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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all students’ education and every year group at HCACP receives continual PSHE education throughout the year. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. PSHE equips students with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. There are no internal or external examinations for PSHE.
PSHE is delivered through tutor time and also special intensive 'off time-table' Thematic Days. There are 3 Thematic Days each year, one per term. On these days students are off their usual timetable and they explore a particular theme such as Healthy Living. Students attend different workshops on that theme. The Academy uses external agencies, both public and private, as much as possible on these days to help the students get access to experts in these particular fields. Agencies used include LFB, LAS, Metrpolitan Police, Trident, Voyage, Croydon Drop In, Lives Not Knives, NHS Teenage Pregnancy Team, RBS, Westminster Drugs Project, Alcoholics Anonymous, Families Matter, British Red Cross, Natwest Money Sense Team, Classroom Medics, Amphletts Solicitors, Only Connect, Beat Bullying and others.
Topics covered in PSHE include:
- Sex and Relationships education
- British Society, Culture and Life
- Drugs and alcohol education
- Economic and Financial awareness
- Emotional and mental health
- Staying safe/making informed choices
- Keeping healthy
- Social Skils
- Careers and work-related learning
- First Aid
- Fire Safety
- Road Safety