Personal Social Health & Economic Education (PSHEE)
Personal Social Health & Economic Education (PSHEE) is taught, not only in PDM sessions but is embedded into our curriculum; it helps produce confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Our programme of study for PSHEE ensures students are offered opportunities integral to their learning and enhance their engagement with the concepts, processes and content of the subject. We feel this underpins the ethos of Perryfields.
Our aims through PSHE are that students:
- Become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
- Are reflective learners who can evaluate their achievements and strengths in all areas of their lives and recognise their own worth.
- Are able to demonstrate understanding and empathy towards others who live their lives in different ways. They can assertively challenge prejudice and discrimination (for example that related to gender, race, disability, etc).
- Can assess their personal qualities, skills and achievements and use these to set future goals.
- Are able to describe the short and long term consequences of personal health choices and can make decisions based on this knowledge, whether it be both physical or mental health aspects.
- Are capable of comparing the diversity of ethnic and cultural groups, lifestyles and relationships. They can take the initiative in challenging and giving support in connection with offensive behaviour.
- Can discuss relationships, feelings and emotions, and can analyse ways of managing these in connection with family events (for example the arrival of a new baby, death of a relative or parental separation).
- Can identify different techniques and aspects around money and finance, allowing them to be more secure about their own finances when they are living their own life as an older teenager and further within life.
- Know and understand different aspects of sexual health that they or other people around them might experience, how this can affect them within their current and future lives and how to access support with any aspects of sexual health if they require it.