Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education at KSA ensures that pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

Aims and Objectives:

PSHE curriculum aims are drawn from the programme of study published by the PSHE Association and includes three core themes:

  1. Mental and Physical Health
  2. Healthy Relationships
  3. Citizenship

Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is promoted throughout PSHE provision at KSA Secondary.

KSA Approach:

PSHE is built around three termly cycles (one for each key theme). One half-day is set aside near the start & end of each term where PSHE lessons focussed on the relevant theme replace the regular timetable.

In addition to the half-days bookending the cycles (three or four lessons each half-day), PSHE objectives are explicitly taught within the weekly pastoral curriculum (three or four lessons each term).

We may also invite guest speakers in to contribute to or lead or teach sessions, for example Tiffany Holt, our NHS School Nurse.

Year group assemblies and key stage assemblies focussed on relevant national and international events supplement the taught PSHE curriculum.

Cycle One:

The focus of the first cycle in the Autumn term is the theme of mental and physical health.

The theme of mental and physical health is supplemented by assemblies in the autumn term and through the year:

Cycle Two:

The focus of the second cycle in the Spring term is the theme of healthy relationships.