Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education focusses on helping children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. Its goal is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.
At St. Monica’s the PSHE Curriculum is taught alongside the statutory Relationships, Health and Sex Education curriculum in which children learn about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up and having relationships in an age appropriate way. As a primary school, we have opted not to teach the Sex education elements of the RHSE curriculum, which are not statutory for primary schools.
We combine these two areas into the name PSRHE education.