PSHEE education can be described as 'learning to live life well'. PSHEE deals with real life social and economic issues affecting young people, their families and communities. It aims to support young people to make safe and informed choices about their lifestyles, their health, careers and their finances both now and as they prepare for the responsibilities of adulthood.
The subject has 2 main themes:
- Personal Wellbeing - this comprises personal, social and health education, including sex education and the social and emotional aspects of learning.
- Economic & Financial Wellbeing - this comprises economic understanding, careers education and enterprise.
PSHEE also makes a major contribution to students’ Mental Health, to ensure they fully understand their emotions and how to deal with difficult situations that they may have now and in the future.
A planned programme of weekly PSHEE lessons is delivered to years 7, 8, 9. All staff are committed to supporting and enhancing the personal development of our students. In PSHEE teachers create an environment where students feel safe to explore and reflect on personal issues. Lessons are active and participatory, much of our work is discussion based.
In years 10 and 11 PSHEE takes the form of Drop Down Days (year 10 have 5 and year 11 have 2). These days consist of a variety of topics including; Sex and Relationship Education, Mental Health, Exam preparation, Safety (First aid and E-Safety) and future careers. The Drop Down Days are to support the students development and ensure they make the correct decisions for now and in the future.