PSHCE education provides a framework though which such key skills, attributes and knowledge can be developed and applied to some of the most pressing issues facing young people today: from mental health to understanding the importance of staying safe online, healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate a potentially volatile labour market. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic attainment and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
The following three aspects of the National Curriculum are often taught together owing to their curricular links with one another and the ways in which they overlap:
- RSE – Relationships and Sex Education
- PSHCE – Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education
- SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
PSHCE stands for Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic education. Most government guidance refers to PSHE. The school’s model includes citizenship (which includes promoting, knowing and upholding what the government defines as British Values) as there is a duty on schools since the 2011 Prevent Strategy to promote British Values, which are:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those from Different Faiths
Our PSHCE Lead is Richard Russell – Faculty Leader for Sport & Wellbeing.