PSHE and Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School believes that PSHE and Citizenship is an educational entitlement of all students and an integral part of each student's emergence into adulthood. We aim to develop students' self-awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence to:

  • stay as healthy as possible

  • keep themselves and others safe

  • have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships

  • respect the differences between people

  • develop independence and responsibility

  • play an active role as members of a democratic society

The PSHE and Citizenship provision in the school will assist our pupils to value their achievements, deal with risk and meet the challenges of life now and in the future and identify their values and strive to live up to them. This will assist our school in relating positively to the neighbourhood and local community. It will allow us to raise standards of achievement by pupils who are more secure, motivated, confident and independent learners and help promote equal opportunities for all. It will also play a part in improving the health of our pupils and staff.

We have a number of outside agencies who support our PSHE and Citizenship learning at St Cuthbert’s. Some of these agencies include: Merseyside Police, Teenage Advice Zone (TAZ), Drugs and Alcohol Team, Smoking Education, John Moores University and Barclay’s Bank. We try to give students the information and advice they need to become responsible citizens in society

Events last year included:

  • ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ Drama production for Year 9 on Sexual Exploitation.

  • ‘Is it worth it’ Merseyside Police production on Anti-social behaviour for Year 8.

  • JMU presentation about futures for Year 7 and 8.

  • Barclay’s Bank workshops on managing money for Year 7.