PHSE Focus Weeks

Our PHSE (Personal, Health, Social & Economic Education) curriculum 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…


Foci for 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 programme is leaning towards:

Well-Being / Mental Health:

To ensure that guidance on what to do, how to do it, and where to get support are clear and reinforced.


To ensure that issues relating to Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and other equality campaigns are considered and respected for their over-riding messages whilst also considering the confusing and at times contradictory messages around them.

School Life / Routines:

To ensure that with the (hopeful) removal of COVID measures we rapidly embed and enforce school routines, expectations, standards and events so that normality arrives quickly and actually comes back better than before.

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