‘PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.’

‘Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.’  PSHE Association

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) at The West Grantham Church of England Secondary Academy offers students the opportunity to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills they need to lead safe, happy and healthy lives. It aims to help students understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values.  

The programme of study for PSHE education at The West Grantham Church of England Secondary Academy revolves around three themes:

  1. Living in the wider world
  2. Health and wellbeing
  3. Relationships and sex education

Topics include anti-bullying, crime and its short and long term impact, inclusivity and cultural diversity, drug and alcohol education, the importance of healthy living and eating, online safety, prejudice and discrimination, social and emotional health, mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and peer pressure.  This also includes statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education.

Our PSHE ‘drop down days’ occur each half term and are led by professionals and external providers, giving students a safe and personalised learning environment.  This allows them to practice and develop the skills necessary to manage the moral, social and cultural issues that are integral to be a responsible global citizen.

In PSHE, we use many strategies to support students and adapt our teaching.  Some of these strategies include:

  • Breaking down content and lessons into small manageable chunks, keeping steps short, concise and unambiguous
  • The use of videos/case studies to support students’ understanding an engagement
  • Regular progress checkpoints at the start, during and end of learning to build confidence and increase the likelihood of the learning experience being successful

For more information on our PSHE programme for 2023/24, please click here.

If parents/carers would like access to any RSHE material that is delivered, or would like to discuss any elements of the curriculum, please contact Mr Thornton by email to office@wgacademy.org.uk.