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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

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Introducing PSCHE

Media & Young People

Crime & Punishment

Armed Forces – History / Raising Awareness


Body Image – Cult of the Celebrity

Copyright & Privacy / Online Scams

First Aid Training

Drug Education

Drug Education

First Aid Training

Give & Let Live – Becoming a Donor

Emotional Wellbeing

Risk & Safety

Teenage Drinking Awareness

Digital Footprints

Healthy Lifestyles

First Aid Training

Sex & Relationships

Knife Crime Culture

Risk & Safety

Health & Well Being

Cancer Awareness

Stress – The Good, Bad & Healthy


Smoking Awareness

Personal Finance

Life Skills – Knowing When to Say No

Planning for the Future


Mental Health Awareness

Interview Skills


Citizenship – Being British


Careers Education

Money and Me

Citizenship – Judicial System



Preparation for Exams





Options – Planning for the Future