Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent and fulfilling lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens in their local community and, over time, in the wider world.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so, they learn to recognise their worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Pupils also find out about the main political and social institutions and explore issues that affect their lives, as well as consider their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities, local, national and international.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to value themselves and others, forming the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning. Through this, they are in a position to make, and act on, informed decisions. They learn to respect nature and understand how choices they make affect the sustainability of the world we live in.