Aspire, Achieve and Thrive


PSHE education (timetabled as Life Skills and Values) equips pupils to live a healthy, safe, and balanced life. LSV allows pupils to develop an understanding of their own personal development and encourages pupils to make informed choices and recognise what influences their decisions. We endeavour to provide pupils with opportunities that they may not have been presented with in their previous educational settings or home environment.

For pupils working towards further education or employment LSV is paramount in creating an understanding for what life looks like away from secondary education. We encourage our pupils to develop themselves personally in order to understand themselves as individuals. The ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships and develop the essential skills for future employability.

The LSV curriculum contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their safety, behaviour and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing. In addition, the learning provided through LSV is essential to safeguarding pupils.

This programme of study covers Foundation stage to Key stage 4 and is based on three core themes within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility: 

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


Overarching concepts developed through the PSHE

Beyond those subjects/areas identified in the National Curriculum, we provide further opportunities for all pupils, which help us to achieve our mission. 

  • Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these)
  • Relationships (including different types and in different settings). Our RSE policy
  • A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet)
  • Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings
  • Diversity and equality (in all its forms)
  • Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)
  • Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)
  • Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including persuasion, bullying, negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)
  • Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)


Foundation Stage

Health & Wellbeing Relationships

 Key Stage 4

Health & Wellbeing Relationships

Living in the wider world: 

economic wellbeing, careers and

the world of work

How to manage transition to post 16 education

Independent travel training

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.

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 (including the distinct challenges posed by online 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.

About rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities


 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


Work Experience.

 *Sexual health is included within this core theme; however, it is important that sexual health is considered within the context of healthy relationships.

During Key stage 4, all pupils will achieve a Certificate in Personal, Social Education through AQA.

  • Other information
  • Positive relationship workshops delivered by Teenz Talks and Splits
  • Army Careers advisor – Dave Percivil
  • Careers South West
  • Barclays Life Skills
  • Community Connecting
  • #be kind campaign
  • Sun safe school
  • Wiltshire Healthy Schools
  • Motive8 – online free counselling for young people – useful mental health resources for young people and parents – BBC bitesize offer material on school pressures.