Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) at Lea Manor is a planned programme of learning through which our young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. An enjoyable and important subject, it develops the qualities and attributes young people need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
The benefits for our young people of a relevant and dynamic PSHE curriculum are that it helps them successfully manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.
PSHE education at Lea Manor makes a significant contribution to our young people’s personal development but is not synonymous with it. The promotion of pupils’ personal development (which includes their social development) is a fundamental aspect of education and underpins other learning. Personal development is enhanced as children and young people develop the skills they need to grow and develop as individuals and members of society. All aspects of a child's experience at home, in school and out of school contribute to personal and social development. It is a function of all subjects and curriculum areas.
PSHE education at Lea Manor makes a valuable contribution to personal development by helping children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, make career choices and understand what influences their decisions, including financial ones. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help young people to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.
PSHE is taught at Key Stage 3 during curriculum time through a one hour lesson every week. At Key Stage 4 these invaluable learning experiences are given through form time and enrichment days. Many key subjects are taught through PSHCE including Sex and Relationships Education (SRE), Drugs Education, Careers Education, Healthy Relationships, Citizenship, Change and Loss, Diversity and Difference, Staying Safe and Anti-Bullying.