Flourishing nowand in the future
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education
“By supporting mental health, physical health, safeguarding and healthy relationships, PSHE education removes numerous barriers to learning, clearing the way for pupils to succeed in their academic studies while gaining invaluable knowledge and skills for life.”
– Jonathan Baggaley, PSHE Association Chief Executive
We intend for learners to acquire knowledge and skills that will help them to flourish both now and in the future.
Our PSHE curriculum includes the teaching of age-appropriate Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) as well as many varied topics that will help them keep healthy and safe, make good choices and lead active and happy lives.
Our curriculum is rooted in our values. PSHE brings our five values to life in the following ways:
- Community: learners develop healthy and safe relationships and know who to ask for help both in and out of school
- Kindness: learners are taught to be kind and compassionate to themselves and others
- Learning for life: learners prepare for adulthood by developing life skills, exploring their identity, career paths and friendships, and talking about sex
- Innovation: learners develop their understanding of the world and prepare for new experiences as they grow up
- Inclusion: learners are encouraged to show empathy, tolerance and respect to all
We implement our PSHE curriculum in a planned and sequenced way.
This ensures we cover the many varied topics in ways that meet the different ages, needs and abilities of learners. Take a look at our PSHE curriculum map to find out more.
As they progress through the map, learners develop vital life skills, gain insights into who they are and how they relate to others, understand how to manage their emotions and wellbeing, and maintain resilience.
We measure the impact of our PSHE curriculum in many ways, including:
- How much learners enjoy and engage with the learning
- How confident they are applying the skills in their lives
- How well they understand and manage their emotions, wellbeing and relationships
- How well they appreciate difference, diversity and British Values
- How prepared learners are for their next steps into further education and employment
- How confident and resilient they are