At More House School, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) supports and enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our students are encouraged to develop their self-confidence by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
PSHEE is taught to all students, regardless of their ability. It includes online safety, or e-Safety, for all pupils, a Relationships Education component for our Junior Years pupils, and a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) component for pupils in Year Seven or older.
Our skilled and enthusiastic teaching staff provides learning opportunities matched to the individual needs of children. The curriculum is delivered predominantly by a pupil’s own form-tutor, thus building the relationship and trust between student and tutor, in a safe and familiar environment. A fundamental aim of the PSHEE curriculum at More House School is to provide opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities, and enable the students to be positive members of a diverse society, understanding and appreciating common diversity and differences in accordance with the recognised British Values.
In the Junior Years, the different elements of PSHEE are explored through activities such as role play, discussion, social stories and group activities. Among many other things, the pupils are offered opportunities to develop their self-awareness, understand how to create, manage and maintain friendships, increase their awareness surrounding online safety and understand the many ways in which they can keep themselves safe and healthy.
Years Seven and Eight
In Years Seven and Eight, the students are offered opportunities to develop their own self-awareness in greater depth, looking at different types of relationships and how each is created, managed and maintained. They begin to consider their role within the school community and their own family unit, and reflect on their contribution within these communities. The students are also encouraged to take interest in the wider democratic community, examining local and national elections, and having an understanding of how our country is governed. The pupils also receive more in-depth teaching on how to keep themselves safe in all aspects of their daily lives, including online safety, and how to manage and maintain their own physical and mental health and well-being.
Years Nine, Ten and Eleven
In Years Nine, Ten and Eleven, the pupils are offered opportunities to assess their own physical and mental health and wellbeing. They are taught how to assess risk within certain situations, and taught how safely to manage situations that could potentially pose higher risk. They are given the opportunity to explore facts and myths surrounding drug and alcohol use and misuse, understand how to create, manage and maintain different relationships, and to explore issues facing young people growing up and living in inner city areas.
In the Sixth Form, the PSHEE curriculum aims to complete the final preparations for our students' leaving home and living alone. Much work is done on budgeting and finance, as well as ensuring they have awareness of how to access particular services, such as the National Health Service. There is also much time afforded to understanding how to remain physically safe when living alone, and looking after both their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
The PSHEE curriculum is a continually developing programme, which aims to keep up to date with the issues with which our pupils are faced in their daily lives. If you have any questions regarding the curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact the school's Main Reception where the staff will be pleased to direct your enquiry.
Please see below for the most recent updates relating to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).