Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education & Careers

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which pupils 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.

PSHE at Bromley High should enhance the learning experienced by pupils, improving their capacity to learn and achieve. The PSHE education programme at Bromley High is aimed to contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour and safety and the school’s statutory responsibility to promote pupils’ wellbeing.

PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.

The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:

  • accurate and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
  • opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

We have a an individual programme of study for years 7, 8, and 9 which draws from the PSHE Association suggested scheme of work.  We also survey the girls and ask for feedback to ensure our programme is relevant and appropriate for our girls.

All the girls has one period of PSHE per fortnight which is supplemented by work completed with their tutor in a dedicated PSHE tutor period.