Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education is a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals, as members of families, and as social and economic communities. Effective PSHE education is intended to help equip them with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly. In addition, the learning provided through a comprehensive PSHE provision is an essential to safeguarding pupils.
PSHE is timetabled on a twice half-termly basis, supported with form time sessions and some aspects are covered cross-curricular through other subjects .Students are taught in their form rooms by their form tutor. This enables students and staff to develop supportive relationships with each other which is key to the delivery of outstanding PSHE lessons. Ground rules are established at the beginning of each year in order to provide a safe and supportive environment in which sensitive issues can be delivered and discussed. Lessons have an active learning approach and can include discussions, debates, role plays and presentations.
The Department for Education introduced compulsory Relationships Education for primary pupils and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. It also became compulsory for all schools to teach Health Education from September 2020. Please see the RSE Roadmap document below that details the spiral curriculum pathway, ensuring that students will only receive lessons that are appropriate for their age and maturity level as guided by the DfE and the PSHE Association, of which the school is a member. For more information please follow the link below.
Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education.
The PSHE scheme of work is spiral in nature and builds on previous learning. The core themes that are covered across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 are:
The scheme of work is not fixed, it's a constantly evolving document which takes into consideration the ever-changing world that our students inhabit. Parents and carers are encouraged to contact the PSHE lead in school, Claire Gleeson, if they wish to discuss any aspects of the scheme of work.
The scheme of work is supported and enriched by working in partnership with our employer partners, Department for Work and Pensions, White Ribbon UK, our local PCSO, our School Nurse Service, Wolverhampton Enterprise Business Partnership, University of Wolverhampton to support our PSHE sessions.