Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCE) at Bishop Heber High School aims to equip students with a sound understanding of risk and with the skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions, throughout their school career and beyond. We aim to ensure our students are ‘Happy at Heber’, feel positive about themselves and are well equipped to live fulfilling and responsible lives in modern Britain.
Through our provision we seek to promote and instil British Values (SMSC) though lessons on democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty. Positive relationships are at the forefront of everything we do and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith are positively encouraged.
PSHCE forms part of all student timetables, and is delivered every Thursday during Period 1, ordinarily by form tutors. These sessions are further supported by 1 discreet PSHCE day in the school calendar, in November. During this day we invite guest speakers to deliver workshops and create bespoke programmes to meet the changing needs of our students.
Fortnightly assemblies, also contribute heavily to the delivery of PSHCE and/ or the Theme of the Fortnight.
PSHCE lessons build on and develop statutory curriculum content. For example,
- Drug and Alcohol education
- Financial education
- Sex and relationship education (SRE)
- Importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle
- Promotion of student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development
- IAG (independent Career advice and guidance)