Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which our 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 our pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.  From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps our pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. 

Our PSHE Curriculum

Our program offers a holistic PSHE learning journey spanning the pupils’ high school career, with a progressive, spiral curriculum that addresses real needs in a rapidly changing world, tailored to feedback from GCA students, staff and parents/guardians.  This program will use a mindful approach to PSHE, bringing together Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education, emotional literacy, social skills, mental health and resilience development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation.

How do we embed the learning?

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.  It can also help pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

PSHE Curriculum

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Additional information relating to the curriculum can be obtained by contacting your child's progress leader or by sending an enquiry to us at Contact Us