The delivery of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at Broadoak Academy seeks to equip all students with the skills and knowledge to become safe, responsible and community minded citizens. It aims to embed lifelong skills which can be transferred across subjects and beyond academy life. It provides an opportunity for students to learn about and reflect upon:
- SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) issues
- RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) – meeting the legal and statutory expectation
- BV (British Values)
These enable all students to become informed and articulate citizens of their local, national and global communities.
The PSHE programme is delivered by teachers for a lesson a week discreetly in the curriculum and themes occur across the full curriculum offer. It is underpinned by the Jigsaw programme to ensure age-appropriate resourcing and delivery whilst also responding to student voice, current affairs and academy foci.
PSHE provides students with a wealth of opportunities to explore their own values and beliefs, develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence, distinguish right from wrong, participate fully in a democratic society and acquire an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other groups.