“Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe, and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.”
-PSHE Association, 2016
At Gresham’s Prep, PSHE plays an important role in the school curriculum. The pupils have a chance to learn about subjects and topics that help broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Subjects are taught that are relevant and age appropriate to the pupils’ development. From current affairs to well-being and mindfulness, PSHE covers a diverse range of issues that all feed into giving the Gresham’s pupil a well-rounded and balanced education.
PSHE lessons are taught in classes where the children are encouraged to think independently and express opinions and ideas that they can communicate to others building up valuable life skills as well as self confidence.
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is also taught in PSHE lessons. At Gresham’s we believe that RSE should be an integral part of the lifelong learning process, beginning in early childhood and continuing into adult life. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the Science curriculum and other aspects may be discussed during various subjects such as Religious Education, History and English when appropriate.
PSHE is an essential subject that supports the growth of each individual at Gresham’s. It is a fantastic subject to teach and the pupils thrive in its diversity and breadth.