Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Why do we study PSHE at Christ’s College?
PSHE equips all students with key skills and knowledge that will support them throughout their lives. Students will develop age appropriate understanding relating to three key areas: healthy relationships, health and wellbeing and living in the wider world. The curriculum has been developed following parental consultation and in line with the Relationships, Sex and Health Education government statutory guidance (2020) and the PSHE Association.

The curriculum will support the safeguarding of students. They will explore issues including sexual consent, domestic violence and abuse, and mental health to ensure they can safeguard themselves and protect their emotional wellbeing. Key themes are also embedded throughout the year to provide opportunities to reflect on contemporary issues that our students may face including county lines, radicalisation, and knife crime.

PSHE has been carefully sequenced to provide students with the opportunity to explore their wider world, such as British values, the parliamentary and legal system, healthy lifestyles, keeping safe, both in the community and online, and finances. The curriculum is designed to allow students to be reflective about the impact of decision making. The curriculum is also intended to allow students to understand their responsibility as a citizen in the United Kingdom at local and national level.

The PSHE provision aims to:

  • Develop student’s confidence in sharing their own considered thoughts and opinions with sensitivity and respect
  • Develop skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy and safe
  • Develop an attitude of a responsible and considerate global citizen
  • To build positive, respectful relationships with other people
  • To equip students with the skills to support them during life’s challenges

 

Subject Staff
Primary PSHE Lead: Mrs L O’Brien
Secondary PSHE Lead: Mr M Thompson (VP – Quality of Education)
PSHE is delivered by form tutors in the Secondary Years.

 

Curriculum Overview
Year 1 to Year 11