PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.  The National Curriculum states that 'all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education.'

PSHE is a school subject through which pupils develop knowledge, skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE also helps pupils to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. It also helps to prepare children for making responsible decisions about a whole range of subjects, from alcohol and drugs, to succeeding in their first job. PSHE helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

Evidence shows that PSHE has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particuarly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. PSHE develops attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-mangement, teamwork and critical thinking. In PSHE, this learning is grouped into three core themes:

*Health and Wellbeing


*Living in the Wider World


The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our pupils will know more, remember more and understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, both as a child and as an adult in the future. It is our aim to prepare our pupils for life beyond school and give them a good understanding of how to keep physically and emotionally safe both on and off line.

Our aim is to provide pupils with a knowledge of their world; locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this. We aim to provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 

Moreover, our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of CHAMPS and seek leadership opportunities within the school gates and their local community.

Each topic in the scheme incorporates activities to establish the starting point of learners and assess progress. The topics included are:

  • Careers
  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Financial capability and economic wellbeing
  • Keeping safe and managing risk
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Barnardo's Equality Ambassador Training - November 2019