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PSHE

The aim of Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) at Aston is to allow pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE supports pupils to feel positive about who they are and to enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives and to allow pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE supports pupils to feel positive about who they are and to enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives.


Staff:

  • Mrs N Fairhurst
  • Mrs S Blundell

Trips and visits:

External speakers and visitors will occasionally be invited to visit the school to work with students on specific issues and themes. Previous speakers have included Loudmouth, NHS professionals, the Good Lad Initiative and Aston's alumni. 


Summary of the curriculum:

Across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, PSHE aims to develop pupils' awareness of key issues focused on their health, wellbeing, and cultural awareness of the world around them.


Main topics include:

  • Relationships and sex education.
  • Mental health and wellbeing.
  • Financial wellbeing.
  • Awareness of drugs, medication, and substance abuse.
  • Physical health and wellbeing.
  • Character education.
  • National, global, and local issues.
  • Careers education.

Useful websites:

  • BBC News
  • PFEG
  • Sex Education Forum
  • Brook
  • GIRES UK
  • THINKUKNOW
  • Young Minds
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • British Red Cross
  • Anti-Bullying Alliance