PSHE  (Personal, social, health and economic education)

PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education)

PSHE education in our academy is a school subject taught through character lessons, Tutor Time and PSHE days. It is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes that students need to keep healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHE at our academy is intended to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for students.

Our PSHE programme aims to develop skills and attributes such as leadership, organisation, initiative, communication, resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamwork and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes;

  • health and wellbeing
  • relationships
  • living in the wider world.

As an academy, in partnership with parents, we have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is the school subject that deals with real-life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It’s concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers. PSHE education helps all children and young people — no matter what their social background or previous academic achievement — to achieve their fullest potential.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 10 have a 1-hour session per fortnight, and Year 9 students have a 50min session once per week.

Many topics covered in PSHE are statutory, meaning they are a legal requirement. Sex and Relationship Education is included in this, which covers topics such as friendship, healthy and unhealthy relationships and progresses to contraception and learning about sexually transmitted infections from Year 9. Although there will be discussion around any questions that your child has, or further exploration of topics if there is a need within the year group. Some of these topics are covered by the NHS team on our PSHE days.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Mrs K Bailey on kbailey@cas.coop.

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