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.

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03 April

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03 April

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Our IT Department is doing its bit to assist scientists gather evidence about COVID-19. We've started Folding@home using our spare processing power https://t.co/4cNODZxAQU https://t.co/UKOCk86mMv to see our progress @isaschools #coronafightback #StayHomeStaySafe https://t.co/moqzLikiSb

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

03 April

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03 April

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Our IT Department is doing its bit to assist scientists gather evidence about COVID-19. We have started Folding@home using our spare processing power to help fight the virus. https://foldingathome.org/ Check out https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/257032 to see how we are getting on @isaschools #coronafightback #SupportTheNHS #StayHomeStaySafe

02 April

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Making our Key Worker rainbow. We’ll be working on it through the coming days to create a hopeful welcome to our school. 🌈

02 April

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Fancy making some bread? Barbara@emsworthcookeryschool.co.uk has created ‘Bread in a Box’ kits which contain all the ingredients for a delicious homemade white loaf along with instructions. £10 for local contactless delivery 5m radius of Emsworth, further by arrangement and includes £1 donation to @stwilfridshospice #EasterHolidayActivities #GetTheButterReady #SmellsDelish #DitchamConnect #StayHomeSaveLives

02 April

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Good morning! Many of us are noticing that birdsong is emerging to fill the space once filled with engine noise. Spring, as the birds seek mates and look to breed is the perfect time to hear them - so some positive synchronicity here. Composer, Lev Parikian, has built an amazing resource to help us learn the difference between the Blackbird’s song and the Robin’s - and many more. It’s a great way to start your day. Happy listening! Thank you to Mr Philips for sharing this website. Listen out for our Tweet @DitchamPark next (!!) https://levparikian.com/index.php/twitter-birdsong-project/ #EasterHoliday #Nature #DitchamConnect #StayHomeSaveLives

01 April

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