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What is PSHE?

Personal, social, health and economic education is a school curriculum subject in England that focuses on strengthening the knowledge, skills, and connections to keep children and young people healthy and safe and prepare them for life and work.

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Why PSHE is important

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 the future.

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. All of this means that, when taught well, PSHE education is popular with pupils, parents, and schools.

PSHE Association and Membership

Blackpool Council have subscribed for all schools in Blackpool to have a membership. If you do not know your school’s log-in details, please contact us.

The PSHE Association are constantly building their bank of quality assured resources and range of guidance. They also provide a variety of other useful support for schools including a range of planning, policy writing, parent engagement, evaluation and auditing guidance of tools. The organisation also provides support opportunities, workshops and CPD options.

There is range of free items, but for access to the full range of resources and tools, PSHE Association membership is required.

Contact Us

Blackpool Council has a mailbox to manage your enquiries around PSHE, including statutory relationships, sex and health education. To get in contact, please email or click on the ‘Contact us for more information’ button below.

Keep in Touch – New WhatsApp Group

We have set up a WhatsApp group. This is to share best practice, for you to ask for advice and support and for practitioners to share updates, training, events etc. If you want to join, please click on the ‘Join PSHE WhatsApp Group’ button below.

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