The Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) Department coordinates and supports the development of personal, health and citizenship education for Years 7 to 13. By supporting the emotional and social development of our pupils we aim to build their self-esteem. This enables them to participate confidently in lessons and activities, promote their emotional health and well-being and equips them with the knowledge and skills to manage their feelings, as well as make healthy positive decisions.
PSHEE is delivered through a combination of timetabled PSHEE lessons, as well as additional integrated sessions within other subjects and in tutorial time.
In Years 7 and 8, PSHEE explores pupils’ rights as well as their responsibilities towards others, and in Years 9 and 10, pupils explore the nature of relationships, the law as it affects young people, as well as social and health issues such as sexual health, drugs and alcohol education.
In Year 11, there are additional PSHEE provisions within the Study Skills programme where issues including drug education and sexual health are revisited.
In the Sixth Form, pupils benefit from a range of specialist guest speakers who provide talks on age appropriate topics.
The PSHEE curriculum follows national guidelines for Key Stages 3 and 4 and covers personal and economic well-being and financial capability.
PSHEE makes a significant contribution to pupils’ personal development alongside the contribution of all other subjects and curriculum experiences.