CPHSE at Reed's is diverse in subject matter and designed to help pupils lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society. The topics covered encourage them to understand and manage their wider relationships, take responsibility for learning and life choices, as well as promote a sense of well-being and high self-esteem.
A respect and appreciation for the diversity of, and differences between, people and cultures are promoted in lessons relating to Citizenship and Global Citizenship. All year groups cover Drugs Education, as well as RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Lesson content is designed to fulfil the need to address the three overarching themes of Health and Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World and RSE. Pupils are encouraged to work effectively with others and to deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that they may face as they approach adulthood. A variety of speakers and activities are made available to pupils in the various year groups, when appropriate or available. There are also a number of parental presentations and workshops on offer throughout the year.
CPHSE is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils from the First to the Fifth Form (Years 7 to 11). In the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) an extensive and enriching General Studies programme is run where a wide range of speakers are invited to the School to address pupils each week.