Department Aims & Objectives
PSHE and Citizenship at King’s help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives, and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Pupils take part in a wide range of activities across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and communities. In doing so, they learn to recognise their worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are a part of growing up. Pupils also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form effective fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
(taken from National Curriculum Handbook, Importance of PSHE and Citizenship, p.136)
At King’s College School we follow the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme. The Programme of Study is reviewed every two years. There is flexibility in the programme to address immediate issues and to embrace and develop local and/or global events.