Personal, Social, Health and Economic – a curriculum for life 

The PSHE curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop the knowledge skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help students to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHE also helps students to achieve their academic potential and leave school equipped with the skills they need throughout later life.

Every week there is a ‘Thought for the Week’, and a tutor time session is spent discussing the thought and its link to the British Values. Assemblies also support and promote the key themes.

PSHE is delivered across the whole school during one-hour lessons, calendared activities and embedded throughout the whole curriculum. Lesson content covers four main strands:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world
  • Citizenship

Lessons are designed to encouraged students to discuss and debate a wide range of topical issues that directly affect their day-to-day lives. Some lessons are delivered by guest speakers such as the police, Trading Standards, firefighters and touring theatre companies.

Discussion is a regular feature of lessons and students are encouraged to express their own opinion and respond appropriately to the contributions of others.

Health Education, Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Theale Green School is registered with the DFE as an ‘early adopter’ of the new PSHE education requirements relating to Health Education, Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

What students say about PSHE

The best thing about PSHE is….

  • The topics! They are helpful and prepare us for the future.
  • Learning what to do in difficult situations.
  • Sharing your ideas and listening to other people’s viewpoints.
  • Being able to express our views freely.
  • Having the opportunity to learn what to do and not do. It helps us make the right choices.