PSHE Topics

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for P.S.H.E. topics for years 7 to 10. 


Why do we study P.S.H.E.?


P.S.H.E. education gives you the knowledge, skills, and attributes you need to keep healthy and safe and to prepare you for life and work in modern Britain.

P.S.H.E. education helps you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes you need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in your first job, P.S.H.E. education helps you to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities you will face growing up.



Links to Emotional Health and Wellbeing


As a school we promote mental wellbeing. This is because a child’s emotional health and wellbeing influences their cognitive development and learning, as well as their physical and social health and their mental wellbeing in adulthood. Above all, we want our pupils to be happy, confident young adults who are able to adapt to adulthood in a positive way. P.S.H.E. is a huge part of this process.

We use P.S.H.E. teaching and learning to promote resilience and support social and emotional learning.

Through P.S.H.E. we study and exemplify these values. You will see where.



Links to British Values

As a school we promote British Values. These are-

Democracy (people have a voice eg. voting)

Individual liberty (freedom to be yourself, enjoy your culture and heritage and express yourself)

The rule of law

Mutual respect and tolerance (no prejudice or discrimination)


Through P.S.H.E. we study and exemplify these values. You will see where.




Every year at Dormston, you will be taught about safeguarding and how we can help you if you feel at risk. Here are some of the ways;


1 General safety - what to do if you are worried 

2 Bullying - including cyber bullying 

3 Online safety, child sexual exploitation and county lines

4 Preventing radicalisation 

5 Peer on peer abuse

6 Honour based violence 

7 Gangs and youth violence (hate crime) 

8 What makes you feel good?

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19th July

Staffing Update

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully recruited another Science Teacher; Mrs Pajaj who will be starting with us in September 2019. You can find out more about Mrs Pajaj in our September/October Update Sheet. Mrs Vyse, Science Teacher who joined us in April 2019 will however unfortunately be leaving us in July 2019 due to personal commitments. Dance Teacher, Miss Knight who was with us on a temporary basis will also sadly be leaving us. We will also be saying goodbye to Mr Lee, Head of Maths in July 2019 as he has been promoted to Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Safeguarding at RSA Academy. Mrs Jacques however will be Acting Head of Maths in the interim so worry not, the Maths Department is in safe hands! We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs Baker, Head of MFL and Mrs Windmill, English Teacher in July 2019. They have both worked at Dormston for a number of years and will be sadly missed by staff and pupils. Mrs Baker has been a great teacher and Head of Department and her passion for MFL has inspired so many students over the years; with many of them going on to study MFL at colleges and universities. Mrs Baker is also well known for her creativity and has encouraged countless students to take up arts and crafts. Mrs Windmill is an expert in Shakespeare and has awakened a passion for literature in many past and current students. She has also been heavily involved in all of our school productions, including pushing numerous full size cars onto the stage in Grease and Blues Brothers and also making several children ‘fly’. We would like to thank them both for all their hard work and commitment over the years and wish them well in the next chapter of their lives.