Our PSHCE curriculum aims to provide all students with access to well-sequenced, high-quality lessons which are tailored to meets the needs of our diverse community.
The PSHCE curriculum focuses on four key strands:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Sex and relationships
- Wider World including CEIAG (Careers Education, Information and Guidance)
These themes are knowledge rich, engaging and afford students the opportunity to debate in a safe environment, with clear ground rules promoting respect and compassion.
Our intent is to allow students to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes as well as explore complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they might encounter now and in the future.
We encourage our students to be enterprising and support them in making effective transitions, informed decisions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. In addition, we seek to ensure all students have the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life and work as a citizen in modern Britain.
In essence, PSHCE aims to empower our students with the ability to make good choices, report concerns with confidence and lead happy, successful lives.
- PSHCE (Personal, Social, Heath, Citizenship and Economic education) is taught within the umbrella of Personal Development and compliments the wider programme of assemblies, tutor group activities, enrichment opportunities, character education and drop-down events.
- All Astrea schools prioritise PSHCE and ensure parity with other academic subjects by providing dedicated timetabled lessons to allow sufficient time for discussion and reflection.
- At KS3, all students have 1 lesson of PSHCE every week
- At KS4, all students have 1 lesson of PSHCE every week
- PSHCE lessons are delivered using booklets which are regularly reviewed to ensure they are age-appropriate and responsive to emerging trends in school, locally and nationally.
- Student knowledge is regularly assessed and used to inform future planning. Student views are also sought to ensure the PSHCE curriculum reflects their needs and is responsive to challenges they might face.
Please take a look at our PSHCE curriculum: