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 various forms of extremist views as well as 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 ensure safety and protection from unwanted outside influences
- 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 and respond in the appropriate way, taking examples from the variety of views that exist in the world
- 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 enter into 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.
During a two-week cycle, each of our PSHE groups in Years 7 - 10 receives a presentation on a particular topic. Students in each group then have the opportunity to vote on their position regarding the topic. Every fortnight we will publish the results of the vote on this site so that our community can see the topic and have an insight into how our students voted.
Towards the end of Year 10 and into Year 11, our students receive information on finance, interview technique skills and post 16 options during these fortnightly sessions.
In addition to these fortnightly lessons, students have visiting speakers who deliver key information to them about sex and relationships, online safety, and drugs awareness. Parents and carers are informed of these sessions. Guest speakers from Souster Youth also deliver lessons on prejudice (Year 7), digital technology (Year 8), healthy relationships (Years 9 and 10) and managing stress (Year 11).