What does PSHE stand for?
PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. The acronym PSHCE is also sometimes used, where the ‘C’ stands for Citizenship.
As a subject, PSHE aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves happy, healthy and safe, as well as to prepare them for life and work. PSHE aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.
Navigating our complex world can be challenging, and parents and teachers play an essential role in preparing children for the future. As such, PSHE aims to equip pupils to:
- Take individual responisibility for their physical and mental wellbeing;
- understand the risks of drugs and alcohol and how to stay safe online;
- develop resilience, independence and responsibility;
- develop the personal and social skills required to succeed in commerce and industry;
- identify misleading information and be critical of misleading news or views they might encounter.
Most schools combine their relationships education, health education, sex education (if this is taught) and citizenship in one scheme of work.
The three core elements of PSHE and Citizenship taught in primary schools are:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World
Below is the schools '3 I's' for PSHE, these stand for Intent, Implementation and Impact and explains how the children we teach get the most out of their PSHE in school.
Our Curriculum map for PSHE
SEND in PSHE
PSHE lessons provide an entirely inclusive environment, especially for those with SEND in the classroom. Our goal is always to create spaces where children of all abilities can feel appreciated and want to share their individual thoughts and experiences. This is definitely something that can be achieved in PSHE!
If you would like more information regarding SEND provision in Lache Primary School, please see the SEND area of the website.
Examples of some amazing PSHE in action!