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High School

E1M (Everyone Matters) is our tutorial programme for students to work on during the dedicated time they have with their form tutors. E1M represents our school belief that everyone matters, and forms part of our Personal Social and Health Education curriculum.

It is important, for students to succeed in all aspects of life, that they understand the importance of positive and stable relationships, how to deal with a breakdown in a relationship and the effects of loss and bereavement.

Exam stress, dealing with social media to name but a few all have an impact on students’ wellbeing. We use the time to highlight the importance of looking after our mental health as well as our physical health. Students are signposted to support available to them both within and outside the school, and given time to reflect on how they stay mentally healthy as well as physically healthy.

Another key area of focus is to ensure students can recognise and reduce risks in their lives and are able to get help in emergency situations. As the majority of our students walk home from school on their own, it is important that they have skills to stay safe on the streets.

E1M is also our time to celebrate the diversity of our school and our local and global community. To ensure that Everyone Matters we celebrate the differences within both our school and our world. We ensure that students are aware of the impact of discrimination and how we as a school community can stand up to prejudice.

Throughout the year we aim to support the curriculum with outside speakers and productions. This year students have heard from a member of the St Giles Trust talking about the impact of gang culture and being aware of the dangers and realties. Students have also seen a production of Chelsea’s choice, which highlights the risks of grooming and the dangers of child sexual exploitation.