PSHE…what is it?
Personal, Social, Health and Economic education aims to help children navigate life now and in the future.
Statutory Relationship & Sex Education is taught within our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (Skills for Life) curriculum. The learning builds on, and enhances, dedicated learning delivered through our assembly programme, our Form Time activities programme and within the majority of curriculum subjects. Skills for Life is delivered during a series of ‘drop down days’, where usual school learning is suspended, in order for rich and deep learning to take place. During the drop down days, students have opportunity to consider and discuss complex and sometimes controversial issues. Topics include sexual harassment, consent, substance use, money management, positive and negative relationships, suicide, sexual and criminal exploitation, immigration, pornography, British values and so on. Students also hear from expert guest speakers and participate in activities that promote being safe, happy, mentally and physically healthy and productive members of society.
Through our programme of learning, we also aim to advance:
- Diversity and inclusivity.
- Togetherness and community.
- Acceptance and tolerance.
- Informed decision-making.