PSHE is taught at Oswaldtwistle School and allows our pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare them for life in modern day society. Evidence shows that a well-delivered PSHE programme will have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly those pupils outside of a mainstream setting.
The programme of study at Oswaldtwistle School aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management and critical thinking. The programme in the context of learning will cover;
- Healthy and unhealthy relationships
- Drugs and alcohol reduction
- Safe sex, consent and individual responsibilities in regard to this
The School and in PSHE lessons as a whole educates and promotes safety on- line which can relate to any form of internet use and social media.
The National Curriculum also states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education is contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential to Ofsted judgments in relation to personal development, behavior, welfare and safeguarding.