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PSHE education deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities.

What is PSHE education?

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a planned, developmental programme of learning designed to help pupils develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, their experiences, and attitudes. The benefits of PSHE education are universal, supporting all children and young people to achieve their fullest potential.

Why is PSHE education important?


  • it makes a major contribution to the health and wellbeing of our pupils, now and in their future lives;
  • it contributes to the safeguarding of our pupils;
  • it underpins our pupils’ future employability through the development of the personal and social skills which commerce and industry demand;
  • it helps to increase our pupils’ independence and ultimately enables them to take responsibility for themselves;
  • it prepares them for their future role as parents, employees and leaders.

What does PSHE include?


healthy lifestyles; healthy eating and exercise; mental and emotional health; sex and relationships education; drug, alcohol and tobacco education;


financial and career choices; personal safety; internet safety and violent incidents;


developing and maintaining positive relationships; dealing with negative relationships which may include bullying and sexual violence;


bereavement, separation and divorce;


managing transition; adversity and developing resilience;

Career choices:

interviews, business conduct and finance;

Personal finance:

savings, debt and budgeting.