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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

The PSHE Association

In September 2013, the DfE published a new National Curriculum. Whilst PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:

 ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’

At Brooklands we  follow the Jigsaw PSHE programme. Our long term plan showing coverage across year groups is available below.

PSHE (like SMSC) is embedded throughout daily life at Brooklands. We model positive relationships, self image and communication skills with others in all our day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching skills explicitly in Circle Time and in PSHE lessons.

The PSHE curriculum covers 7 major sub-headings:

  • -Relationships
  • -Health
  • -Media
  • -Careers & work-related learning
  • -Financial Capability
  • -Citizenship
  • -Enrichment Activities

Coverage of these areas, and the associated social skills from the framework, alongside our 'Life Skills' already embedded here at Brooklands, aim to ensure that we produce well-rounded, happy and healthy children - ready for the wider world.

Please see our policies page for further details on our policies, including SRE (Sex and Relationships) and Drugs.