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Bourne Grammar School


Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is delivered via the tutor programme in Years 7-11. All work is monitored and quality assured by a PSHE Co-ordinator, who also arranges for visiting groups to have an input into the programme. 

The PSHE programme aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices, develop resilience and signpost support for mental ill health, as well as prepare our students to be well-rounded young people who can engage in the wider world. The curriculum is divided into three strands — Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World. Each strand lasts around a term and covers issues as diverse as understanding payslips, consent, mindfulness and revision techniques. The current scheme of work can be viewed in the document below. 

As of September 2022, a full hour per fortnight of PSHE is delivered to Year 7 by their Head of Year, Mr Chamberlain, in addition to the PSHE tutor programme. In recognition of the ongoing impact of the global pandemic, it was felt that PSHE provision must occupy a more prominent place in the curriculum with an increased emphasis on student wellbeing. The new Year 7 curriculum aims to extend the range of PSHE provision received by these students and sets a firm foundation for topics they go on to study in later years.

We also ensure that students receive high quality provision from external specialist providers. The list below shows provision for Years 7 – 10. Year 11 is focussed on Post-16 Options and Careers (please see our Careers section of the website) whilst Sixth Form follow their own lecture programme which includes regular visits from guest speakers on a range of topics.



Topics Covered

Year 7

Lincolnshire County Council

Road Safety

Fire Safety

Anti-Social Behaviour

Healthy Relationships

Online Safety

Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Year 8

The Conversation, Stamford


Year 9

The Conversation, Stamford

Healthy Relationships

Year 10

Lincolnshire County Council





The Conversation, Stamford

Road Safety

County Lines and Knife Crime

Online Safety

Drug Awareness



Where appropriate, we have also developed digital resources to aid in the delivery of PSHE to all students. Though so far given to particular year groups, the topics and the guidance provided are relevant to all, and we would encourage any student, parent or carer to watch them, both for the wisdom on offer and for the insight they provide into the values we hold dear at Bourne Grammar School. These videos and others can be viewed here — information about some of the videos can be found in the table below. 


Year Topic Summary
7 Dignity In this assembly we discuss the importance of treating people with dignity and respect, as well as how we can develop an ethos of dignity at BGS. This is a key part of our Relationships education programme.
9 Digital Citizenship COVID-19 has pushed a lot of our socialising online. This assembly looks at our responsibility as digital citizens and forms part of our Living in the Wider World education programme. 
9 Silence As part of our Relationships education programme, this assembly delves into how each person can help create a school culture that affirms all pupils regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Mental Health

(Year 10

& Year 11)

With the unique stresses and challenges of the GCSE course, coupled with the strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, this assembly gives concrete advice for supporting a friend (or yourself) through poor mental health. This forms part of our ongoing Health and Wellbeing education.

Our PSHE Curriculum for 2022 – 2023 can be found below and extends up to February. This document will be updated in January 2023.

Our PSHE Spiral Curriculum from 2021-2022 is available to access below. 

NEW: The Student Health Guide can be accessed by clicking here. This annual magazine covers many of the issues we cover through PSHE and this guide provides students, teachers and parents with further information these issues. We hope it’s used to spark constructive conversations and discussion about important issues that affect the lives of everyone in our school community. Whilst the magazine is aimed at year 9 upwards we encourage all students and parents to reach out and use the magazine to read beyond the PSHE curriculum