Tel: 01727 849700
Etna Road St Albans AL3 5NL
Headteacher: Keith Smithard MA Ed.
SENCo: Ruth Clinton
Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education
PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
We use a whole-school approach to PSHE where our pupils learn through a spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work. Our aim is that this will prepare them for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. We also give children opportunities to use mindfulness, to support their well being and mental health.
The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. PSHE education contributes to schools’ statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education are now a compulsory part of the curriculum, where children learn about the value and uniqueness of relationships and different family make ups. Through our RSE curriculum, they also learn about how our bodies go through natural changes as we grow older. You can find a detailed overview below: