PSHCE at Helsby High School

  • A whole school approach is taken to PSHCE. This reflects the needs of the students, the ethos of the school and the broad aims of the National Curriculum.
  • All students have one hour of PSHCE a fortnight. Year 7 and 8 are taught be their form tutors. Years 9-11 are taught on a rotation system where they will move between staff that have been trained to teach a specialist area of PSHCE.

Aims of PSHCE at Helsby High School

  • To help pupils to lead confident, healthy and responsible lives as individuals and members of society.
  • To help pupils gain practical knowledge and skills to help them live healthily and deal with the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues they face as they approach adulthood.
  • To give pupils opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing.
  • To help pupils them to understand and manage a wider range of relationships as they mature; to show respect for the diversity of, and differences between, people.
  • To help develop pupils’ well-being and self-esteem, encouraging belief in their ability to succeed.
  • To enable all pupils to achieve their maximum potential.

PSHCE and the National Curriculum

There are three core themes that are covered in PSHCE:

Core theme 1: Health and wellbeing

This programme covers sex and relationships education, drugs education, E-safety and First Aid.

Core theme 2: Relationships

This programme covers healthy and unhealthy relationships, bullying, emotions, equality, respect, marriage and divorce,

Core theme 3: Living in the wider world.

This programme brings together careers education, work-related learning, enterprise and financial awareness lessons.

 Useful Resources:

Departmental Staff

Strategic co-ordinator:

Mr C Wheeler


Mr J Callaghan

Teaching staff:

All year 7 and 8 tutors