Learning for Life

Learning for Life: PSHRSE

The school’s PSHRSE (Personal, Social, Health, Relationships and Sex Education) Programme is called ‘Learning for Life’ and is taught throughout the school on a Wednesday Period 0 in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and governing body.

The programme focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, it will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

All teaching in Learning for Life will take place in a safe learning environment with specialist teachers and be underpinned by our school ethos and values. A variety of opportunities will be provided for pupils to ask questions to further their understanding and to find out more about what affects them personally. Where appropriate, aspects of the programme will be addressed in assemblies and where possible, the school will work with suitable external organisations and charities to deliver the guidance in a holistic way. All of the sessions will be age-appropriate and meet the needs of all pupils in the class.

To learn more about the content of ‘Learning for Life’ at Dame Alice Owens, we hope you will find the videos below. Our programme is built around four ‘strands’ to ensure that our programme is comprehensive and meets the needs of the students.

If you have any questions or would like to feed back to the school about ‘Learning for Life’, please use the Google Form link below to do so: https://forms.gle/rCEmGETWBforyvqKkK9 

Miss Perrin (Head of Learning for Life)


Curriculum Information

Overview Document
Mapping Document
Learning Journey

Useful resources for pupils

Barclays Life Skills – Lessons and articles on everything from getting a job to mortgages

Pearltrees – Dame Alice Owen’s Pocket Pastoral (also available to download as an app on Android and Apple)

Student Launchpad

Resources and Links for Guardians and Parents

All our lessons are designed in collaboration with parents and staff to reflect the needs of Dame Alice Owens’ pupils in line with government requirements. A lesson can be made available to discuss with a member of staff on request via this form.
(The google form link here: https://forms.gle/34ada5CjVF8Qnzh57)

Services for Young People in Hertfordshire

Mental Health Foundation – Support for Young People

Let’s talk about it NHS – Resources for Guardians and Parents when discussing Relationships and Sex

Learning for Life Videos

Learning 4 Life

School Contact Info

Dame Alice Owen’s School

Dugdale Hill Lane
Potters Bar

01707 643441
[email protected]

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Social Info