There is strong evidence that the skills and attributes pupils develop through PSHE education have the potential to be of great benefit in many areas of their lives, including academic performance and future employability. https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/what-we-do/evidence-and-research
At Ad Astra, we follow the guidance and use resources published by the PSHE Association:
Why PSHE matters
PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.
WHY IS PSHE EDUCATION IMPORTANT TO STUDENTS?
PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.
Students agree that PSHE education is a vital part of their preparation for life, with 92% of those who have been taught the subject believing all young people should receive high-quality PSHE lessons.
All our students are supported to explore key issues such as British Values, Drug and Alcohol education, Internet Safety as well as topics to help prepare them for adult life such as Action Planning and CV building.
Some topics will be underpinned by the AQA Unit Award Scheme.