Personal, Social and Health Education

The values and ethos of the school can’t possibly be achieved unless the students are well motivated, healthy and mentally ready for work. Lessons on learning to be safe, healthy and responsible are paramount to students accessing all areas of the curriculum. Our aim is to enable students to be well-rounded individuals who interact with those around them with dignity and respect; individuals who can make sensible life choices and remain safe and healthy as a result of those choices.

Our personal, social and health education (PSHE) programme promotes children's personal, social and economic development, as well as their health and wellbeing. It helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. At Bodmin College, children’s wellbeing, happiness and safety are our first priority, and PSHE is the key vehicle through which we share this with students. We regard PSHE as an integral component of the whole curriculum; it is central to our approach and at the core of our ethos.

Our PSHE curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring that it:

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children and of society;
  • Prepares our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they already face and for adult life;
  • Provides information about keeping healthy and safe, emotionally and physically;
  • Encourages our students to understand how all actions have consequences and how they can make informed choices to help themselves, others and the environment.

KS3 Overview

Year 7:

  • Healthy Lifestyles – smoking and drinking , healthy eating
  • Puberty – health and body changes, menstruation and gender identity.

Year 8:

  • E-safety – safe and responsible use of social media, awareness of online dangers
  • Mental health and physical health - depression, anxiety and stress, first aid
  • Personal Identity – self-esteem and confidence

Bodmin College

Check out all the GCSE and Level 2 Vocational courses on offer.

Visit the Year 8 Options area

Bodmin College Sixth Form

Check out all the A Level and Level 2/3 Vocational courses on offer.

Visit the Sixth Form website