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Established in 1641

Personal and Social Education


At Dunoon Grammar School, PSE is taught by the Heads of House:

  • Benmore – Mrs L. O’Neill
  • Cowal – Miss J. Mcvicar
  • Hafton- Mr A. Strathdee
  • Milton – Mrs J. Shearer

Vision Statement

“Through hard work and strong teamwork we will nurture, encourage and support our young people to be the best that they can be.” – DGS Support Department Vision Statement

In Personal and Social Education, we support our young people to:

  • meet challenges, manage change and build relationships
  • experience personal achievement and build resilience and confidence
  • understand and develop physical and mental wellbeing and social skills
  • understand that adults in our school community have a responsibility to look after our pupils, listen to concerns and involve others where necessary
  • learn about where to find help and resources to inform choices
  • assess and manage risk and understand the impact of risk-taking behaviour
  • reflect on strengths and skills to make informed choices when planning next steps
  • acknowledge diversity and understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination.

Our PSE course covers seven main areas: Digital Safety, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Planning for Choices and Change, Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood, Social Wellbeing, and Substance Misuse. More details and some useful links are provided on the menu bar on the left.