Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is a subject which focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children and young people healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work. PSHE education is defined by the schools inspectorate, Ofsted, as a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities.
As of September 2020, teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and health education has become mandatory. This is something that we started teaching last year, in preparation, and have developed robust and wide-ranging curriculum for all school years.
The hope is that with an all embracing PSHE curriculum which is aimed at our students' needs, it will equip our young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.
PSHE lessons are done in a supportive, non-confrontational and safe setting with students setting their own ground rules at the start of each topic. Lessons are a mixture of discussion; both teacher and student led, reflective paper, power point and internet research.