Preparing students to lead happy, healthy and responsible lives is an essential aspect of life at Bishop Stopford School. Our personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) programme encourages our students to live and work safely and to engage with the wider world. For example, community projects provide excellent opportunities to live out our core values beyond the school.
Our relationships and sex education (RSE) programmes are carefully planned to meet statutory requirement.
Key Stage 3
PSHE lessons take place once a fortnight. Our tutorial programme complements the learning in PSHE.
The SRE curriculum aims to support students as they develop both physically and emotionally, helping students with the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Key Stage 4
Students have access to a range of PSHE activities. In GCSE RE, students study prejudice and discrimination linked to core topics. 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 event, which meets the requirements of the Baker Clause.
SRE is delivered both by school staff and the school nurse team.
Key Stage 5
The provision for PSHE in the Sixth Form covers a range of issues from SRE to progression into independence whether in higher education or the workplace. This is delivered through a series of Enrichment days, including 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.