Personal and Social Education

Personal, Social & Emotional Education

PSE is a vital part of the curriculum at Fettes College. All pupils attend PSE sessions from Third Form to Upper Sixth. PSE is delivered in many formats; as a discrete timetabled lesson, in tutorials, as plenaries, through workshops, in House Prayers, in Chapel and using the expertise of guest speakers.

The Hub

The Hub is the base which provides a safe space to talk, relax, and share. It is an area where support can be given in various formats, one to one, informal sessions with PSE Prefects or staff or meeting with outside agencies. In particular we host Mindfulness sessions, stress and anxiety workshops as well as hosting Fettes Equality Society meetings.

Health and Wellbeing

PSE is delivered by a team of trained staff within the timetable. We cover a broad variety of current and relevant issues with the pupils. The strands which are covered include Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health Issues, Counter Bullying, Drugs, Food and Nutrition, Internet Safety and Mindfulness. We maintain high standards of teaching and learning across this part of the curriculum in order to engage the students in this very important aspect of their education. We strive to ensure that every pupil develops their potential to flourish as an individual.

Upper Sixth Programme

The Upper Sixth programme builds on the strong foundations laid in previous years. The central aim is to prepare pupils for leaving school and leading independent lives. The four key themes are:

Citizenship
Enterprise and Financial Education
Healthy Living
Preparation for further/higher education and/or employment.

Fettes College are also working towards the LGBT Charter Mark Status.

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