PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) deals with real life issues which affect young people, their families and other adults, including their teachers. Students develop knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.
PSHE addresses the statuary guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.' Lessons are age appropriate which enables students to make safe and informed choices, and play a role in helping to tackle public health issues, such as substance misuse, and supporting young people with both financial and employability decisions that they will be required to make.
Lessons are supported by visits from a range of specialist speakers who give presentations on topics such as health and personal hygiene, relationships, crime, drug and solvent abuse.
PSHE lessons at Greenshaw aim to explore British values and prepare students for life in modern day Britain:
Students develop an understanding of democracy and the rule of law, with particular focus on respect for the law and appreciating that law protects individual citizens and is essential for wellbeing and safety. Students will critically discuss the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and understand democratic processes including an opportunity to take part in mock elections and Sutton Youth Parliament.
Students are encouraged to be respectful, having tolerance for other people and different cultural traditions. Students understand the importance of identifying and combating prejudice and discrimination.
Through the Penn Resilience Programme and our commitment to Anti Bullying Week, students are encouraged to reflect and accept responsibility for their behaviour and understand how they can contribute positively towards other people.
Voluntary community work is encouraged; students are given the opportunity to take action on local and national issues they care about, as fundraisers, campaigners and volunteers.
Miss S Webb is Head of PSHE (currently on maternity leave). Mrs J Fice is Acting Head of PSHE. Other members of the team are Mrs V Roberts, Mrs T Harrington and Mr Burgess.