Introduction to PSHE

The Personal, Social, Health and Economics education (PSHE) curriculum at Highfield is designed to assist in the full development of each individual child. The programme seeks to build the foundations required for our children to develop the skills required to lead a happy and fulfilling life in the 21st century. PSHE at Highfield is a constant and continual process that takes place both inside and outside of the classroom.

The aims of Highfield School’s PSHE programme are to help our children:

  • Gain life satisfaction and happiness;
  • Develop positive emotions and attitudes towards themselves and others; 
  • Take responsibility for their own physical and mental health;
  • Recognise and respect the core values of British Society; 
  • Develop spirituality and meaning in life.

Every pupil has a 50 minute timetabled PSHE lesson, taught either by the Head of PSHE or their Head of Year, where the following themes are followed each year in an age appropriate manner: Me, My Body and My Health; More than Me - Diversity and the Wider World; My Safety, My Relationships; and Moving Myself Forward. In addition to this children in KS3 also have sessions on Economic Wellbeing, and Government and Politics.

Further opportunities for the development of core life skills occur through: directed and non-directed activities, form tutor time, visiting speakers, Year 8 Leavers Course, outdoor pursuits, school trips, activity weeks, The School Council, regular school chapels and assemblies, and links with other curriculum subjects.

The Head of PSHE is Zoe Thesiger-Pratt. Other teachers are Jo Longshaw, Jane Hamilton, Vivienne Liddell, Martine Melling, Christopher Lindop and Charlotte Peerless.

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