Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE) is a developmental programme of learning through which our pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is embedded in the PSHEE programme for every year group.
As part of a whole-school approach, PSHEE enables pupils to:
– grow and mature into confident young people
– develop the social skills needed to thrive and flourish in today’s society
– understand different points of view and demonstrate empathy
– deal with difficult issues of sex, drugs, alcohol & mental health
– secure a basic grounding in how to manage finances
PSHEE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Central to our PSHEE provision is the promotion of Fundamental British Values (FBV) and the Prevention of Radicalisation and Extremism. PSHEE is not about individual, discrete lessons. It is an education and should therefore be part of an on-going dialogue. We encourage parents to ask their son/daughter about what they have discussed in PSHEE, as these conversations can help them to build their own informed decision and opinions whilst respecting the opinions of others.
Why is PSHEE important?
The PSHEE programme makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. It equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. Central to the programme is the promotion of happiness, wellbeing and resilience.
How is PSHEE delivered?
PSHEE (Academic) is delivered to the Lower School in timetabled lessons and PSHEE (Artemis) is delivered through the Boarding Houses.
What are the Core Themes of PSHEE?
The PSHEE (Academic) programme delivers lessons on
- Physical Health and Relationships (Shell)
- Perspective & Engagement (Remove)
- Global Issues & Awareness and Meaning & Purpose (Hundred)
The Summer Programme explores topics such as county lines and extremism (Shell) and family life and immunisation & vaccination (Remove).
The PSHEE (Artemis) programme gives pupils the opportunity to learn and discuss topics such as wellbeing, appropriate behaviour, mental health, FGM, Families & Respectful Relationships, gender identity & LGBTQIA+ and making informed choices. These talks are delivered and facilitated by both internal and external speakers.