We believe that the pastoral care of each individual in the school is of greatest importance, and we provide an outstanding supportive and caring pastoral system.
Our ethos fosters social responsibility and spiritual values: we encourage every girl to promote the happiness and well-being of fellow pupils. We work in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals to promote and safeguard the health, welfare and safety of the girls in our care.
“A strong sense of community pervades the school, with pupils displaying warm relations amongst each other and with teachers”ISI
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)
PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
The PSHE education programme at Bromley High School contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing.
As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It enhances the learning experienced by pupils, improving their capacity to learn and achieve.
PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic well-being.
The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:
- Accurate and relevant knowledge.
- Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding.
- Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
- The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
We have an individual programme of study for years 7, 8, and 9 which draws from the PSHE Association suggested scheme of work. We also survey the girls and ask for feedback to ensure our programme is relevant and appropriate for our girls.
In Years 10 and 11, Careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) are primarily delivered through a fortnightly Life Skills lesson.
All the girls have one period of PSHE per fortnight which is supplemented by work completed with their tutor in a dedicated PSHE tutor period.
Positive Parenting Conference
We recently held our first ever Positive Parenting conference, a free event offering a range of practical, hands-on workshops and instructional talks designed to support parents to raise physically healthy and mentally robust children.
Featuring many guests including keynote speaker Dr Aric Sigman, parents participated in a range of sessions on topics ranging from relationship advice, anxiety, digital concerns, resilience and wellbeing – among many others. A sign of our true commitment to supporting your daughter in all aspects, not only the academic.
Positive School’s Programme
Mood state and emotions can have a significant bearing on learning, relationships, behaviour, and overall performance at school. To ensure that these influences are constructive the Bromley High pastoral team are excited to be involved in delivering the Positive School’s Programme to enhance our excellent pastoral care.
This unique programme, firmly rooted in neuroscience and built upon years of research, helps pupils develop protective and adaptive cognitive and behavioural patterns. With the emphasis on understanding of how the mind interacts with the emotions, the Positive School’s Programme helps students adapt to change, develop greater mental resilience and embrace challenge both at school and in the wider world; in childhood, adolescence and adult life.