This page has been set up by the PSHE lead for Public Health and Schools to support PSHE subject leaders, teachers and other professionals to deliver high quality PSHE education to our pupils in Buckinghamshire.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) gives children and young people the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, safe, successful and purposeful lives. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their full academic potential, and supports them to leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life. A new evidence review by Pro Bono Economics highlights ‘very strong evidence’ that high quality PSHE learning ‘has a positive impact on academic attainment’. This latest evidence has prompted campaigners to reiterate their call for statutory status to raise quality in all schools, for all pupils.
An holistic and curriculum focused approach to PSHE in schools gives pupils the skills to manage their own on and off line lives, and successfully navigate new experiences and challenges. Research from the PHSE Association states ‘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.’
It is an exciting time for PSHE: