National Agenda

PSHE has also a vital role to play in ensuring that our core value of ‘No student will underachieve’ is a reality for all of our students.

As PSHE is not assessed through formal national qualifications, it offers real opportunities to make learning essentially what it should always be about – being fun, engaging, stimulating and challenging.


PSHE, Citizenship and Careers are mainly taught through weekly timetabled lesson. Leadership of PSHE and Careers is overseen by the Assistant Head Curriculum and planned and prepared with the support of all teaching staff. Where necessary we ask for specialist support e.g. Careers advisor, school nurse, counsellor.

Mental health and emotional well-being run through all the core themes. The curriculum builds students’ resilience and supports our strategy to foster core British values. The PSHE curriculum also plays a vital role in keeping students safe.

We believe that the knowledge, skills, understanding and attributes associated with PSHE are developed most effectively when threaded across the whole curriculum. As a result lessons in all subjects are designed to help develop self-confidence and self-esteem and encourage the development of positive relationships.

The emphasis of the PSHE curriculum is on developing learning over time, revisiting themes in an age-appropriate manner, building on prior knowledge and understanding and further developing skills.

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