In Prep, pupils learn about themselves growing up and changing as individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities.
They become more mature, independent and self – confident. They learn about the wider world and the communities within it.
They develop a sense of social justice and moral responsibility, and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national and global issues. They learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities, and to resist bullying.
As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes of puberty and transfer to secondary education with support and encouragement from their school. They learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment. To take more responsibility, individually and as a group, for their own learning.
Linked to the PSHE teaching is the Peer Support Programme, where selected and specially trained children support pupils in and around the school. This helps to develop and strengthen the children's understanding of the school community, preparing them for the larger community in their later life.