Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (PSHE) endeavours to help students to lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society. Through work in lessons and a range of activities across and beyond the curriculum, students gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they may face as they approach adulthood. PSHE gives students opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing. It helps them to understand and manage responsibly a wider range of relationships as they mature and to show respect for the diversity of and differences between people. It also develops students’ well-being and self-esteem encouraging belief in their ability to succeed and enabling them to take responsibility for their learning and future choice of courses and career. PSHE promotes British Values and encourages St Clement’s High School’s core values of P.R.I.D.E
Aims of PSHE
- To enable all students to develop as fully as possible their interests, abilities and aptitudes.
- To allow students to develop lively, enquiring minds so that they can be capable of independent thought and formulate their own opinions.
- To experience and encourage an enjoyment of learning so that they may be encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities later in life.
- To develop programmes of study and experiences which will enhance student’s self respect and confidence and encourage them to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.
- To provide students with the necessary skills to respond effectively to social, economic and political changes as well as changing patterns of work.
- To develop social skills that are necessary to work successfully with other people both inside and outside of the school environment.
- To equip students for their adult roles in society and help them to understand the responsibilities of being parents, citizens and consumers.
- To promote interests and skills that will continue to give personal satisfaction in the use of leisure time.
- To establish partnerships between the school and the community it serves and help to develop an understanding of the wider community and the ways in which individuals and school relate.
- To develop a curriculum which enhances student’s knowledge and experience and allows them to learn about themselves and the society in which they live, through a variety of social, moral and political issues.
- To provide students with the experience of school as a caring, supportive community where life is enjoyable and there is equal provision of opportunity, regardless of gender, race, culture or ability. To enable students to make informed choices when considering the development of a healthy and safer lifestyle.
- To give students the confidence to discuss difficult issues by encouraging non-judgmental participation by students and staff. To provide students with high quality Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education.
The context of the PSHE Curriculum
PSHE cannot be confined to a specific timetabled time and the schools core values are discussed and promoted whenever the opportunity arises.
At St Clement’s High School PSHE is delivered within a whole school approach, but also includes the following specific allocated time:
- PSHE lessons
- PSHE sessions in form time
- PSHE focused super learning days
- PSHE Assemblies
- Police talks