Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
|PSHE Department Staff|
|PSHE Coordinator:||Mrs Austin|
PSHE. at Rooks Heath
Personal, Social, and Health education incorporates Economic awareness and Careers education and Citizenship education. Students receive 2 hours of PSHE teaching per fortnight coordinated and/or delivered by a specialist subject teacher.
PSHE is a non-statutory subject but nevertheless makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to
- Promote children and young people’s wellbeing (Wellbeing is defined in the Children Act 2004 as the promotion of physical and mental health; emotional wellbeing; social and economic wellbeing; education, training and recreation; recognition of the contribution made by children to society; and protection from harm and neglect.)
- Achieve the whole curriculum aims
- Promote community cohesion
PSHE equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. PSHE encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in managing their finances effectively. It also enables children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
In the secondary curriculum PSHE is described in the programmes of study for personal wellbeing and for economic wellbeing and financial capability at both Key Stages 3 and 4. Personal wellbeing draws together personal, social and health education, including sex education and the social and emotional aspects of learning, while economic wellbeing draws together economic understanding, careers education, enterprise, financial capability and work-related learning. The programmes of study support the statutory requirements for careers education and sex education at Key Stages 3 and 4 and work-related learning at Key Stage 4.
From September 2013 PSHE will be delivered to Years 9-11 through focused curriculum mornings. Years 7-8 will continue to receive PSHE lessons.