Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education

Our Curriculum

PSHE is important for our pupils and our school because we believe it will encourage students to reflect upon and implement the social skills and moral values that will enable them to make safe, healthy and informed decisions for their personal wellbeing now and in the future. This is underpinned by our school values of Respect, Inclusion, Family, Collaboration and Perseverance.

At the New Skill Centre, we ensure PSHE is inclusive and meets the needs of all our pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We achieve this by ensuring that our provision is differentiated, in order to review students’ needs on a case to case basis. We ensure PSHE fosters gender equality and LGBT+ equality by reflecting the values of modern British Society as set out by modern British Law and Legislation. As a staff team, we lead by example and our student and staff body is inclusive to all races, sexualities, disabilities, religions and creeds.

The intended outcomes of our curriculum are to enable pupils to know and understand the make-up of modern British society. We aim to inform pupils that they have a right to express themselves freely without fear of persecution, have a responsibility towards the wellbeing of others and develop the attributes of resilient, creative, confident communicators, compassionate, open minded, responsible citizens who act with integrity both in the real world and on cyber platforms.

The Teacher

Emma Mirams

Assistant Headteacher, Pastoral and Wellbeing