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St. Bede's Catholic College

ST Bede's

Catholic College


As a Catholic College, St Bede’s recognises the uniqueness of each individual as created by God. In acknowledging and exercising its pastoral role, staff share responsibility for ensuring pupils are prepared well for life after College. The social and emotional aspects of learning permeate our work. 

Pupils have one hour PSHCE lesson per fortnight. In Year 7 the programme is delivered by tutors and in Years 8-11 by a dedicated team. These lessons follow the Programmes of Study for PSHCE education. These are:

  • Personal well-being
  • Economic well-being and financial capability
  • Citizenship

The aims of this programme are to:

  • Promote self-esteem, confidence, a sense of identity, security and stability.
  • Develop thinking skills, decision making ability, communication, study methods and problem solving.
  • Explore attitudes and values which encourage respect for self, others, property and the environment.
  • Provide relevant knowledge and information so that pupils make healthy and informed decisions.
  • Encourage active citizenship within society. 

The PSHCE programme covers the following topics which are co-ordinated by Mr Curnock.

Years 7 & 8

  • Introducing PSCHE
  • Relationships
  • Drug Education
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Risk & Safety
  • Identity
  • Planning for the Future
  • Communities
  • Money and Me

Year 9

  • Media & Young People
  • Body Image - Cult of the Celebrity
  • Drug Education
  • Risk & Safety
  • First Aid Training
  • Health & Well Being
  • Smoking Awareness
  • Bullying
  • Citizenship - Being British
  • Citizenship - Judicial System
  • Enterprise
  • Options - Planning for the Future

Year 10 

  • Crime & Punishment
  • Copyright & Privacy / Online Scams
  • First Aid Training
  • Teenage Drinking Awareness
  • Sex & Relationships
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Personal Finance
  • Mental Health Awareness

Year 11 

  • Armed Forces - History / Raising Awareness
  • First Aid Training
  • Give & Let Live - Becoming a Donor
  • Digital Footprints
  • Knife Crime Culture
  • Stress - The Good, Bad & Healthy
  • Life Skills - Knowing When to Say No
  • Interview Skills
  • Careers Education

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