What is PSHE?

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is a distinct curriculum subject and has both statutory and non-statutory elements as defined by the DfE. High quality PSHE education supports pupils’ personal, social, health and economic development, helps to give them the knowledge, skills, strategies and attributes to make informed choices and decisions about the different opportunities and challenges life presents.  Pupils will learn about relationships, health and wellbeing, keeping safe, managing their off and online lives, living in the wider world and financial education at an age appropriate level. Providing a high quality PSHE curriculum gives pupils opportunities to explore issues that are real and relevant to them in their daily lives in a safe and managed environment. 
Our School ethos on PSHE

Our aims are for pupils at Bledlow Ridge School:

  • to reach their potential academically and physically and socially
  • to have the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
  • to remember more of what they have learnt, transferring key knowledge to long-term memory and apply it fluently.
  • to be confident and self-motivated children who recognise their self-worth.
  • to have the skills to be independent in their learning.
  • to develop and demonstrate of our six school values - curiosity, resilience, health, empathy, respect and confidence
  • to instil a sense of worth and pride in their own, and others, achievements.
Here are some comments made by parents of the school about PSHE.
“PSHE is an essential part of the wide curriculum, which seeks to prepare children for real life".
“It is extremely important in all aspects that children are taught this subject. It covers a huge range of topics that if not covered, could lead children to making decisions based on lack of understanding and knowledge. It also will give them the confidence to ask questions and deal with situations that may arise armed with the correct knowledge and facts.”

Helpful website information:
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