Time to Think (PSCHE)

PSCHE stands for Personal, Social, Citizenship, Health & Economic education. It can be a bit of a mouthful, so at Cumnor House, we call it Time to Think!

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This is a time to implement the vast array of topics covered in the PSCHE syllabus. It is an opportunity for the pupils to discuss and reflect their thoughts, feelings and ideas. It also provides the time for children to learn about relevant health issues and personal development. Examples of topics: Dealing with anxiety, being different, peer pressure, first aid, and mindfulness.

The effects of TTT

  • This is not a formal lesson, therefore children are more relaxed about sharing their feelings and thoughts and important issues that they are faced with daily.
  • Children are beginning to use the skills they are taught to help in pressured situations.
  • There is a greater understanding of the wider world.

ispace-j-pegWe are currently piloting and helping to create a new PSCHE curriculum for 4-13 year olds.


This is being created by Mrs Talman, and you can read more about this programme here.

Pupil comments

We learn about different subjects that you don’t do in lessons and it helps to share your opinion on different things. (Ellie S – Year 7)


I like TTT because it lets you say what you think and express yourself. It has helped me because it gives me confidence when I speak in class. (James B – Year 7)


It’s a good way to learn about other things with different people you don’t usually work with. It has helped me to learn about things that are in the news. (Ella A  – Year 8)

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