PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

Personal,  Social,  Health  and  Economic  Education  is  an  essential  aspect  of  every  child’s  education.


It is hoped that the PSHE programme will contribute to the development of students who are:

1.  Successful learners who enjoy learning; make progress and achieve

2.  Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives

3.  Responsible global citizens who make a positive contribution to society

4.  Independent and able to make informed choices both now and in the future

In  addition  to  these  objectives,  we  strive  to  develop  a  PSHE  programme  which  meets  the  needs  of  our students,  is  age appropriate, with progressive curriculum content. We seek to include students in the development of the programme by seeking regular feedback.  The core values of the school are incorporated into the programme.  The  personal development  of  our  students  is  a  constant  consideration  and  is  evident  in  the  collaborative  learning  opportunities provided within the PSHE programme which warrant the use of different skill sets, through the Extra-Curricular life of the school and  through  the  reporting  of  student  involvement  in wider  aspects  of  school  life.  Our reward scheme for Key Stages 3 and 4 is centred on the BSJ Learner Profile and is also a means to recognize the personal achievements of students beyond academic performance.

The following themes are included in the Key Stage 3 programme:

• Drug Education

• SRE Education (Sex and Relationships Education). Parents are notified in advance of this topic.

• Study Skills

• Healthy lifestyles and risks

• Diversity

• Economic wellbeing

• Careers and work related learning