"Outstanding grades are unlikely to take you that far in the real world if you do not have the confidence to try new and difficult things and the strength of character to learn and grow from failure"

Dr Julian Murphy

PSHE acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience and equips them with the knowledge; understanding and skills to enable them to live healthy, happy, safe and fulfilled lives. Our programme of study enables students to manage the many challenges they may experience, become responsible and explore their increasing independence.

PSHE lessons also enable students to reflect upon their values and attitudes and we hope to instil values, beliefs and a growth mindset, encouraging them to make sensible decisions and choices.

PSHE encourages students to:

  • manage risks;
  • appreciate that actions have consequences;
  • make informed decisions;
  • become financially aware;
  • explore healthy relationships;
  • become aware of the increasing influence of peers and the media.


Beginning with transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and students increasing independence, PSHE helps to teach the skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students are encouraged to manage diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media. PSHE education allows them to be more confident in addressing the challenges of effective learning and making a full and active contribution to society.

P is for Personal
S is for Social
H is for Health
E is for Economic

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