Personal Social Health Education - PSHE

The world in the 21st Century can be a daunting and difficult place to live in whatever age you are but especially for young people. At Spring Hill High School we consider PSHE a vital tool in preparing our students for the world they are entering and the challenges they may face.

Through our curriculum we offer students the chance to explore difficult and challenging concepts which will help them enjoy their lives to the full and give them strategies to stay safe in an ever changing world.

Our approach to PSHE is always centred on the needs of the pupils. Their journey through the curriculum will be unique to them. For example one student may not be emotionally ready to learn about sexual relationships because of their previous history at the point the National Curriculum may indicate they should. Nevertheless the subject will be returned to at an appropriate time as to do otherwise would be to not prepare the student for their journey into adulthood.

The school places a particular value on topics which will help safeguard the students and teaches topics which addresses issues such as Keeping Safe Online , Child Sexual Exploitation and Preventing Radicalisation.

PSHE Education programme of study

Our Curriculum for PSHE education identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed through PSHE education. It also contributes to ensuring that Spring Hill High School is fulfilling its statutory responsibility to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Our PSHE Curriculum was produced with the students needs we serve in mind and it is regularly updated to meet these changing needs.

The programme of study includes three core themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World

Our Spring Hill High School curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic well-being and aspects of careers education).


“Staff help pupils to successfully rearrange in education. Pupils benefit from an education that enables them to achieve meaningful qualifications. Pupils feel safe and well looked after Parents say it has turned their children’s lives around and they now come to school happily and want to come every day. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. Pupils learn about relationships as well as keeping themselves physically and mentally healthy”

Ofsted 2022