Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education
Mrs K Friend Head of Department, Miss E. Mace, Mrs H Jonas, Mrs T Starkey, Miss S Kilbane, Miss D Harrison
Our Aim is to help our students gain a complete education in preparation for life in the adult world.
This subject is a statutory subject valued by the current government and is key to the aims of the new Secondary School Curriculum introduced in 2008 which states that schools should aim to produce:-
- Confident individuals able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who make and contribute to society.
In June 2019, the Department for Education launched the final statutory guidance to accompany introduction of compulsory health education, relationships education and relationships and sex education (RSE) in 2020.
This can be found at:
Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 have key aspects of both subjects taught to them either weekly or fortnightly.
PSRE Education includes economic wellbeing, financial capability and personal wellbeing.
It provides opportunities for students to reflect on their own identities and relationships; discuss complex ethical questions; challenge prejudice and injustice; respond constructively to risk and uncertainty; and consider the impact of their career, consumer, and personal choices on people and environments throughout the world.