Learning and undertaking activities in PSHE education contribute to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve, confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and act as responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. There are two elements to the PSHE Curriculum; Personal Wellbeing and Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability. Personal wellbeing draws together personal, social and health education, including sex education, the social and emotional aspects of learning, whilst economic wellbeing draws together economic understanding, careers education, enterprise, financial capability and work-related learning.
The PSHE curriculum follows a set of strands that have clearly defined ‘end points’ (what pupils can know and do at the end of a unit or key stage) for each year and the whole curriculum. This means that students encounter the same concepts each year, allowing them to deepen and broaden their understanding as they progress through the school.
The strands are:
Students will not be formally assessed in PSHE but questionnaires and presentations will be used to assess student understanding at the end of each unit of work.
There is no formal homework set for PSHE.
To read more about PSHE topics and the reason it is taught in schools, please use the following website:
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
SRE is lifelong learning about physical, sexual, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care, for family life. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
Our school believes that SRE should be delivered within the following moral framework. Our programme promotes:
• respect and tolerance towards others who may have different backgrounds, cultures, feelings, views and sexuality
• an awareness of the way others feel
• mutual support and co-operation
• honesty and openness
• the acceptance of the responsibility for and the consequences of personal actions
• the right of people to hold their own views within the boundaries of respect for the rights of others
• the right not to be abused by or taken advantage of by other people
• the right to accurate information about sex and relationship issues
You can find out more about the PSHE & SRE curriculum for all year groups in our PSHE Policy 2022-23.