PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) is a highly valued subject at Concord and is taught in all year groups throughout the school. It promotes our pupils’ self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships based on respect for themselves and for others. The PSHE programme of study supports the aims and ethos of the school.
Our PSHE programme of study aims to prepare our pupils for the opportunities and experiences of modern life and covers the topics of relationships and healthy living as well as preparing them for life in the wider world by covering themes such as cyber safety. The topics are tailored to fulfil the needs of Concord students and updated regularly to reflect changes in national policy and current events.
Each student in the Lower School receives a weekly lesson in PSHE that is delivered by their tutors in small tutor groups. Lower school students also receive a carousel of practical lessons aimed at giving them a foundation in important life skills such as cooking and ironing. Upper School students receive a lesson every two weeks, also delivered by their tutors. These lessons are supplemented with professional visiting speakers who deliver talks on issues such as personal safety. The Upper school PSHE programme is aimed at preparing our students for the challenges of university and the wider world and also includes presentations from Concord Alumni.