PSHEC stands for Personal, Social, Health Education and Careers, which also incorporates Economic Wellbeing. The Department for Education (DfE) considers PSHEC education ‘an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education’. Independent schools inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) are required to have schemes of work for PSHEC which reflect the aims and ethos of the school and that are ‘implemented effectively’.
PSHEC education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHEC programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils.
- For each pupil to be able to take responsibility for their physical and mental wellbeing
- To be aware and understand the risks of alcohol, drugs and staying safe online but also many important topics that will help them to develop their understanding in everyday life such as money
- To develop their resilience, independence and to take responsibility
- To increase their personal and social skills required to succeed in their future career
- To identify any misleading information and be critical of any misleading news/ views they may encounter