Character and Culture (formally known as PSHE) is a compulsory curriculum subject that all pupils will be involved in once per fortnight throughout their time at Kineton High School.

The aim of the Character and Culture curriculum is to help develop every individual holistically so that they leave school with the skills and attributes required to be a respectful and active member of society. We aim to promote students personal and social development alongside their mental and emotional well-being through providing specific opportunities in a safe and supportive environment. These opportunities will allow pupils time to discuss and reflect upon the challenges that they may face as young people as they grow and develop in modern Britain and indeed our local context.

At Kineton we offer a broad and balanced Character and Culture curriculum through the delivery of 4 unique teams:

  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Employability
  • Social Studies

Within each of these 4 areas pupils will acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to:

  • Develop effective and safe relationships
  • Develop independence and responsibility
  • Develop self-awareness, confidence and positive self-esteem
  • Learn to keep themselves and others safe
  • Learn to resect the differences between people
  • Learn how to live a healthier and safer lifestyle
  • Make a positive contribution to society

A planned age appropriate curriculum will be taught to all students and can be personalised to individuals and groups through the involvement of a network of external partners. These partners work with Kineton High School to ensure additional and extra services can be provided in response to individual needs. This may include the involvement of Careers Advisor, School Health Nurses, Police Liaison Workers, Social Services, Teenage Pregnancy Advisory Services, Warwickshire Drugs Team and Young Carers where appropriate.

For more information please contact Miss G Loveridge.