PSHE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. The government stipulates that it is an important and necessary part of all students’ education. All schools should teach PSHE This broad remit is covered by three topic areas:
- Health and wellbeing
- Living in the wider world
- how to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts
- how to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
- how to deal with risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying
- about managing loss including bereavement, separation and divorce
- to respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
- how to identify and access appropriate advice and support.
Health and wellbeing:
- how to manage transition
- how to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing
- how to assess and manage risks to health and to stay, and keep others, safe
- how to identify and access help, advice and support
Living in the wider world:
- about rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy
- how to make informed choices
- how to develop team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
- about the economic and business environment
- how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers.
This is learning for life
PSHE education helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.
PSHE education teaches students to stay safe and healthy, as well as building self-esteem, resilience and empathy. It can contribute to the life chances of all students.
The teaching of these strands is tailored to the year group. In addition to these fortnightly lessons, students will have visiting speakers to deliver key information about sex and relationships and drugs awareness. Parents and carers will be informed of these sessions as well as being invited to attend an evening presentation of the session.