Humanities and Languages


Humanities & Languages Faculty

Ms. L Gallagher

What is PSHE?

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and of social and economic communities.

Why is PSHE education provision important to schools?​

PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to:

  • Promote children and young people’s wellbeing (Wellbeing is defined in the *Children Act 2004. See outline below)

  • Achieve the whole curriculum aims

  • Promote community cohesion

Why is PSHE education important to children and young people?

PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.

PSHE education encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in managing their finances effectively.
It also enables children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.



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