In Key Stage 3, pupils work in small nurture groups to ensure that they have a clear understanding of personal safety issues including First Aid, Fire and Road safety and awareness of the risks associated with smoking, alcohol and drugs.  We work with the local community police service to ensure that pupils understand community safety and the role of the police.  The programme encourages pupils to be more confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy and responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.

In conjunction with the school nurse, pupils also study SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) which allows them to understand personal changes associated with puberty and ensures that they have a safe and comfortable environment in which to address any questions or misconceptions they may have about personal and sexual health, development and relationships.

In Key Stage 4 pupils can undertake PSD (Personal Social Development) qualifications, or study towards the ASDAN qualification certificates in several different subject awards.  This qualification certificate is designed to enable the pupils to develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key and employability skills leading to personal effectiveness.  This qualification is comparable to different GCSE grades, depending upon the level of each award. 

During Key Stage 4 pupils build on the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired at the earlier key stages.  They continue to learn about themselves as young people and take on more responsible roles in school.  They continue to develop self awareness, confidence and independence needed for adult life.  Most pupils will learn how to cope with a wider range of relationships and to respect the views, needs and rights of people of all ages. Some pupils will gain greater knowledge and understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues and be able to participate in discussions, clearly explaining their opinions and attitudes.