wider life of the school by referring issues to the Student Council and each year group has nominated food representatives who offer useful feedback to the school canteen. We also have a school counsellor who can offer ongoing support should students require it.
Key Stage 3
PSHE lessons take place once a fortnight, and they are supplemented through the tutorial programme.
KS3 PSHE curriculum aims to support students as they develop both physically and emotionally, helping students with the transition from childhood to adulthood. Exploring key issues and values within society with the long-term aim to prepare students for independent life.
Key Stage 4
Students have access to a range of PSHE activities throughout the curriculum. In GCSE RE, students study prejudice and discrimination linked to core topics. Health learning will be delivered by the school nurse team and through our wellbeing structures. Holocaust Awareness Day and assemblies will enable students to learn about tolerance, political engagement and our place in society. Learning about the workplace will be delivered through the Study Skills programme and a dedicated careers day.
Key Stage 5
The provision for PSHE in the Sixth Form focuses on how we can best prepare students for life outside school, whether in higher education or the workplace. This is delivered through a series of Enrichment days such as Student Health Day, Financial Management and Independent Living.
In a complex and changing world, all young people need access to good quality, comprehensive and impartial information. The Careers Education and information, advice and guidance programme at Bishop Stopford ensures that all our students make well informed decisions about their learning and career options.
Our well established Careers Education programme is designed to raise aspirations, promote equality and diversity and improve the choices made by young people.
As well as the regular timetabled lessons both Enterprise Education and work related events take place. These include activities such as Take Your Children to Work Day in Year 8.
Information, advice, and guidance is personalised to meet the needs of the individual. We offer one to one careers interviews with Mrs Castle or a Prospects Careers Adviser (arranged through Mrs Castle) and advice on Progress Review Evenings. Please visit the 'Careers' section of the website for more details.