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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

PSHEE

A Curriculum for Life!

You are growing up in a rapidly changing world, full of opportunities.

Personal Social Health Economic Education (PSHEE) is a compulsory, non-examined subject which prepares you for life, relationships, work and society.

PSHEE equips you with trustworthy and reliable values, knowledge and skills to give you a balanced life from:

  • positive mental and physical health
  • self confidence, self esteem and resilience
  • the ability to identify and protect yourself from risks and keep yourself safe, both online and offline
  • an understanding of your unique personality and skills
  • economic wellbeing and potential career pathways
  • effective strategies to prepare for exams and revision
  • ways to access specialist advice, support and guidance within school and appropriate external agencies

PSHEE goes alongside RE to give you the attributes you need to thrive as an individual, family member and member of society including:

  • opportunities to reflect and deepen your beliefs, values and opinions
  • an understanding of your emotions and how to manage them
  • an understanding of British Values, democracy and relevant laws
  • an understanding of life from other people's perspective and how this can inform our own opinions
  • developing a respect for equality and diversity in society
  • preparing for intimate, long term relationships

PSHEE is taught by specialist teachers 1 period per fortnight.  Our course uses carefully chosen age appropriate resources in keeping with our school's  Catholic ethos. We solely use reliable and trustworthy sources accredited by the Catholic Education Service, the national PSHE Association and Norfolk Local Authority.

PSHEE is a vital opportunity to explore often sensitive issues in a safe and respectful way.  Students are given reliable information and are invited to discuss their meaning and importance by discussing them together.  Students are then given opportunities to develop their personal beliefs, values and opinions through individual written work.

PSHEE is taught in line with the following school policies which can be accessed on the Policies page of our website:

  • Acceptable Use and E-Safety Policy
  • Behaviour
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance
  • Drugs Education
  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Needs

If at any time you and/or your parent(s)/carer(s) wish to discuss the contents of the PSHEE curriculum, or any issues raised in the lessons, please contact Mr Savage our PSHEE Co-ordinator.