Personal, Social and Health and Economic education (PSHE) is all about supporting young people to have happy, healthy personal lives, both now and at the future. PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
We work with external organisations to support curriculum provision and signpost local sources of help and advice. We follow the National Curriculum and at Key Stage 3, PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people are experiencing, including the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Pupils are encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. PSHE education allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.
The PSHE curriculum aims to balance the need to be proactive in addressing key issues around health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world, as well as providing space to be reactive to the needs and concerns of our cohort of young people.
To learn more about the Key Stage 3 Curriculum for PHSE & RSE, including learning journeys, please click here