Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)
PSHE is the school subject that deals with real life issues affecting you, your families and communities. It supports you to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in you relationships and careers. PSHE education helps all children and young people to achieve their fullest potential.
PSHE education provides opportunities to learn about :
- Relationships: including developing and maintaining positive relationships and dealing with negative relationships. This will include learning about bullying, consent, how to communicate effectively and inappropriate behaviour in relationships.
- Developing independence, resilience and responsibility: includes preparing you to face life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities.
- Health: including healthy lifestyles, healthy eating and exercise; mental and emotional health; drug, alcohol and tobacco education; emergency life-saving skills.
- Managing risk: including understanding personal safety and online safety; financial choices and risks; appreciating the value of taking risks in certain situations (e.g. entrepreneurial risks).
- Economic wellbeing: including the role of money, influences on our use of money, gambling and careers education
- Employability skills: including learning about enterprise, business and finance. Developing the skills and attributes to succeed at work, including communication skills and confidence.
The knowledge, skills and attributes developed through PSHE education combine to equip you for numerous challenges. First aid provides a good example of this in practice. You will learn the practical steps (e.g. CPR) in PSHE lessons, but also develop the confidence and awareness to put this knowledge into practice and step in when faced with a real-life medical emergency.
In preparation for year 7, have a go at our Transition lessons. You might want to work with a parent or carer, on your own or safely with friends.