PSHE


What is PSHE?

PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE education helps pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. As referenced in our curriculum policy, it develops essential life skills related to all aspects of independent living.

PSHE also enables all students to meet their full academic potential.

PSHE lessons at Sunnydown in all years also includes RSE (relationships and sex education) which became statutory in 2020.

Why do we teach PSHE at Sunnydown?

PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. As referenced in our curriculum policy, PSHE aims to develop an understanding of personal, social and health issues such as drugs, sex and relationships and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, which prepares them for all types of relationships in their future.

As a school for young men with communication and interaction needs, it is even more important that we do as much as we can to support and prepare our students for a sucessful life after Sunnydown.

How do we teach PSHE at Sunnydown?

PSHE and RSE are delivered by form tutors in one hour slots during the Friday Curriculum. The curriculum is split into three areas; Health and Wellbeing, Relationships (including Relationships and Sex education) and Living in the Wider World.

How does PSHE change at KS4?

Whilst planning for the future is integrated into lessons in KS3, from KS4 there is more of a focus on careers and independent living to prepare students for life after Sunnydown. Moreover, in Years 10 and 11, key aspects of Citizenship & RE are incorporated into our weekly PSHE sessions: Personal Development.

 

Curriculum Plans