Notre Dame PSHE provision praised by Ofsted

Published

Notre Dame, a girls' school in Plymouth, has been highlighted by school inspectors as an example of good practice in PSHE provision.

Ofsted has praised the school's "innovative approach to learning about healthy relationships, abuse and consent" in a new case study.

Sixth formers organise and run workshops for younger pupils, giving them the opportunity to talk about issues that matter to them.

Notre Dame is an ASDAN centre that places our qualifications at the centre of its Key Stage 4 PSHE curriculum.

In Years 9 and 10 students prepare for the Personal and Social Development course, covering five modules: Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Managing Own Money, Managing Social Relationships and Individual Rights and Responsibilities.

Year 11 students use their lesson time and their work experience week to prepare for the Employability Award or Certificate. The work focuses on preparing students for the workplace by giving them the skills they need to research potential careers and successfully apply for jobs, such as CV writing, looking at application forms and apprenticeships.