PSHE education aims to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning though which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

The Programme of Study is based on three ‘core themes’ within which there will be overlap and flexibility:

1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World

Core theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

In Key Stages 3 and 4, pupils will be taught:

  • How to manage transition
  • How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing including sexual health*
  • About parenthood and the consequences of teenage pregnancy
  • How to assess and manage risks to health and to stay, and keep others, safe
  • How to identify and access help, advice and support
  • How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing matters including drugs, alcohol and tobacco, maintaining a balanced diet, physical activity, emotional health and wellbeing and sexual health
  • How to respond in an emergency including administering first aid
  • The role and influence of the media on lifestyle.* Sexual health is included within this core theme however it is important that it is also considered within the context of healthy relationships.

Core theme 2: Relationships

In Key Stages 3 and 4, pupils will be taught:

  • How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts and to develop parenting skills
  • How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
  • How to deal with risky or negative relationships, including all forms of bullying and abuse, sexual and other violence and online encounters
  • About the concept of consent in a variety of contexts (including in sexual relationships)
  • About managing loss, including bereavement, separation and divorce
  • To respect equality and be a productive member of a diverse community
  • How to identify and access appropriate advice and support.

Core theme 3: Living in the Wider World

In Key Stages 3 and 4 pupils should focus on ‘economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work’ and will be taught:

  • About rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy
  • How to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious
  • How to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
  • About the economic and business environment
  • How personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers.


Chadwick High School’s Relation and Sex education (RSE) programme is an integral part of our whole school PSHE provision.

Every class both in the medical and behavioural provision will access PSHE- therefore accessing RSE. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from dedication sexual education lessons but not from relationship lessons. They do not have the right to withdraw their child from those aspect of RSE that are taught in National Curriculum subjects such as science.

The intended outcomes of teaching RSE at Chadwick High School are:

  • To help pupils make good decisions about their own health and well-being.
  • To encourage openness and reduce stigmas attached to issues such sexuality and relationships.
  • To give pupils the information they need to help them know and develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships.
  • To enable pupils to identify what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour within a relationship and understand the lasting negative impact of unhealthy relationships on mental wellbeing.
  • To give pupils the knowledge about safer sex and sexual health.
  • To educate pupils on the law about sex, sexuality, sexual health, gender identity and discrimination.
  • To education pupils on keeping personal information private online. This includes images and videos.

Chadwick High School’s RSE is inclusive to all our pupils and respects how people choose to identify themselves. RSE lessons ensure that LGBT+ and gender equality are paramount. When delivering RSE staff ensure that all forms of discrimination and bullying are challenged and dealt with appropriately.







By visiting OFSTED, parents / carers can view our latest OFSTED reports as well as historic reports.
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At Chadwick, we seek to provide opportunities for all our students to develop resilience and positive mental health.
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We’ve provided links to a number of external resources that can help both KS3 and KS4 pupils with revision.
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The purpose of our policies is to provide a simple, practical framework for staff, learners and parents / carers.
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