At Sacred Heart, we use a thematic plan and research based resources from the PSHE Association. We
believe that when it comes to Personal, Social and Health Education, what we teach in the classroom will
help our pupils foster lifelong aspirations, goals and values.
With this in mind, PSHE education isn’t just another school subject. It’s a chance to give every child and
young person an equal opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive now and in
This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional
wellbeing and change. And giving them a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie
ahead, so they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.
From making informed decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps
pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they’ll face.
This in turn achieves a ‘virtuous circle’, whereby pupils with better health and wellbeing can achieve
better academically and enjoy greater success.