(PSHE) Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

This is delivered on four Personal Development days throughout the year.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has in various forms been part of the national curriculum for schools in England since 2000. PSHE is defined by Ofsted as a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. The goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.On these days the normal timetable will be suspended and each year group will participate in workshops and activities, some of which will be run by outside agencies and professionals in this field. This will enable the students to explore these issues in more depth.

Subject Leader – Mr J Sidhu – BSc Hons


Year GroupTopic & Information
71.(Consumer rights) Exploring different kinds of rights and obligations and how these affect both individuals and communities.
2.(Managing Emotions) Strategies and information about how to deal with human emotions.
3.(Human rights & Legal Rights) Investigating ways in which rights can compete and conflict, and understanding that hard decisions have to be made to try to balance these.
4.(Rights and Responsibilities) Rights and responsibilities at school and the responsibilities of the government, armed forces, police, fire department, etc. Understanding that individuals, organisations and governments have responsibilities to ensure that people are supported and protected.
5.(Freedom of speech) The role of the media in informing and influencing public opinion and holding those in power to account.
6.(Emotions for Learning) How to best prepare and be emotionally stable to ensure learning in school.
1.(Bank accounts and savings) Risk and reward, and how money can make money through savings, investment and trade.
2.(Budgeting) How businesses and people use finance.
3.(Loans and mortgages) What are loans and mortgages. Social and moral dilemmas about the use of money. Student loans for higher education.
4.(Debt) Understanding the need to manage debt in the context of financial and career choices.
5.(Fraud) How to minimise fraud and what to do if it happens.
6.(Taxes) Understanding the functions and uses of tax.
1.(Diversity & prejudice) The power of prejudice and the need to take the initiative in challenging this and other offensive behaviours and in giving support to victims of abuse. Exploring the diverse national, regional, ethnic and religious cultures, groups and communities in the UK and the connections between them.
2.(Hate Crimes) Exploring Hate Crimes and measures taken to tackle them.
3.(Community) Exploring community cohesion and the different forces that bring about change in communities over time. Appreciating that identities are complex, can change over time and are informed by different understandings of what it means to be a citizen in the UK.
4.(Migration) Migration to, from and within the UK and the reasons for this.
5.(Genocide and atrocities) Exploring genocide, racial and religious intolerance across the world.
6.(European Union and Brexit) The UK’s relations with the European Union, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the world as a global community.
1.(What is your identity). Understanding that identity is affected by a range of factors, age, sex, culture,residence, ethnicity, place of birth, school, etc
2.(Building positive Self Esteem)

Recognising that the way in which personal qualities, attitudes, skills and achievements build your self-esteem.
3.(Bullying – how it affects your self esteem) How bullying and other

negative connotations can impact on your self-esteem. Understanding that self-esteem can change with personal circumstances, such as those associated with family and friendships, achievement and employment.
4.(Domestic abuse) Understanding that abuse can lower self-esteem and how and where to get help in difficult situations.
5.(Body image) How the media portrays young people, body image and health issues.
6.(Mental health) The characteristics of emotional and mental health, and the causes, symptoms and treatments of some mental and emotional health disorders.
1.(SRE – Gender, sexuality and Risks of sexual relationships)
2.(Drugs and Relationships: Advice and support about relationships) Where to get advice and support.
3.(Contraception) Types of contraception.
4.(STI’s) Sexually Transmitted Infections.
5.(Peer pressure) Dealing with peer pressure and making the right choices.