PSHE

PSHE

Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) at Ditcham Park is considered to be an important part of our school curriculum.

PSHE

PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.

The PSHE curriculum is also designed to help them to become socially responsible  adults by tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.  Strong family values, kindness to others, and inclusion also form an important part of this framework.

PSHE in all Key Stages is delivered weekly during tutor time.

In PSHE lessons we use a positive person-centred approach in order to promote the development and growth of the individual pupil so that they will find enrichment within the company and society of others. PSHE should therefore:

  • Engender growth in self-respect and self-worth.
  • Encourage pupils to be critically aware of their attitudes and values, and through this awareness to develop a positive sense of personal responsibility.
  • Enable pupils to reflect on their relationships and to recognise those qualities that help relationships to grow and develop positively.
  • Assist pupils to have some understanding of, and to give sensitive consideration to the beliefs, values and cultures of others.
  • Provide a forum for ordered discussion and to offer a climate of respect and tolerance so that pupils know that they will be listened to sensitively.
  • Correct misinformation where it occurs and clarify issues raised in the media, especially values and self-image issues.
  • Enable pupils to recognise the importance of many of the choices that they make, and that they are responsible for the decisions they take.
  • Help pupils develop their critical faculties and making sure that they are aware of the values conveyed by the media in relation to self-image.
  • Give all pupils the opportunity to critically assess the value of lifestyles other than their own.

PSHE delivery at Ditcham Park is complemented by Citizenship

Citizenship has been a statutory subject in the maintained sector since September 2002, and at Ditcham Park School we feel that it is presented through the curriculum and school life generally. Its values and skills will enhance democratic life for us all, particularly in terms of people’s rights and responsibilities, beginning here in school and permeating outwards into the wider community.

Citizenship helps pupils at Ditcham Park School in that it:

  • Involves pupils positively and encourages participation in school and community life. Eg: Pupils’ Forum
  • Links schools with their neighbours and community partners Eg: through the very successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
  • Supports inclusion and promotes positive behaviour, equal opportunities, respect and responsibility. Eg: 4th and 5th Form Mentors, Charity Fund Raising and Enterprise Days.
  • It may enable our pupils to be active and informed citizens able to effect change in order to improve their lives and their communities.

Citizenship and Further Education (CFE) at Key Stage 4

For one lesson per week during the first term of Form 5, senior pupils at Ditcham Park undertake a Citizenship course. This equipes pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills to play an active part in society as informed and critical citizens who are socially and morally responsible. It aims to give them the confidence and conviction that they can act with others, have influence and make a difference in their communities. Pupils also focus on their own personal academic and career paths by considering their options for the future. This includes visits to local Colleges and talks by visiting speakers on careers options and choices.

Ditcham Park News Hub

24 January

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Could you work this Countdown calculation out? Joe and Orlagh could! 😀 #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation #FridayThoughts #maths #education #whereeverychildisknownandvalued @OxUniMaths @OxUniMaths https://t.co/qXfhDsd65c

23 January

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Reception have been learning about Chinese New Year & have their very own 'Panda Park'! Did you know that showering isn’t allowed New Year’s Day. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck! #ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/Ud1bDFPl21 #cute https://t.co/wiO8GZfo3G

21 January

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#NationalHuggingDay beautifully demonstrated by our Dragonflies during an afternoon walk in our 16 acres Dragonflies Nursery Open Day Wednesday 11 March 9am-11am #ditchammagic #morethananursery https://t.co/AJwAZdStVw

16 January

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Transition were excited about their swimming lesson this morning with our very own Aqua Man Mr Vaudrey and Mermaid Miss Batten! Will they get splashed?! #lifeskill #appetitebuilding #ditchamdelicious #Taro https://t.co/34uNbG9Hrb

14 January

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Well done to our Wonderful Reception pupils who Worked very hard on their Words beginning with W. They reached 101 and are still going! #Whizzkids #Wonderous https://t.co/B5X3seEI1D

09 July

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Let our #STEM week commence!! So many exciting activities, workshops and demonstrations from some amazing companies - thank you 🙏 @RoyalNavy @Siemens @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline @roamingrobots @ciwf https://t.co/uKUABrMmf0

06 July

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Did you know 2018 is the year of #engineering? At Ditcham we are promoting STEM to all of our #students to encourage them to consider their futures within these industries. https://t.co/mv9x5ehtn9 #womeninbusiness #YearOfEngineering @Siemens https://t.co/fN1mOqOr2H

05 July

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Doing amazing things to promote #Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths at Ditcham Park School…find out more https://t.co/0He8XP1IvD @bioPURE_service @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline #STEM #STEMweek https://t.co/Eief9ERpfs

03 July

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July 10th will see students in school taking part in a project designed by the Royal Society Of Chemistry . Completion of the project can earn students a Bronze CREST Award https://t.co/pokO7fspkk @RoySocChem @BritSciAssoc #STEM #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/xU0WvxttPw

29 June

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#Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths - giving our pupils the opportunity to explore more about these industries and helping them to make decisions on their future path in life. 😎 You can find out more about our #STEM day activities here: https://t.co/kuXQMi76uE https://t.co/VJ4XHYfMvC

27 June

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STEM DAY UPDATE: On Monday 9th July the Ditcham Park Senior school will be spending a day off site on #STEM inspiration trips 👍#engineering #maths #technology #science #education #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/sIYhS36OJf

24 January

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Friday magic role play in Reception! Exceptional bandaging by Dr Lowri on Grace who was a model patient! #inspiringfutures

24 January

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We’re exceptionally proud of three of our pupils who have reached the finals in the first ISA Young Musician Competition which is taking place on Sunday in Warwick. We send warmest Ditcham wishes for an enjoyable and successful event to Hebe Parrott (Cornet) who will be performing in the KS4/5 Senior section, George Leighton (Trombone) who will be performing in the KS3 Middle section and Hester Ellett (Violin) who will be performing in the KS1/2 Junior section.

24 January

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Could you work this Countdown calculation out? Joe and Orlagh could! 😀

24 January

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On the Menu Today: A Friday Treat! Fish Finger Bap 😋 or roasted salmon! Ice cream for afters? #ditchamdelicious That is the end of our week 3 menu - we'll circle back round to week 1 on Monday! Have a great weekend, when we get there!

23 January

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Reception have been learning all about Chinese New Year and have their very own 'Panda Park'! Did you know that showering isn’t allowed New Year’s Day. Sweeping and throwing out garbage isn’t allowed before the 5th. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck!

23 January

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Dragonflies enjoyed their music lesson this morning in The Big School with specialist music teacher Mrs Leighton. They counted, sang songs and rode the horse! What a fabulous way to begin a Thursday! Dragonflies Nursery Open Day Wednesday 11 March 9am-11am #noordinarynursery https://www.ditchampark.com/nursery/ditcham-dragonflies/

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