Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is taught to each year group through a weekly lesson, supported by assemblies, awareness days and guest speakers.
The Curriculum is designed so all students cover four strands:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Careers and preparation for living in the wider world
- Relationships and Sex Education
Through these strands we provide students with opportunities to develop their character, attributes and skills.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
At Blanchelande, relationships and sex education is provided in partnership with parents, who are the first and best educators, especially in this area of personal development. All lessons and resources meet the UK government’s statutory requirements for RSHE and fulfil the Model Catholic RSE Curriculum by the Catholic Education Service, and we use the superb resources provided by Ten Ten programme ‘Life to the Full’. These lessons present RSE within the school’s ethos and, by opening up the conversation and debate, help students to develop a mature and reflective outlook; students are very much free to question positions different from their own and form their own opinions.
Ten Ten Resources – Resources for Catholic / Christian schools
Lower Seniors (Key Stage 3)
Sixth Form (Key Stage 5)
The Sixth Form PDC curriculum is closely tailored to the needs of the students in the cohort. There is an emphasis on preparing students for life post-18.
The department is supported in the teaching of specialist areas through inviting support agencies in.
- Action for Children specialise in teaching students about drugs, alcohol and smoking
- Police deliver sessions on antisocial behaviour, cyber-bullying, scooter safety and ‘run, hide, tell’
- St John’s Ambulance deliver sessions on First Aid
- Children’s Dental service deliver sessions on dental health to Year 7
- Dementia Friendly Guernsey deliver sessions to Sixth Form
- Chelsea’s Choice is a drama performance based on exploring Child Sexual Exploitation to Year 8
- Time Out is a drama based performance focsed on exploring drinking and the affects aimed at Year 9
Licence to Kill is a multiagency presentation for Year 11 regarding Road Safety.