Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE education makes a significant contribution to children and young people’s personal development but is not synonymous with it. The promotion of students’ personal development (which includes their social development) is a fundamental aspect of education and underpins other learning. Personal development is enhanced as children and young people develop the skills they need to grow and develop as individuals and members of society. All aspects of a child's experience at home, in school and out of school contribute to personal and social development. It is a function of all subjects and curriculum areas.
PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, make career choices and understand what influences their decisions including financial ones. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help young people to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.
The PSHE programme of study at Dartford Grammar School is a spiral programme that is progressive, year on year. Students consider progression in terms of progression in their knowledge and understanding and progression in their interpersonal thinking skills that are developed in the context of that new knowledge and understanding.
PSHE involves a number of inter-related programmes of study and these are the issues of Personal Wellbeing, Economic Wellbeing and Personal Safety and Online Safety and Digital Literacy. The full programme of study ordered by year is included opposite in the links bar.