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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Our PSHE Programme 2020

Our aim at Thomas Knyvett College is to ‘Bring out the Best’ in all our students through academic excellence but also through a thorough personal development programme.  Our PSHE and RSE programme allows students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding needed for the wider world.

The programme allows students to investigate the various relationships they form and contributions which they make and covers topics such as: 

  • Families and respectful relationships
  • Digital citizenship and online safety 
  • The law
  • Physical and mental wellbeing
  • Relationships and sex education
  • Citizenship and British values**

Students are taught PSHE through a variety of assemblies, 5C’s lessons and drop-down mornings focusing on a variety of topics.


PSHE and RSE are covered through these sessions

Year group


Drop down mornings

5 C’s






Students in Year 11 have sessions devoted in tutor time and in bespoke assemblies.

Citizenship topics and content by Year Group

Year 7 

Online safety - to educate the digital generation on how to keep safe online while enjoying the many benefits the internet offers

Healthy habits and lifestyle - to educate and encourage the many benefits of following a healthy and active lifestyle

Money management - to educate students on what money is and the importance of looking after it for future use

Year 8

Mental health - to educate students on how to recognise anxiety, depression and self-harm focus on support and what to do if you have any concerns

Introduction to drugs - to educate students on different types of drugs and to identify the side effects of each

Puberty - to educate students on the physical changes to their bodies and how to look after themselves

Future options - supporting students in planning future pathways and achieving their aspirations

Year 9

Family matters - investigating different types of families and issues affecting them

Drugs education - raising awareness of the dangers of common illegal and legal drugs

Personal finance - providing strategies to manage money and allowing students to protect themselves from fraud and debt

Hate crime - raising awareness of the laws, reasons and consequences for negative and confrontational behaviour

Year 10

First aid - providing key medical skills which can be used to assist those in need

Emotional health awareness - developing a range of strategies for identifying, discussing and coping with common mental health conditions

Relationships and sex education - discussing issues in sexual relationships, for example contraception, pregnancy and mutual respect

Future options - supporting students in planning future pathways and achieving their aspirations through work experience and post 16 choices

Year 11

Being Victor - examining many issues affecting emotional well-being and exam-stress

Healthy lifestyles - educating students on how to prepare for Year 11.  Students should learn how to make the right choices with food and exercise and how to manage their sleep patterns

Future options - supporting students in planning future pathways and achieving their aspirations

**British Values include:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of the law
  • Tolerance
  • Mutual respect
  • Individual liberty