PSHCE – Personal. Social, Health and Citizenship Education

At Hebburn Comprehensive School, the values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are taught explicitly through PSHCE, SMSC, RE and form an integral part of departmental Schemes of Learning. It also plays an essential role in equipping our learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding to stay both physically and mentally healthy and to become imaginative and well-informed thinkers, with an appreciation of world and current affairs.

Through our PSHCE curriculum, we aim to raise the aspirations of all our young people, inculcating a respect for one another and for the values of learning, citizenship and tolerance. By constantly reinforcing our core values, we aim to raise standards of achievement further and create a genuine sense of community spirit, with pupils aspiring to be the best they can be, developing confidence, resilience and a lifelong love of learning.

Our current PSHCE model is delivered through the following approaches:

  • During form, period at the end of every day.
  • Embedded throughout the curriculum (cross-curricular planning)
  • Visits from external guest speakers.
  • Themed events e.g. anti- bullying week

During form time, all pupils have one PSHCE session (My world), one careers session (My Choices), one personal finance session (My Money), one assembly (which is linked to the PSHCE theme for the week) and one reading session, each week.