Personal, Social, Health and Economic education
PSHE, Personal, Social and Health Education typically includes subjects such as road safety, life online, relationships and sex education, drugs and alcohol awareness, nutrition, body confidence, economic wellbeing, mindfulness, bullying and mental health awareness. At Channing it is a comprehensive programme of study delivered throughout the entire community, starting in the Junior School and running through to Sixth Form. It is taught by form tutors, school nurses, Sixth Form students and a range of expert guest speakers.
Every year we celebrate Healthy Schools Week with a range of activities and guest speakers for students and parents, which really helps to place health and wellbeing at the centre of all that we do at Channing.
We look closely at the PSHE Association Guidelines when devising the curriculum and on their recommendation have recently added topics including families, teenage relationship abuse, child exploitation, extremism and violence against women; all of which bring us in line with the National Prevent Initiative. We have also updated the Relationships and Sex Education programme following the new government Statutory Draft Guidelines. New topics are added and updated on a yearly basis and promote the Fundamental British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance and respect of those with different faiths and beliefs.