Personal, social, health and economic education
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.
PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. Teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription.
We use the PSHE education programme to equip our pupils with all the skills, understanding and knowledge that they need to be an active citizen on school, at home and in the community. We use information about the local area, the community and local health issues to identify the content of the school’s PSHE curriculum (see link below)
We aim to use PSHE alongside our other key curriculum drivers: science, PE and Well-being. PSHE also covers drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
Sex and relationship education
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is an important part of PSHE education. The school has an SRE policy (see below)