Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work.
At key stage 3, students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. Our PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media.
At key stage 4, students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during key stage 3. Our PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.
PSHE education is delivered through dedicated timetabled lessons in Years 7 and 8 and alongside the PRE curriculum in Years 9, 10 and 11. PSHE education is also delivered via tutorial time and assemblies.
Our aim is to ensure that every student leaves with:
- the character and values to become a responsible, caring citizen who is supportive of all others in the community.
- the knowledge of how to build, create and sustain meaningful relationships that lead to social fulfilment.
- the ability to pursue further study or employment in a way that is informed and leads to professional success.
- the understanding of how to live in a healthy way that promotes safety and happiness.
Year 7 – PSHE
Health and Wellbeing
Staying Healthy, Healthy Eating
Being Resilient, Self-Esteem
Class A,B & C Drugs
Living in the Wider World
Bullying, Peer Pressure
Online Safety & Cyberbullying
Social Media – Safe & Private
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
Puberty & Emotional Changes
Introduction to Consent
Being Safe Online