PSHE 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 in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have a huge impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils.
At OHA, our PSHE curriculum centres around six key values – self-regulation, participation, integrity, resilience, inspiration, and tolerance. Using the first letter of each of these values we create SPIRIT learning; an inclusive and diverse curriculum of study designed to help your child reach their full potential.
Schools, in partnership with parents, have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education deals with real life issues affecting our children, families, and communities. It is concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences, and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers.
Why is PSHE important?
Our scheme of learning has been designed to increase in maturity and challenge as your child grows. Topics are explored in appropriate depth based on their age. If you have any questions about out PSHE curriculum, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Support for parents and carers when discussing relationships and sex at home:
Discussing PSHE and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) can be difficult. Children learn about sex from a young age even if we don’t talk with them about it. Many of the things they learn are incorrect, confusing, and frightening. Many of us may feel embarrassed and worry that we don’t know enough, teenagers need us to talk about feelings and relationships, and answer their questions. Please use the links to key resources below to support these conversations:
My Healthfinder – Sexual health – https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/everyday-healthy-living/sexual-health/talk-your-kids-about-sex
Healthline – The talk – https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/ultimate-guide-to-sex-talk
Planned Parenthood – https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/parents/tips-talking
LGBTStoke – https://www.lgbtstoke.co.uk/sexual-health
Kids Health – Puberty – https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/talk-about-puberty.html
If you would like any further support please feel free to get in touch.