3Rs - Roles, Rights and Responsibilities

"3Rs is at the heart of the GTS curriculum"

- Mrs Tanya Tillier

3Rs is a unique curriculum area which is taught as a discreet subject to all years 8-11. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups.  All areas of the 3Rs curriculum are based on the GTS values and all learning is age appropriate. We make sure that all content is mapped to ensure the pupils receive appropriate 3Rs input. 

Our ethos is to develop pupils’ sense of self; sense of responsibility and an understanding of risks and consequences.

The British Government also requires us as a school to include Prevent Training: to teach children of the dangers of radicalisation, extremism, terrorism and exploitation that may happen within all races and religions.   We also have to cover Fundamental British Values: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

3Rs covers personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.

Alongside, we encourage students to think about and consider the school values: resilience; health; opportunity; responsibility; respect and relationships.

Curriculum and some areas your child may study:

Year 8: Laws and why we have them.  My changing body (age appropriate).  Alcohol, smoking and drugs.  Heathy relationships.  Prevent.  Healthy lifestyles.  Options. 

Year 9: Healthy relationships.  Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).  Alcohol and drugs.  Prejudice and racism.  Prevent.  Safety with social media.  Healthy lifestyles.

Year 10: Exploitation – healthy relationships.  SRE.  Prevent.  Mental health.  Eating disorders.  Healthy lifestyles. Work experience.

Year 11: How to handle the year and your exams.  Your future – careers and how to get there.  Careers advice and KS5.  Applications for college or apprenticeships.  How to revise and manage revision.  Heathy lifestyles.

The subject is supported by numerous outside speakers and agencies that offer all our pupils a wealth of opportunities and experiences to enable them to become the best individual they can. 

Some of the visitors this year will include:

The Army
The Magistrates
Day of Difference
Paul Stevens
Rich Cottells
Plymouth University students

Staff Members


Team Leader of 3Rs

Mrs Tanya Tillier

01805 623531 Ext. 328


Mr Matthew Anderson

Ms Sarah Anstee

Mrs Hannah Bryant

Mr Guy Cooke

Ms Fay-Sherree Fisher

Mrs Kristen Mounce

Mr David Rawle

Mr Matthew Rhymer

Mrs Annie Sparrow