WELCOME TO THE CHARACTER DEPARTMENT
Every decision in life should be an informed one. Through the Character programme we wish to equip students with the skills, knowledge and competencies, distinct from their academic work, to help them succeed in the future. We wish them to be aware of the risks and consequences of the choices they make in their lives to remain physically and mentally healthy.
Philips High School has a strong commitment to the personal, social and emotional development of every child in its care. In accordance with the school ethos, national curriculum for Citizenship and statutory and non-statutory guidance for personal, social and health education (PSHE), we aim to educate pupils so that they become emotionally strong, capable adults who can make safe, informed decisions throughout their adult lives. Lessons are delivered on Drop Down Days and through a tailored assembly programme. Pupils are signposted to appropriate services to access further support and advice and external agencies support our Drop Down Days incorporating PSHE, Citizenship and Careers lessons.
All pupils in Y7-Y10 and some in Y11 will receive weekly Character lessons which will focus on leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills (LORIC), community cohesion (kindness, respect and living without harm), oracy, wellbeing, e-safety and careers. The Cadet pupils will have the option to work towards accreditation for this work through the piXL Edge programme.
All pupils will complete an ongoing personal development profile which will map their progress and support them with target setting for the future.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Tachauer should you wish to find out any additional information.