PSHE

Overview

PSHE education can be described as ‘learning to live life well’.

PSHE deals with real life social and economic issues affecting children & young people, their families and communities.

PSHE in school develops the knowledge, understanding and skills young people need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to;

• Promote children and young people’s wellbeing (Wellbeing is defined in the Children Act 2004 as the promotion of physical and mental health; emotional wellbeing; social and economic wellbeing; education, training and recreation; recognition of the contribution made by children to society; and protection from harm and neglect.)
• Achieve the whole curriculum aims
• Promote community cohesion

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, make career choices and understand what influences their decisions including financial ones. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help them to form and maintain good relationships, and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Where appropriate external speakers with particular expertise are engaged to talk to classes.

KEY STAGE 3 & 4

In the secondary curriculum PSHE education is described in the programmes of study for personal wellbeing and for economic wellbeing and financial capability at both key stages 3 and 4. Personal wellbeing draws together personal, social and health education, including sex education and the social and emotional aspects of learning, while economic wellbeing draws together economic understanding, careers education, enterprise, financial capability and work-related learning. The programmes of study support the statutory requirements for careers education and sex education at key stages 3 and 4 and work-related learning at key stage 4.

The curriculum is spiral so every topic is covered in years 7-9 but the lesson content is age-appropriate.

TOPICS COVERED IN KEY STAGE 3 ARE:

• Personal safety
• Careers
• Sex and Relationships Education
• Drugs and Alcohol Education
• Economic Wellbeing
• Health Education
• Anti-bullying Week
• Remembrance Day
• Emotional Health and Well-Being
• Citizenship Black History Month

TOPICS COVERED IN KEY STAGE 4 ARE:

• Personal safety
• Economic Well-Being
• Citizenship
• Sex and relationships Education
• Drugs and Alcohol Education
• Careers
• Remembrance Day
• Black History Month
• Emotional Health and Well-Being
• Study Skills