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    Whole school policies enhance and demonstrate that the Camden School community is built on respect and understanding. Robust policies - for example on anti-bullying, behaviour, equal opportunities and promotion of racial equality - all challenge viewpoints and actions that demonstrate intolerance and prejudice. 

    Students are expected to participate in decision making within the school, and we offer certificates and awards each year to reward and acknowledge examples of good citizenship. Students are encouraged to support and strengthen our community by involvement in any of the following:

    • Representing their form at the whole school council to discuss issues important to the students within the school

    • Mentoring Year 7 students

    • Completing work experience in Year 10 

    • Electing the Head Girl and Deputies (both in the main school and the sixth form)

    • Individual student mentoring

    • Organising refreshments at Parents’ Evenings

    • Fundraising days and competitions, e.g. Pink Day in October for Breast Cancer

    Other events, such as school plays, concerts and sports events (e.g. the Fundraising Dance-A-Thon) offer students from all abilities and backgrounds the opportunities to join in our community and help them to understand the importance of their contribution. Within our philosophy of inclusion and opportunity, it is our expectation that all students will participate in school events. 

    Restart a Heart Day Gallery - Year 7 students learnt CPR in their PSHE lessons. 

    PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is an integral part of the school curriculum and school ethos. We expect students’ active engagement in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for life as individuals and as socially responsible, informed global citizens in a safe and tolerant learning environment. 

    Within the curriculum, students hone skills of enquiry, communication and empathy. The topics are covered in weekly lessons led by form tutors and with regular expert external speakers and workshops, where students are encouraged to enhance and/or challenge their understanding of topics. The curriculum can broadly be split into four areas:

    • Me, Myself and I - learning about themselves as individuals

    • Me and Others - exploring interactions with other people

    • Me and the World - learning about their place in the world and how the world works

    • Me and My Future - exploring options for their future. All students in the school have access to Unifrog (website with extensive information about different careers and post-school options) and individual interviews to discuss their GCSE and post-16 options and careers

    Please see the table below for the topics covered in each year group.

    The importance of PSHEE in the curriculum and the exceptional coverage of important issues is a recognised strength of the school. The school fully meets the Gatsby Requirements (on careers guidance) and provides excellent education on Citizenship. Additionally, the school already meets the new government requirements for PSHEE, which will become a statutory part of the curriculum in September 2020.

      Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    Me, Myself + I
    • First Aid + CPR

    • Hygiene + Puberty

    • Exercise + healthy eating

    • Mental Health

    • My Identity

    • Mental Health

    • Body Image

    • First Aid

    • Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking

    • Mental health

    • Importance of sleep

    • Importance of self-examination

    • First Aid + CPR

    • Mental Health

    • Building resilience

    • Legal and illegal drugs

    • Different sexualities

    • Keeping mentally and physically healthy

    • Body Image

    Me + Others
    • Respectful friendships 

    • Bullying

    • Different types of families

    • Peer pressure

    •  managing conflict in relationships

    • Sexual Consent

    • Staying Safe Online (incl. Sharing and viewing content)

    • Having a digital footprint

    • Intimate Relationships

    • Contraception + Safe Sex

    • Pregnancy + having children

    • Managing grief + conflict in relationships

    • Respectful relationships

    • Recognising sexual abuse + exploitation

    • Nude images + pornography

    • Intimate relationships

    • Contraception + safe sex

    • Pregnancy

    Me + the World
    • Charities and the community
    • Human Rights

    • Prejudice +  Discrimination

    • The Equality Act

    • The UK Justice + Legal Systems

    • Environmental Sustainability

    • Reading for truth (targeted advertising, media influence)

    • Politics - Parliament, democray, political parties, elections + voting

    • FGM

    • Knife Crime + Gangs

    • Hate Crime + Extremism

    • Child Abuse

    • Making laws in the UK

    • Britain’s place in the EU, the Commonwealth and the world

    • Refugees 

    • Modern slavery

    • Being a responsible global, citizen

    • Knife crime and what to do

    Me + My Future
    • Finance + budgeting 

    • Introduction to Careers + Unifrog

    • Skills in the workplace
    • Career Pathways

    • Bank Accounts + Budgeting

    • Transitioning to GCSE 

    • Revision Strategies

    • Work Experience

    • Revision strategies

    • Beating exam stress

    • Post-16 options

    • CVs

    • Bank accounts, debt, mortgages, pensions etc


    Further help and advice is available:

    Healthy lifestyle:




    Mental health

    Sexual Health


    Rights of the Child

    Work and Careers