PSHEE (personal, social, health and economic education) is a developmental programme of learning through which the boys acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
As part of a whole-school approach, PSHEE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We also work to develop a number of character traits. These are:
PSHEE equips boys to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising, and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic well being.
A critical component of PSHEE is in providing opportunities for the boys to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
PSHEE contributes to personal development by helping the boys to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices, and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.
Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy, and the ability to work with others, will help the boys to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.
Our PSHEE programme makes a significant contribution to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and to their behaviour and safety, and promotes boys' well being. In addition, the learning provided through a comprehensive PSHEE provision is essential to safeguarding pupils.
The object of PSHEE is to provide pupils with:
- accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge
- opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
- opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
- the skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives
- opportunities to develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem, and empathy