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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

 

PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.  From making responsible decisions to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

 

Although schools are not required to teach PSHE, at Eastburn we feel this subject is crucial to the wellbeing of our pupils and our duties as a school. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is "broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils". Schools must "promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life" while having a duty to keep pupils safe.

 

At Eastburn, we have adopted the Islington LA scheme of work to support our teaching of PSHE. The scheme is divided in to seven strands of learning:

 

Sex and relationship education

Drug, alcohol and tobacco education

Keeping safe and managing risk

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Physical health and wellbeing

Careers, financial capability and economic wellbeing

Identity, society and equality

 

We welcome parent's views on the PSHE curriculum. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Gornall or Mrs Waterhouse if you have any questions about the content of this curriculum.