PSHE is the curriculum 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 including relationships. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically), safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers.
Why is PSHE Important?
• 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 and knowing the law surrounding these topics
• Contributes to the information young people need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships, and know boundaries within the law
• 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