Teachers draw on a range of approaches to meet the needs of students through carefully planned and well paced learning experiences.  Partnership working with external agencies is particularly important to provide a high quality student experience. The aim is to provide a classroom climate of creativity and innovation, to enable students to

  • Make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • Experience challenge and enjoyment
  • Apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
  • Make a successful move to the next stage of education or work
  • Allow appropriate use of technology
  • Provide opportunities for collaborative and individual learning
  • Provide opportunities to analyse, explore and reflect

Personal and Social Education is structured around four main themes

  • Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • Planning for choices and changes
  • Substance misuse
  • Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

Personal Education is normally planned and delivered by Student Support staff on a one period per week basis.  S3 students are taught on a conference/workshop basis on eight occasions throughout the academic year.