Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) Department
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives in a range of contexts. Supporting the whole school through discrete lessons and schemes of work, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
The subject is based on three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World. There is broad overlap and flexibility across these themes.
Teaching Aims and Objectives
The PSHE Department aims to engage and inspire students to be passionate about the world in which they live and inquisitive about their place within it.
Students learn to be effective problem-solvers and risk-managers in the context of sex and relationships, alcohol and drug use, financial risk-management and future career aspirations. Students are encouraged to question, think, reflect, not pre-judge and be confident in their opinions but not be afraid to have their opinion challenged by others.
Students will cover topics as wide ranging as online safety, child sexual exploitation (grooming and coercion, online risks), Female Genital Mutilation, extremism, domestic and relationship abuse, body image in order to make sure they are aware of the consequences of risky behaviour and know what to do if they become involved in any risky behaviours
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