The aim of the PSHE programme is to raise pupil achievement by promoting their personal and social development. It helps to prepare young people to lead confident, healthy, safe and independent lives. It can help young people to explore their own and other people's attitudes and to develop skills such as assertiveness, communication, risk assessment and problem-solving.
The PSHE programme includes:
- emotional health and wellbeing, sex and relationship education
- drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- nutrition and healthy lifestyles
- personal safety.
For example, education about drugs, alcohol and tobacco is crucial. The PSHE programme can increase your knowledge and understanding about drugs, alcohol and tobacco and the effects they produce, and help you make safe and informed decisions.
PSHE also includes help and advice about careers. The PSHE department works with the Careers department to support the work experience programme. You will write your CV, learn telephone and interview skills, use the KUDOS package, and, of course, plan your work experience.
How is PSHE taught:
PSHE will be delivered through Departments and Year Teams in modules. There are also a large number of outside speakers who will come in and deliver on the special PSHE days.
PSHE is assessed each half-term.