Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work.
Students at Thomas Bennett study PSHE as part of the program of activities delivered during morning registration. Students are introduced to practical skills and knowledge required for success in life outside of education. PSHE education is described by the Children’s Commissioner as a “subject that forms a bridge between health and education by building resilience and wellbeing”. A small example of the lessons delivered as part of the PSHE program includes:
- How the voting system works
- How to understand your pay cheque
- Religious education
- Understanding and learning more about your local community
- Personal hygiene
- How to eat a healthy diet
- British values
We also ensure that students are kept up to date with current affairs via weekly quizzes which allow students to access the news in a fun way. Life skills are delivered as part of the careers information and guidance projects and we also teach relationship and sex education to keep our young people informed and safe.