Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE)
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We follow the PSHE Association: We’ve Got It Covered, Programme of Study. The programme is based on DFE Statuary Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. We have also included aspects of UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) Education for a Connected World, a framework that aims to equip children and young people for digital life. The PSHE programme would help KLS schools to fulfil its statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, prepare and equip them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. The PSHE programme also supports the school’s character development programme. Topics have been carefully selected to meet the needs of KLS students. The KLS PSHE education programme takes into account school policies and DfE guidance documents, including those relating to preventing and tackling bullying (including online bullying) and safeguarding.
The PSHE Spiral and progressive curriculum allows students to revisit topics or themes several times throughout KS3, 4 and 5. The complexity or difficulty of the topic or theme increases with each revisit. Most of the learning has a relationship with old learning and is put in context with the old information. This would allow most of the information to be reinforced and solidified each time students revisit the subject matter or topic. It also allows us to remain up to date with current events. The content is tailored to meet the needs of KLS school such as our personalised approach, for example using an ex-parents trust to deliver on knife crime after his son was killed.
Character education is integrated into all PSHE lessons. Most of the lessons will start with a character theme or virtue and the virtue will be directly linked to the lesson content. Students will be given opportunities in lessons to reflect on virtues. There would be dilemmas that promote or encourage critical thinking, reflection, problem solving and decision making (phronesis).
- Promote outstanding personal development so that students become well-educated and well-rounded young adults
- Promote SMSC development of students and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
- Promote good behaviour and positive character traits e.g. stickability; self-regulation and empathy
- Foster good mental wellbeing in students so that they can fulfil their full potential at school and are well prepared for life
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our students will understand more about how to play a positive and successful role within our society. Our aim is to support students’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, prepare and equip them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Our aim is to provide students with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that they face as they grow up. We aim to provide our students with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Our key aims are:
To promote outstanding personal development so that students become well-educated and well-rounded young adults.
To promote SMSC development of students and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
To promote good behaviour and positive character traits e.g. stickability; self-regulation and empathy.
To foster good mental wellbeing in students so that they can fulfil their full potential at school and are well prepared for life.
Our PSHE programme information:
Further information and guidance:
In line with Government guidance, Relationships and Sex Education materials are available for viewing on request or if you require further information about PSHE, please email Mr Moyo, Learning Area Leader of PSHE and Character Development firstname.lastname@example.org.