PSHCEE

PSHCEE stands for Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education.
The study of this equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to live healthy, safe and positive lives.

Through workshops run by staff and external experts, pupils develop their understanding of British values, laws and institutions and consider their role in society. They also develop various strategies to manage their emotions and ensure their health and well-being.

PSHCEE also helps students to develop skills such as resilience, communication and problem solving.

Additionally, they gain the opportunity to learn about areas such as budgeting, the economy and potential career pathways to inspire students to become their best selves.

PSHCEE also helps students to develop skills such as resilience, communication and problem solving. Through collaborative sessions they gain insight into other students’ opinions and learn the importance of teamwork.  

How is PSHCEE taught?

PSHCEE is delivered through Enrichment Days which occur four times per year. On these days, students are off timetable and take part in a variety of workshops delivered by staff and outside agencies.

The topics we cover include: 

• Sex and Relationships (please see below for more information)
• Drugs and Alcohol
• Mental Health
• Healthy Eating
• Bullying and Peer Pressure
• Financial Literacy
• Democracy and Citizenship
• British Values

Y7 students also follow a structured timetable of PSHCEE lessons with their tutors which helps support them with the transition to secondary school. In these sessions, students cover topics such as puberty, sex and relationships, bullying and keeping healthy.

Student Voice

Student Voice aims to establish strong collaboration between staff and students to help shape school policies.

We want to empower our students to have their opinions heard, and we do this in the following ways:

  • Student council – assists with school events, assemblies and decisions made around the school
  • Our Y9 Youth Parliament representative in Camden Council
  • Student surveys – these focus on a range of topics to help make improvements in the school
  • Jack Petchy award – to showcase the excellent achievements of our students.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE):

Relationships and Sex education (RSE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health.

This is an important part of PSHCEE as it enables young people to receive factual information about sex and relationships as well as address myths and misconceptions which can be dangerous. Good quality SRE enables young people to equip themselves with the necessary skills and confidence to make positive and informed decision about their relationships and their health. It will also help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood. The full RSE policy is available below and Miss Faux is happy to answer any questions you may have about the specific and age appropriate content of these sessions.

The Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic (PSHCE)

Curriculum is a programme of learning through which our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives now and in the future.   

As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.  
PSHCE contributes to personal development by helping pupils 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 pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.  The curriculum 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 PSHCE education is providing opportunities for students 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.

For more information please contact the following staff members:

Student Voice
Christopher Georgiou  |   cgeorgiou@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk 

Sex and Relationships (SRE)
Charli Faux  |  cfaux@aclandburghley.camden,sch.uk

PSHCEE Enrichment days
Rachael Moss  |  rmoss@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk