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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve


Personal, Social, Health and Education

Curriculum Overview

All Year Groups

Intent and Implementation 

Personal, Social, Health and Education, PSHE, is a subject taught to Years 7-11 where students are given the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. 

The PSHE curriculum has been designed to explore relevant, real-life issues to help students develop make informed choices and prepare them for their adult life.  It follows an approach to develop interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, in a structured and age-appropriate way.  

The PSHE curriculum incorporates the statutory elements of the Relationships and Sexual Education framework, to ensure that students are given relevant information, knowledge, skills and the confidence to have important conversations for the rest of their lives. 

Our intent is to provide opportunities for students to: 

  • Deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that each of our students understand more about how to play a positive role within our society, both now and in the future.   

  • Provide students with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this.  

  • Provide students with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. 

  • Develop student’s social interaction skills and emotional intelligence, through structured and open communication.