Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Curriculum Intent Statement
The primary purpose of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education , is to ensure that students are given the correct support and wider education necessary to become a functioning member of society, including their Personal, Social, Health education as well as an understanding of their place and role in society.
The vision of the PSHEE programme is provide students with education in five key themes:
- Health and Wellbeing: How to care for our own health and the way we interact with other people.
- Living in the Wider World: How we respond to the changing world in a political and social dimension.
- Relationships and Sex Education: How we see and build relationships and how we respond to sex and sexuality.
- Study Skills: How we engage with our learning and how we make the most of our time in school.
- Citizenship: Responding to matters that relate to being part of the UK and wider community.
PSHEE is provided to students in two ways:
- PSHEE sessions
These are fortnightly through which students receive Key Themes 1-4. Students spend four sessions on each theme, each session dealing with a different aspect of that theme. As students progress through the school, those aspects deal with more sensitive and appropriate issues. See the PSHEE programme overview. Resources are provided by the PSHEE coordinator and external speakers are organised as part of that programme.
- Citizenship Lessons
These take place once a week during period 6. Students are asked to reengage with and respond to different issues and topics that come up through the year including current affairs, national observances and what it means to be part of the UK. Tutors receive a Citizenship tasks each week form the PDW coordinator.
PSHEE Programme Overview