To inspire intellectual curiosity and wonder through a PSHE curriculum that aims to develop students who are confident at dealing with life’s issues. With a subject that can be so personal to student’s daily lives, at Avonbourne we promote the need that PSHE should be taught in a safe and caring environment where student’s compassion can shine through. We aim to provide our students with the knowledge and skills needed, through passionate staff and trained external speakers, to encourage them to make responsible decisions about their future.
Key contact: Rebecca Thompson
Where next. Choices for 16-19 year olds
As a young person, from time to time you may experience some sort of emotional difficulty and might feel you are alone, but you’re not. It can be very difficult to talk about your feelings and what’s happening in your life. You may feel sad or confused; you may be experiencing loss or even questioning your sexuality. Whatever the issue, we all need help from other people at times. This website is here to help provide some information and point you in the right direction to get further help.
This website is the first place to turn for information on all aspects of sexual health. The service is provided by the Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, Community Health Services, and Sexual Health Service. It is also linked with the Junction on Holdenhurst Road.
Any questions or concerns about drugs then this is the website to visit.
Being a teenage girl can be hard. This website provides information on all aspects of growing up; from periods to cyber-safety.
General careers advice and CV writing.
The National Careers Service. Lots of useful information.
An interactive careers site for teenagers. You will access this site in PSHE.
An online careers video/film library information on thousands of careers.
The essential site for anybody considering an apprenticeship. Register with this site and you will be kept informed of all apprenticeship vacancies.
Interested in sport?
Did you know after Tourism, Engineering is the biggest employer in the Bournemouth and Poole Area?
The organisation How2Become Ltd have provided us with a number of careers books that are available for students to use for research.
This Is What Our Students Have To Say...
Why students enjoy the subject.
“I enjoy PSHE as we get to learn about things that will help us as we grow up such as writing CV’s and how to get a job. We learn about mental health, physical health, healthy eating and how to look after ourselves.”
An account of a lesson, the course, a visit or speaker that really inspired them.
"In the health lessons we have learnt about a healthy diet and its benefits, I understand what not to include in my diet due to these lessons as I understand why it is unhealthy. We have also looked at unhealthy relationships and our choices, this has been really important to show that we should not be pressured into doing things that we don’t want to do and that it is okay to say no. The lessons have given me confidence in myself and my ability to make good life choices. I have also enjoyed looking at mental health factors and feel more confident that I could help a friend in need and recognise that they were not in a good place. Learning about the consequences that drugs and alcohol have on the body and also the consequences of teenage pregnancy have been very effective in making me think more about my future and the life choices I will make. "