Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Our formal PSHE programme is delivered in tutor time each week and is complimented and enriched further through our ECO Days, extensive Careers Education and Guidance as well as through lessons taught in school every day. The programme is underpinned by our values of DRIVE and is aimed at giving all students knowledge and advice to aid them in making informed and suitable choices in their lives ahead. In September 2022, we will be moving to having a specific weekly period for PSHE where topics will be taught in year groups as well as activities through our vertical tutor groups.

 The core DRIVE values are

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law =  Responsibility
  • Individual liberty  = Independence
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs = Value
  • Equality

All tutors deliver the programme to their tutor groups each week. The range of themes covered include, but are not exclusive to, those listed below:

  • Democratic systems - local, national and global
  • Financial self-management and planning
  • Healthy relationships
  • On line safety and safety outside of the home
  • Charitable sector
  • Characteristics of successful young people
  • Employability skills

Partnerships with families

Each half term, the content taught in PSHE lessons is shared with students via SharePoint. This enables parents to discuss the themes with their child and have a better understanding of what we are covering. Where suitable, links are made to websites with rich content to help further engage parents and children with some of the themes.

You can download a termly overview of the PSHE curriculum from the link below:

PSHE Overview 2019-2024

Further external references

  • Further information from the DfE on PSHE in schools is available from here
  • Further information from the PSHE Association can be found here