PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) make a significant contribution to students’ personal development and are fundamental to developing the qualities and attributes that students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The Trust has embedded an outstanding PSHE and SMSC programme that is central to the Trust’s ethos. The programme allows students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. The PSHE and SMSC schemes of work are given equal weighting to other subjects based on how it is fundamental for a student’s personal development. The programme is consistently reviewed and amended to local and national needs such as the Prevent Policy and Statutory requirements regarding Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education for September 2020 (see policies below). Meetings with students for their feedback is extremely important to the programme and is taken on board as part of the review and amendments.
The programme is taught once a week in Y7 and 8 and through tutor time to Y9-11. To ensure that our programme is outstanding and wide-ranging and gives a variety of experiences the Trust has 3 drop down PSHE days. These days are a critical component of our PSHE programme as it provides students with the opportunity to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes. For example, to explore a range of culture the Y7 have a day trip to the Peterborough Mosque and celebrate Diversity Day on PSHE day 3. On PSHE Day 2 Y9 have the chance to experience explore moral choices and consequence through the Prison Me No Way company that visit. For more information regarding PSHE Days and the programme please see the policies below.
For further information, contact:
Trust Director of PSHE and SMSC
For Prevent, PSHE, RSE and Post 16 Policy or Curriculum Intent, please click the buttons below:
Statutory Secondary Guidance:
Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents:
Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs
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