PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have a vital impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils.
At Wilby Primary School, our PSHE lessons sit alongside our ReflectED lessons which when taught together we believe will provide our children with the skills and understanding that they need to negotiate life successfully.
The topics that we cover in PSHE are as follows (click on each heading to see details of coverage and the skills progression within each topic and also how and when areas of PSHE which are not taught as discrete topics are taught elsewhere in the curriculum):
- Drug, alcohol and tobacco education
- Careers, Financial capability and economic well-being
- Identity, society and equality
- Keeping safe and managing risk
- Mental health and emotional well-being
- Physical health and well-being
- Sex and Relationship Education
Schools, in partnership with parents, have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is the school subject that deals with real life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It’s concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers. PSHE education helps all children and young people — the highest achievers as well as the vulnerable and excluded — to achieve their fullest potential.
- Contributes to physical and mental health and wellbeing, encouraging individual responsibility for health.
- Contributes to the safety and protection of our children and young people, from staying safe online to understanding risks associated with drugs and alcohol.
- Promotes independence, resilience and responsibility — preparing children and young people for future roles as parents, employees and leaders.
- Supports employability by developing the personal and social skills demanded by commerce and industry.
- Supports pupils to be critical consumers of information, and develops the skills to identify misleading news or views on social media and elsewhere.