PSHE is Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. The school follows the National Curriculum at KS3 and KS4 for PSHE. The PSHE curriculum aims to place personal development and the acquisition of personal, learning and thinking skills at the heart of the curriculum and reflect the Every Child Matters (ECM) outcomes to enable all students to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
The programmes of study draw together, in a coherent way, personal, social and health education, including sex and relationships education, the social and emotional aspects of learning, careers education, enterprise, financial capability and work-related learning. PSHE education makes a significant contribution to students’ personal development alongside the contribution of all other subjects and curriculum experiences. PSHE education is essential to achieving the curriculum aims and makes an explicit contribution to all seven of the cross curricular dimensions. The cross curricular dimensions include:
  • identity and cultural diversity
  • healthy lifestyles
  • community participation
  • enterprise
  • sustainable futures and the global dimension
  • technology and the media
  • creativity and critical thinking.
They reflect some of the major ideas and challenges that face society and have significance for individuals in the 21st century. These can provide unifying themes to give learning relevance and help young people make sense of the world.

All National Curriculum subjects provide opportunities to promote students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Explicit opportunities to promote students' development in these areas are provided in religious education and the non-statutory framework for personal, social and health education and citizenship. There is a dedicated one hour lesson/week as well as immersion days when students are taken off timetable.