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What is PSHCE?

Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) provides a vital foundation for the personal development of young people in preparing them for adult life. PSHCE is important in combating social exclusion and disaffection and can equip young people with the skills and attitudes needed to react positively to the pressures of modern life.

PSHCE deals with many real life issues facing young people as they grow up. It intends to give them knowledge and skills to prepare them to deal with these issues and therefore lead a healthy and responsible lives as confident individuals and productive members of our society.

The curriculum for PSHCE has a single aim:

To develop a modern, world class curriculum that will inspire and challenge all learners and prepare them for the future.

The Subject Leader for PSHCE is Mrs K. Smale.


Careers and work plays an increasingly important role in the content and focus of the PSHE curriculum, the intention is to develop the necessary skills to deal with both the work skills needed and the transferable skills required to have a productive work life in order to develop/maintain good economic and personal wellbeing.

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy and Careers Programme can be accessed here.