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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

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.

PSHE matters to students

From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.

Pupils agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons.

PSHE matters to schools

While schools are not required to teach PSHE education, the subject makes a crucial contribution to schools’ duties. The Education Act 2002 requires all schools to teach a curriculum that is “broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of pupils”. Schools must “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepare pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life” while having a duty to keep pupils safe.

PSHE matters to parents

An overwhelming majority of parents support the view that schools should prepare children for life and work, not just for exams.  90% of parents say that all schools should teach PSHE education according to 2015 YouGov polling commissioned by the PSHE Association and the subject is supported by leading parent bodies including Mumsnet, PTA UK and the National Governors Association.




Students in KS3 have one timetabled lesson a week. Students in KS4 have a biweekly lesson which is rotated with careers. Students in year 12 have a bi weekly lesson which is shared with careers, UCAS, EPQ and Lions Award.


Head of Department: Emma Lamb

Head of Careers: Dr Debbie White



Programme of study

PSHE stands for : Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.

In line with PSHE association guidance this is  delivered  at Camp Hill through three core themes, within which  there is broad overlap and flexibility:

In composing our Schemes of Work and lesson plans we follow the PSHE association guidance and their proposed scheme of study which can be found here. We have adapted it to make it relevant and meaningful for our students and a broad overview can be found below:


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The personal, social, health and economic development of our children is achieved through partnership between school and the family. To support your children, you could:

  • Go to information events for parents about the school’s approach to PSHE related issues such as online safety, relationships and sex education and drugs.
  • Talk with your children about the issues explored in PSHE education.

If you have any concerns about PSHE education or are worried about your child, do speak to their teacher.

Department for Education

Mental and physical health

Online Safety

Keeping children safe

Relationships and sex education