The intent of our Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic (PSHCE) curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and ensures that every student will gain knowledge, empathy, curiosity and understanding which enables them to develop characters that can and will succeed within our ever changing, fast moving society.
Our tailored curriculum intends to:
- Provide powerful knowledge about our civic society and social world, instilling optimism for the future as members of society
- Develop a high level of civic, media and information literacy, enabling our students to engage in modern British society in a thoughtful, critical and informed way and in doing so fulfil their civic responsibility to engage powerfully with our democracy
- Provide social and cultural literacy, which will enable students to engage fully in British culture, society, literature, and the arts, all of which aid in building resilience and encourage students to partake fully in their communities
- Develop a working knowledge of and practical appreciation for the diverse range of groups and cultures present in our school, local and national community, which enables true empathy to develop and be shown in appropriate ways
- Instil an understanding of and respect for the fundamental British values of democracy, tolerance, individual liberty and the rule of law
- Enable our students to engage actively and productively in the social, cultural, religious, civic and political life of the United Kingdom as thoughtful and reflective citizens, committed to not just their own success, but that of society.
- Equip our students with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs
- Develop student’s knowledge about families, respectful relationships, safety, intimate and sexual relationships (including sexual health) and the status of the law in these areas
- Provide practical skills to ensure students remain safe online
- Equip students with a “mental health toolkit” which they can refer to throughout their lives
- Provide a comprehensive understanding of the risks associated with substance misuse, gambling and debt
- Inform students about changes to their body through puberty
- Emphasise the importance of self-care and strategies for building resilience
- Signpost students to further sources of help and support.
Our aim is to provide students with a knowledge of their world, locally, nationally and globally and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up within this.
PSHCE at HGABR plays a key role in creating social cohesion and generating genuine understanding between communities reducing friction, intolerance and social unrest.