According to the PSHE Association,“PSHE 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.”
At Heath Park, we believe that it is crucial to embed PSHE provision within the curriculum and tutorial program which complements our ethos as a school community.
“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.
Pupils agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons.”
“While schools are not required to teach PSHE education, the subject makes a crucial contribution to schools’ duties. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is “broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils”. Schools must “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life” while having a duty to keep pupils safe.”
“An overwhelming majority of parents support the view that schools should prepare children for life and work, not just for exams. 90% of parents say that all schools should teach PSHE education according to 2015 YouGov polling commissioned by the PSHE Association… parents welcome a partnership between home and schools which supports their children’s personal and social development, and help deal with issues of increasing complexity such as those related to mental health and staying safe, both online and offline.”
Embrace Sexual Health Services, Wolverhampton
Barnados Website – (Charity offering guidance around CSE and keeping young people safe)
CEOP – (Online Safety)
Mermaids – (Raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public. Support for children and young people and their families.)