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Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) can be defined as a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Provision is based on three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing; 2. Relationships; 3. Living in the Wider World.

At Key Stage 4, pupils extend and rehearse the skills, further explore attitudes and values, and deepen knowledge and understanding acquired during Key Stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact that learners are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others. By Key Stage 4 increasing numbers of pupils may be gaining direct experience of issues taught through PSHE education.

In addition to the curriculum, assemblies, form time, extra-curricular activities, exchanges and visits, pupils at The Broxbourne School participate in PSHE activities across four collapsed timetable days interspersed throughout the academic year. A programme of visiting speakers and specialist agencies deliver sessions on a variety of topics, in addition to pupils visiting places of interest outside of the school environment.

KS4 PSHE Programme of Study 2019 - 2020

Itinerary for collapsed timetable days:



Wednesday 9th October 2019

  • Issues of relationships
  • Role of the Media
  • Maximise - Learning Skills
  • Target Setting

Tuesday 4th February 2020

  • Actions and consequences
  • Standing up to racism
  • Issues of consent
  • Reducing knife crime
  • Bronze DoE

Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd May 2020

  • Sex and relationships education
  • Careers - What’s My Line?
  • Personal Finance
    • Financial literacy
    • How much do I earn?
  • Learning Skills
  • Introduction to DoE
  • Modern issues in religion
  • Outdoor pursuits activity trip

Wednesday 24th June and Friday 3th July 2020

(groups will alternate activities across the two days provision)

  • Careers Education
  • Exploring Art - Harry Potter World
  • Harry Potter Trip
  • Art gallery visit - Henry Moore

A number of additional sessions may be interspersed throughout the academic year, they include:

  • Careers Fair
  • Preparing for Russell Group Universities
  • National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme
  • Safeguarding children – Child Sexual Exploitation
  • E-safety - privacy settings, grooming and sexting