RESPECT days at Norham

We have three RESPECT days through the academic year at Norham High School.

On these days the timetable is collapsed and pupils engage in activities and lessons that are based on the PHSE programme of study.

Each respect day takes one of the follow themes:


  • Health and wellbeing (autumn term)

  • Relationships (spring term)

  • Living in the wider  (summer term)

PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lifestyles. It encourages pupils to be enterprising, supports pupils in making effective transitions, positive learning outcomes and career choices and to achieve economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.  

PSHE education contributes to their personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.