Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

01229 824210

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience


Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Staff responsible for PSHE

Head of PSHE (Secondary) Mrs Alison Currie

Primary SENDco Mrs Annali Bell

Mrs Alison Currie Head of PSHE
Mrs Alison Currie Head of PSHE
Primary SENDco Mrs Annali Bell
Primary SENDco Mrs Annali Bell

The aims of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education in our school are to provide pupils the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

The PSHE programme of study supports the whole school vision and ethos.

At Chetwynde we aim

  • To build and sustain a friendly, tolerant and supportive community in which all its members are valued equally.
  • To teach pupils to enjoy their education, to see it as a lifelong experience and to support them in making important career decisions.
  • To pursue high personal, academic and social standards.
  • To develop in our pupils’ personal qualities such as curiosity, concern, industry, reliability, honesty, creativity, enterprise, appreciation, confidence and respect.
  • To develop an active and open relationship with parents.
  • To encourage pupils to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer to them.
  • To show a sense of responsibility towards the local and wider community, and to prepare pupils for the challenges and opportunities of adult life.
  • To adhere to the school core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

In order to do this PSHE is a fully integrated part of the school curriculum. 

Our PSHE programme is developed based on three core themes, of which there is broad overlap and flexibility

Health and Wellbeing,


Living in the Wider World

The overarching concepts developed through the PSHE programme of Study encourages pupils to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs about

  • Identity
  • Relationships
  • Lifestyles
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Diversity and Equality
  • Rights, responsibilities and consent
  • Change and resilience
  • Power (balance and negotiation)
  • Career and economic understanding (careers lessons are mainly taught separately to PSHE)

How often we teach PSHE 

In KS1 and KS2, PSHE is delivered by the class teacher and taught as stand-alone projects.

All KS3 pupils have one timetabled PSHE lesson a week.

All KS4 pupils have one PSHE form time a week

Our provision in Secondary School is taught as a spiralling curriculum and topics are introduced and revisited throughout KS3 and KS4 in relation to students ages and maturity.  Our progression map is shown below.