Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.

We want the children of Howard Park to:

  • Know how to keep themselves safe through childhood and into adulthood, including living in an increasingly digital world.
  • Have the knowledge to be able to make the right choices to have a healthy lifestyle and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Have the financial and economic skills necessary for today’s world.
  • Respect and appreciate the differences in others in their community.
  • Develop pupil’s self-respect and self-worth, confidence, resilience and empathy.
  • Develop pupil’s responsibilities within their community

How Is PSHE And RSHE Taught At Howard Park

Currently, Howards Park Community School follows the PSHE association scheme of learning for pupils. All pupils through school receive a one hour lesson of PSHE every week. In PSHE, work is recorded in a large class book. These ‘Big Books’ capture the learning that takes place each lesson and demonstrate how the children’s understanding on a variety of topics is developing.

Our PSHE curriculum also includes the statutorily requirements for the teaching of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education). The document below provides some information from the DFE regarding the teaching of RSE.

For more information about our PSHE curriculum, please see the documents below.