Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship & Economic Education
PSHCEE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship & Economic) education aims to develop in students the knowledge and skills required to keep safe and healthy and to prepare for life and work in modern Britain. It helps students to understand and successfully cope with some of the most important issues to face young people today, including mental health, staying safe online, healthy and safe
relationships, challenging extreme views and developing the skills and attributes required to negotiate the labour market.
Our PSHCEE curriculum covers three core themes – Health & Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. Statutory RSE
(Relationships & Sex Education) content is delivered through the theme of relationships. British Values are promoted throughout, the key areas being democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and those without faith.
At Key Stage 3, PSHCEE addresses the changes that young people experience, starting with the transition to secondary school and the challenges of adolescence and increasing independence. Students learn to understand and manage diverse relationships, their lives online and the influence of peers and the media.
At Key Stage 4, students deepen their knowledge and understanding of the three core themes. Our KS4 PSHCEE curriculum reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life and taking on greater responsibility.
PSHCEE is taught by form tutors in a fortnightly timetabled lesson of one hour to all year groups. In addition to the content shown on the next page, there is additional delivery of PSHCEE in one form time per week. In Week A, we have a PSHCEE form time focus, which looks at an area of PSHCEE with particular relevance locally, nationally or globally. Examples from the Autumn Term 2021 include The Paralympics & Protected Characteristics, the Afghanistan Crisis & Refugees, Peer-on-peer Abuse and Anti-Bullying Week.