Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) provides a vital foundation for the personal development of young people in preparing them for adult life and aims to equip young people with the skills and attitudes needed to react positively to the pressures of modern life.
At Heart of England School, PSHEE is taught once a week during Achievement Tutor Time and is also taught within many subjects as part of PSHEE across the curriculum. Some aspects of PSHEE are also taught by trained, outside professionals. The input of all outside speakers is carefully vetted in advance in order to ensure that their style of delivery and content are appropriate.
PSHEE should help pupils to lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and as members of society. The key objectives of PSHEE are to teach students how:
The emotional and moral dimensions of a sexual relationship will be taught within the framework of PSHEE in relation to the PSHEE objectives listed above.
Government guidance recommends that Sex and Relationship Education should ensure that young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood, through adolescence into adulthood.
Effective Sex and Relationship Education is essential if young people are to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their life. We therefore teach young people to understand human sexuality and to respect themselves and others. SRE enables young people to resist pressure from other people, build up their confidence and develop self-esteem.
As well as being a GCSE option for KS4 students, Citizenship is an integral part of PSHEE and the curriculum as a whole. Citizenship requires students to become informed citizens, having a knowledge of: