PHSE Focus Weeks

Our PHSE (Personal, Health, Social & Economic Education) programme is integrated into a Focus Week schedule which is an exciting and imaginative scheme designed to combine the teaching of important themes – across a wide range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural topics – alongside a sense of competition, engagement and fun.

The Focus Weeks see a theme being addressed throughout the week via tutor times and assemblies which is then extended by specific events, celebrations and trips. There could be a tutor group competition with fantastic prizes or a student-led assembly presenting the topic, a trip to a related landmark or a special guest talking to students.

Furthermore, specific Focus Weeks will have PHSE Drop Down Days for set Year groups so that age-appropriate PHSE is delivered at set points of the year; whether it be sex and relationships, drugs or online safety.

There is a Focus Week for every week but this year’s half-termly highlights include:

1st Autumn Half-Term
Festival of Ganesh Charturti (Hinduism)
House – Looking to 2021-2022
National Fitness Day (Y8 PHSE)
World Smile Day
Sexual Health Week (Y10 PHSE – Sexual Health)
World Food Day
Navaratri (Hinduism)

2nd Autumn Half-Term
Stress Awareness Week (Y11 PHSE)
UK Parliament Week
World Kindness Day (Y7 PHSE)
International Abolition of Slavery Day – Harriet Tubman
Feast of St Nicholas (Christianity)
House Celebration 1 / Christmas Spirit (Christianity)

1st Spring Half-Term
New Year Ahead – Gantan Sai (Shinto-ism)
World Heroes – Martin Luther King
Blue Monday
Holocaust Memorial Day
World Cancer Day (Y9 PHSE)
Internet Safety Week
Valentine’s Day

2nd Spring Half-Term
World Maths Day
World Book Day
British Science Week
National Careers Week
National Pet Month
House Celebration 2 / Easter Reflection (Christianity)

1st Summer Half-Term
Earth Day
Dementia Awareness Week
Europe Day
Belonging & Identity
Dealing with Suffering

2nd Summer Half-Term
Life & After-Life
Gambling Awareness
Child Safety Week (Y9 PHSE)
Windrush Day
Fake News Week
The Big Listen Week – The Samaritans
House Celebration 3 / School’s Out


Each of the Focus Weeks are celebrated on our website newsfeed and our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts – look out for details…

If you require further information on our Focus Weeks then please contact Carrie Cain, Deputy Headteacher, via