Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a non-statutory subject. However the new National Curriculum information states that all schools are required to make provision for PSHE education that includes statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.
(Guidance: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education guidance Department of Education updated information September 2013)
Meadowside School believes PSHE is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. The PSHE curriculum at Meadowside has recently been reviewed and developed to incorporate the recommendations from The PSHE Association and to be suitable to reflect the needs of our pupils. Financial Education and the Healthy Lifestyle aspect of PSHE is also taught within various subjects and this will therefore help to assist pupil’s learning and understanding.
Well–being is incorporated both into the topics taught in PSHE and into the general ethos and teaching at Meadowside school. The economic aspect is also covered in Careers, Enterprise, in various topics in Citizenship with greater development with 14-19 year olds during events such as Work-Related Skills Week. Pupils in Post 16 also follow a planned PSHE curriculum.