The Personal, Social, & Health Education curriculum is designed to help pupils gain the skills knowledge and understanding they need to lead, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

It is a process that involves the entire world of the young person, of which school can play a significant part. Personal development involves knowledge, attitudes, skills, relationships and behaviour that can be utilised in and outside the classroom. This involves thinking processes, managing emotions, values and relationships along with a range of life skills that assist young people is coping with the challenges of everyday living.

We support literacy by…

setting written comprehension tasks, as well as supporting oracy through debates on key issues.

We support numeracy by…

the practical application of maths when looking at personal finances and calculating budgets, as well as interest rates on loans or savings.


Student resources:

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KS4 –



How will my child be ‘set’ in this subject?

Students study PSHE within their form groups.

How many periods a week will children spend learning this subject?

There are nine dedicated PSHE days throughout the year, with at least one in each half term.  Years 7 to 10 also have two dedicated form times per week for our ‘Bloom’ curriculum which incorporates many aspects of Shuttleworth College including PSHE, CEIAG, SMSC, literacy and RE.

What are the career opportunities of this subject?

The skills learnt within the PSHE curriculum will be invaluable no matter students chosen career path. There are many opportunities for discussion on careers throughout the PSHE sessions the pupils complete.

What ‘out-of-classroom’ or extra-curricular learning experiences will my child get?

Each year group has a PSHE or CEIAG related trip every year.  Trips in the past have included The Crown Courts, People’s History Museum in Manchester, Brockholes Nature Reserve and Burnley Football Club. In addition, we have outside speakers who come into school to speak to the pupils about their topic of expertise. These have included Burnley Fire Service, Lancashire Police, National Health Service workers and Counter-Terrorism workers.


Miss L. Binns


PSHE Curriculum Map

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Adaptations to PSHE – September 2020 onwards

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“PSHE is about making sure children and young people have the skills they need to grow up as healthy individuals who can make informed decisions about their lives.”

Anne Longfield, Children's Commissioner

“I like PSHE because we learn things that we don't normally learn in other lessons. It is helpful because we know more about what to do when we are in important situations. It gives us life skills that we would not learn about anywhere else. It is useful because it helps us to avoid things like cancer and other illnesses that come from an unhealthy lifestyle.”

Year 11 student