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Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE)

Personal, Social health and Economic Education is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and of social and economic communities.

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, make career choices and understand what influences their decisions including financial ones. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help them to form and maintain good relationships, and better enjoy and manage their lives.

Where appropriate external speakers with particular expertise are engaged to talk to classes.

Key Stage 3

This subject is delivered across the curriculum and within timetable.  Year 7 has one discrete lesson of 1 hour per week.  These lessons are delivered by a team of teachers from a range of areas in school.  The curriculum is spiral so every topic is covered in years 7 but the lesson content is age-appropriate.

The list of topics covered in KS3 can be found here

Key Stage 4

This subject is delivered across the curriculum and on enrichment days. These lessons are delivered by a team of teachers from a range of areas in the school and a variety of outside speakers.

This list of topics covered in KS4 can be found here

Tutor Period

In addition to the PSHCEE lessons, all students have 30 minutes of Tutor Period each afternoon. Assembly times are also incorporated regularly. The PSHCEE elements of the Tutor Period are focused on a weekly theme, current affairs and discussion of other issues set by their director of studies.

Please note that some aspects of PSHCEE are included in the cross curricular sections of most departments' schemes of work. This is especially the case for Citizenship elements.