PSHE is taught, often subconsciously, everywhere in the school, whether it be in chapel, in house, in tutor groups, on outside excursions, in the CCF, or even on the games field. PSHE is highly valued at Wrekin College and is therefore also at the heart of our curriculum, with First to Fifth Form pupils receiving fortnightly lessons throughout the academic year.
The PSHE Department promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships based on respect for themselves and for others at home, school, work and in the wider community. We develop our pupils’ ability to relate to others and work for the common good, whilst enabling pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities and to cope with changes and adversity.
Our PSHE curriculum aims to prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of modern life. Through the PSHE curriculum we aim to pass on the enduring values of society, develop pupils’ integrity and autonomy and help them to become responsible and caring citizens capable of contributing to the development of a just society.
The aims of the PSHE programme are closely linked with the aims of the school:
PSHE therefore makes a significant contribution to the five outcomes that are key to children and young people’s wellbeing: