PSHCE Co-ordinator - Mr A Zacharek
PSHCE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
PSHE education contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgements in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.
PSHE education can contribute to a range of positive outcomes for children and young people: keeping them healthy and safe, both online and offline, improving their academic performance, preparing them for the workplace and building the character and resilience they will need to thrive in a changing world.
In Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 PSHCE will be taught in a weekly one hour session. Year 11 will have a weekly tutor session. The programme of study includes three core themes:
· Health and Wellbeing
· Living in the Wider World
The Relationships aspect of PSHE education is statutory in all secondary schools from September 2020 and this is something we as a school have been preparing for in the previous academic year.
Holmer Green Senior School PSHCE Department is working in a Chiltern Area Partnership with departments from local primary schools. This partnership has given us a strong insight to the content learned at KS2 and can aid the transition into KS3.
PSHCE education covers core knowledge relating to issues such as online and offline safety, relationships, health and careers, taught in a way which is appropriate to the age and maturity of pupils. The subject is tied together by the development of the key skills and attributes which pupils need to thrive both in their childhood and throughout their adult lives. These key skills and attributes – such as self-management, empathy, critical thinking, communication, resilience, teamwork and negotiation – are crucial to pupils’ life chances.