our mission

  • Provide a safe and supportive learning environment for students
  • Provide academic, social and emotional learning and growth
  • Develop confident young people who can be resilient, responsible and respectful
  • Provide a safe forum to challenge and express opinions about the world around us
  • Provide opportunities to make real decisions about their lives
  • Enable young people to have positive relationships and feel valued by all members of our community
  • Recognise and identify vulnerability and know where to find support


Remember any concerns you have around bullying, racism, homophobia you should speak to your tutor in the first instance and then your Head of studio.

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KS4 PSHE will be delivered during Critique sessions (once a week) and assemblies.
KS5 PSHE will be delivered during tutor times (5 times), assemblies and drop down days.

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Autumn 1: community and democracy

  • What is is to be a community?
  • What is unity?
  • Positive and negative ways to participate in community
  • Collaborative working (online, media, professional environments)
  • Positive ways to communicate (digital platforms, dealing with gossip)
  • Liberty, Equality and Unity
  • Where do you fit in the Elstree Community? What is your place here?


Autumn 1: EUTC Student Forum

Lead by Miss Christy

  • Student Voice
  • Platform for student input to Elstree UTC
  • Elections of Student Representatives (one from each year in the studio)
  • Election of Student Governor (Year 13)
  • Start thinking about your campaign.  How will you be a good voice for your base group?



  • The 3 R’s (Resilience, Respect and Responsibility)

  • Learning resilience

  • Understanding, communicating

  • Being prepared for the learning environment

  • Being prepared for the professional market

  • Resourcefulness

  • Gaining and using knowledge

  • Being a conscientious learner

What is your preferred learning style?  How can you use that in your studies?


SPRING 1: Health and fitness

  • Inter-Studio Sports Day

  • Protecting yourself

  • Safety, security and sex ed

  • Protective behaviours (online, social, and at home)

  • Drugs and Alcohol

  • Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Female Genital Mutilation

  • Healthy Eating

What sports or games could we do here at Elstree?


Spring 2: Relationships

  • Healthy relationships (family, romantic, sexual, professional)

  • How we relate

  • Be Kind Campaign

  • Building positive relationships

  • Indoctrination, radicalisation and extremism

  • Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Positive Mentors and appropriate professional relationships

  • Underage marriage

How do you make positive relationship choices in your life?


Summer 1: Real World skills

  • Building a professional portfolio

  • Work Experience

  • Writing a CV

  • Ambition, Expectation and Self Confidence

  • Self management and time management

  • Reflection for Improvement

  • Networking (using social and professional contacts)

  • Showreel

  • Auditions/ Job Interviews

  • Bank accounts/ Cheque books

  • Self funding/ Self employment

What skills can you add to your CV now? What do you need to work on?



  • Building professional relationships
  • Job interview skills and techniques
  • Managing money and professional development
  • UCAS
  • Travelling
  • Apprenticeships
  • Starting a business
  • Grants (writing applications, seeking assistance, where to find them)
  • Investing in professional equipment and funding

How can you test out what career is right for you? Where do you see your future?