PSHE Staff

  • Mrs J Shaw

PSHE Pupose of study

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education helps to keep pupils healthy and safe, supports their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares them for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHE Aims

PSHE education provides opportunities for pupils to develop key skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe and to thrive in life and work. These include resilience, self-regulation, managing peer pressure; empathy, communication and negotiation, team-working, adaptability, risk management and critical thinking. Pupils develop these skills and attributes while learning about subjects such as:

· Change and loss: managing transition, adversity and developing resilience; bereavement, separation and divorce.
· Health: healthy lifestyles; mental and emotional health; drug, alcohol and tobacco education.
· Personal finance: savings, debt and budgeting.
· Risk: financial and careers choices; personal safety; internet safety and violent incidents.
· Sex and relationships: developing and maintaining positive relationships; learning about consent; dealing with negative relationships, which may include bullying and sexual violence.

PSHE Attainment targets

PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, skills and attributes to live healthy, safe, productive and responsible lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports effective transitions, positive career choices and responsible financial management, supports good behaviour, positive mental health and raises attainment.  It also helps schools to perform well in inspections and meet their statutory obligations.

 While PSHE is a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework states that: ‘All schools should make provision for PSHE, drawing on good practice.’


Along with the National Curriculum framework, the DfE also published guidance on PSHE education, which states that the subject is
‘an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education’ and that: ‘Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.’

The above content has been taken from The National Curriculum in England – December 2014

Welcome to PSHEE

PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is delivered to students at all Key Stages through discrete lessons, in addition to specific days within the school year.

Through a range of vibrant and challenging lessons, activities and events, students are given the opportunity to learn new skills, to work with different groups of students, and to equip themselves with the capability to develop personally in a dynamic society.

Why is PSHEE education important to children and young people?

PSHEE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in managing their finances effectively.

PSHEE education also enables children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

How can you use this link?

Basically, the aim is to provide students and parents/carers with the opportunity to develop understanding of this subject by extending learning outside of the learning at school. Use this learning platform to access online discussion forums; to tackle online quizzes; to download resources; to access the most useful external educational links…and much more!