Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) at Haybrook College

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important part of Haybrook College’s curriculum offer. PSHE education incorporates health education, relationships and sex education, economic wellbeing and careers education.


Through these lessons, pupils will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps pupils to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work.  Whilst we offer timetabled PSHE lessons, our aim is that PSHE is embedded in the day-to-day life of Haybrook College. 


Haybrook College is a member of the PSHE Association and has adopted their Programmes of Study for PSHE to ensure we are providing a comprehensive programme that meets our statutory responsibilities. These programmes our aligned to our wider curriculum. Young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs can be at increased risk regarding aspects of their health, wellbeing, safety and relationships, including heightened vulnerability to abuse and exploitation. They can also face additional barriers in maintaining personal and sexual relationships, developing and sustaining friendships and avoiding social isolation. Teachers delivering PSHE at Haybrook College, provide an inclusive environment where pupils feel comfortable and safe to discuss the issues they are worried or feel anxious about. 

At Key Stage 3, pupils build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed at primary school. PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, it explores transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Pupils learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media. 

At Key Stage 4, pupils deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during Key Stage 3.  


The lessons pupils take part in, provide opportunities for pupils to have a voice, to share their experiences and concerns and to talk about life as they experience it. They explore differing perspectives; they are educated across a variety of themes. Through PSHE, pupils learn where they can go for support. They learn the importance of advocating for themselves learn how to be safe. Our PSHE education programme recognises that our pupils are moving towards greater independence and prepares them for their role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.