Why PSHE education matters

We want every child and young person to have an education that prepares them for life's opportunities and challenges.

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Education that prepares for life today, and tomorrow.

What we teach in the classroom will help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values. 

With this in mind, PSHE education isn’t just another school subject. It’s a chance to give every child and young person an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in the future.

This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. And giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.

From making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they'll face.

This in turn achieves a 'virtuous circle', whereby pupils with better health and wellbeing can achieve better academically, and enjoy greater success.

All of this means that, when taught well, PSHE education is popular with pupils, parents and schools.