Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)
Head of Department: Mrs L Durrant
Pupils have a single period of PSHE each fortnight. We explore a wide range of topics across the five years which fall under three categories:
- Health and well-being
- Living in the wider world (economic wellbeing, careers, and the world of work)
British Values of respect, tolerance and democracy are reinforced throughout all of these areas of study.
Elements of Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) are delivered to pupils in all year groups through PSHE lessons. If you would like to see greater detail about the topics covered please do refer to the RSHE page of our website and our RSHE policy for a detailed overview.
At times during the year additional PSHE content may be delivered to pupils through one-off sessions and drop-down days. Information about these will be shared with parents in advance.
As with the delivery of RSHE education, we see PSHE as a partnership between home and school, providing the opportunity for all pupils to learn about important topics in safe environments and support their journey to becoming health, happy and secure adults. Please do ask your pupil/s about the topics that they have been learning about and continue discussions at home. We will offer support to parents and carers to extend their knowledge such as our annual online safety training.
Assembly and tutor time themes
Pupils will have a weekly assembly delivered by their Head of Year or other member of specialist staff which ties in closely with the PSHE curriculum and covers important content to all pupils. This is in addition to content delivered by form tutors during tutor time. Themes will link to current PSHE content, issues which arise throughout the academic year, and national and international events such as anti-bullying week and Remembrance Day.