Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Economic education.

phsee PSHCEe is all about meeting the needs of all our students in the 21st Century.

What is PSHE education?

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) education is a planned, developmental programme of learning designed to help learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. PSHE education deals with real life issues which affect children and young people, their families and their communities. It engages with the social and economic realities of their lives, their experiences, and attitudes.

The benefits of PSHE education are universal, supporting all children and young people – the highest achievers as well as the vulnerable and excluded – to achieve their fullest potential.

“…children can’t learn if they have issues with things such as their safety, security, health or diet…”

Why is PSHE education important?


  • It makes a major contribution to the health and wellbeing of children and young people as set out in the Every Child Matters legislation.
  • It contributes to the safeguarding of children and young people.
  • It contributes to the health of the nation and ultimately helps to reduce national health service spending.
  • It underpins young people’s future employability through the development of the personal and social skills which commerce and industry demand from our workforce.
  • It helps to increase children and young people’s independence and ultimately enables them to take responsibility for themselves. It prepares them for their future role as parents, employees and leaders.

What does PSHE education involve?

  • learning-tree

    Please note parent/carers have the right to withdraw their child from sex/relationships education at any point during their time at Barlby.  Please put this in writing and send for the attention of Miss Challenger, PSCHEe leader.

  • Health: healthy lifestyles; healthy eating and exercise; mental and emotional health; sex and relationships education; drug, alcohol and tobacco education
  • Risk: financial and career choices; personal safety; internet safety and violent incidents
  • Relationships: developing and maintaining positive relationships; dealing with negative relationships which may include bullying and sexual violence.
  • Loss: bereavement, separation and divorce
  • Change: managing transition; adversity and developing resilience.
  • Career choices: enterprise, business and finance.
  • Personal finance: savings, debt and budgeting.

Mental health issues can arise at any time and it is important parent/carers feel able to approach and support their child with any matters that arise. ‘MindEd for Families’ website offers free, completely open access, online education in over 300 topics. Our aim is to provide simple, clear guidance on children and young people’s mental health, wellbeing and development to any adult working with children, young people and families, to help them support the development of young healthy minds.”            

MindEd for Families

British Values at Barlby High School

Since 2014, the Department for Education has required schools to promote British Values and to ensure they are taught in schools.

Barlby High School is committed to serving its community and recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

Barlby High School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British Values to all its students.

The five key British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Examples of how these values are modelled and delivered Barlby High School include:

  • PSHCEe programme
  • Religious Education curriculum
  • Stop the Clock Days
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects
  • Extracurricular clubs
  • Assemblies
  • Charity work
  • Sporting events
  • Participation in competitions
  • Educational visits
  • Visting speakers/groups – Barlby High is committed to ensuring the well-being and safeguarding of all students in its’ care.  All visitors are briefed on the appropriate standards, participation and behaviour expected when working with our students.    Child Protection, safeguarding and radicalisation considerations are all managed by the DSP and team.
  • School Council

We are Stonewall Champions who support young people growing up. Please see more information about the work they do:

Stonewall – what they do, who they are…

Program of study for 2015-16

PSHCEe -Plan for 1hr or 1:30 lesson a week depending your students and the set lessons and how you want to deliver the lesson to the needs of your students.

Year 7 PSHCEe 1hour per week (YHA) The Archbishop of York Youth Trust “Be the change you want to be”- Young Leaders Award

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
Citizenship (YLA) Faith Growing up(SRE, DARE) Citizenship (YLA) Hope& Financial Education Careers & Financial Education Health & Wellbeing Citizenship (YHA) Action
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PSHCEe / Student leadership Assembly PSHCEe PSHCEe Admin day & Student leadership


Year 8 PSHCEe 1hour per week

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
Citizenship & Financial Education Risky Behaviour(SRE, DARE) Citizenship Careers Health & Wellbeing Citizenship
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Assembly PSHCEe PSHCEe PSHCEe / Student leadership Admin day & Student Leadership


Year 9 PSHCEe 1hour per week

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
Citizenship & Financial Education Risky Behaviour(SRE, DARE) Citizneship Careers & Financial Education Health & Wellbeing Citizenship
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PSHCEe PSHCEe Assembly PSHCEe / Student leadership Admin day & Student leadership

Ks3 Provision of PSHE / Citizenship / SEAL is 1 hour 30 minutes per week.


Year 10 PSHE 1hour per week

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
Citizenship Risky Behaviours(SRE, DARE) Citizenship Careers & Financial Education Health & Well being Citizenship
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PSHCEe PSHCEe PSHCEe / Student leadership Assembly Admin day & Students leadership


PS RE Year 10  1 hour session per fortnight:

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
RE & SPORT RE & SPORT RE &Work RE &Work RE & Relationships part 2 RE & Relationships part 2


Year 11 PSHE   AQA qualification LEVEL 1 & 2 1hour 30 mins per week

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
Making informed career choices Financial Education Health Life styles Revision Revision
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Admin day / Student led controversial issues PSHCEe PSHCEe PSHCEe Assembly


PSRE Year 11           1 hour session:   AQA qualification LEVEL 1 & 2

HT1a HT1b HT2a HT2b HT3a HT3b
Drugs, Alcohol and Tabacco Parenting craft Dealing with stress & Revision


Ks4 Provision of PSHE / Citizenship / SEAL is 1 hour 30 minutes per week.
KS4 Provision PSRE 1 hour per fortnight.
TOTAL : KS4 has a total of 4 hours of PSHE/ PSRE per fortnight.

How we assess in PSHCEe


Assessment records in PSHCEe:

Learning Outcomes PSHCEe Level GCSE indicator
Working below Level 1-2 G, F                 (PASS)
Working towards Level 3-4 E, D               (MERIT)
Working at Level 5-6 C, B           (DISTINCTION)
Working beyond Level 7-8 A, A*     (DISTINCTION STAR)


WHY assess PSHCE education?

  • To monitor our provision.
  • To give us, the learners and parents feedback about their progress and how their learning might be improved.
  • To provide tracking data for the school.
  • To improve learning and increase learners’ motivation.
  • To classify learners or give them a ‘level’.
  • To help learners to reflect on and identify what they have learnt.
  • To allow others to see the impact PSHE education is having for learners and on whole-school outcomes.

WHAT types of assessment do we use in PSHCE education?

  1. Assessment for learning
  2. Assessment of learning
  3. Baseline assessment

Draw & Write – Base line (these have been built into the PSHCE programme

On one page draw a picture of someone your age doing something risky
On other page Write/describe what is happening in the picture
Write/describe what making this risky
Now draw yourself in the picture. What are you saying? What are you doing?

AFL- formative

Assessment for learning – Build in Progress checks into your lessons to assess students understanding against your LO. Support students by ensuring that students know where they are (current level), Where they are going? (level) and how they are going to get there (what they need to do to improve.

Peer / Self assess

  • What has gone well? What learning objective have you achieved?
  • How well have you met the success criteria
  • What could you do to improve? How could you develop your understanding further? How could you improve your answers?
  • Set yourself a target for improvement.

AOL: Summative Assessment

  • Assessment Of Learning:
  • Students end of unit assessment.
  • To enable reporting to parent carers and achievement of students in PSHCEe.
  • Hold staff accountable.
  • Monitor standards. Tracking of students.