What is PSHE?

PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. This subject supports your child in developing their knowledge, skills and characteristics they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

Staff Team

Name Position
Ashlee Copeland Assistant Vice Principal
Victoria Trim Teacher
Francis Domingo Teacher

Curriculum Aims

Through the curriculum, we want students to -

  • Develop resilience and risk management skills

  • Develop communication and negotiation skills, risk management and support-seeking skills

  • Develop confidence and agency

  • Develop confidence, self-worth, adaptability and decision making skills

  • Develop motivation, organisation, leadership and presentation skills

  • Learn to empathise with people who are different, as well as those who are similar, thereby celebrating diversity, exploring common ground and challenging bias and prejudice

Core Content

What do we want students to know/be able to do?

  • To be able to make informed decisions about their own wellbeing, health and relationships.
  • To build their self-efficacy.
  • To develop resilience and know when to ask for help and to know where they can access support
  • Have a clear understanding of what the law does and does not allow and the wider implications of decisions they make

The Key Stage 3 & 4 curriculum is focused around three core themes, Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships.  Under the three core themes a range of topics are covered. The PSHE Curriculum is responsive and adaptive to local and national issues/challenges, keeping students informed and aware equipping them with the ability to make informed choices and opinions.

At Key Stage 3 students build on knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed throughout their time at primary school.  PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience throughout adolescence supporting them to navigate diverse relationships, their lives online and develop their ability to make safe and informed choices.

At Key Stage 4 students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills and further explore attitudes and values acquired throughout Key Stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact and supports students that are moving towards independent adult life.

Useful links for parents

Net Aware is produced by O2 and NSPCC. This link will take you to a guide on the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use. It is very simple to use and will help you stay up to date with your child’s online world -

We know parenting isn’t always easy. It can feel especially hard if your child's mood and behaviour seem different and you're not sure why, or what you can do to help. But you are not alone. Young minds have lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child -

Welcome to the 'Thinkuknow' website- Through this link you will be able to explore websites for advice about keeping your child safe when they are using a phone, tablet or computer -

Useful links for students

Talk to Frank website is where you can find everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law. Talk to frank offer facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol. If you are worried about a friend contact Frank today -

Here you can access Childline for free. It is free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything you want to. You can get help, advice and support 24hrs a day -