The Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic (PSHCE) curriculum is a programme of learning through which our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHCE contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives. The curriculum encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHCE education is providing opportunities for students to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
All areas of PSHCEe:
www.childline.org.uk – Childline provide support to young people who have concerns about themselves or their friends. They are trained listeners who will never break your confidentiality and will never judge. They are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can either call them on 0800 1111 or you can talk to them online at www.childline.org.uk
www.samaritans.org – Samaritans: call 08457 90 90 90 any time day or night.
www.youngminds.org.uk – Young Minds is a charity which focuses on young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The site includes downloadable information leaflets on a range of topics, including self-harm, aimed at both young people and adults.
www.b-eat.co.uk – Beat, the eating disorders charity: the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight or shape
www.selfharm.co.uk – this is a website developed by someone who used to self-harm. It provides lots of support and information including access to ‘Alumina’, which is a six-week online programme to help you overcome self-harm. You can self-refer.
http://thewishcentre.org.uk/ - a local service offering self-harm support and recovery
Health and Drugs education:
http://www.nhs.uk/ - has lots of information ranging from puberty to staying physically healthy
http://www.compass-uk.org/compass-harrow - an organisation based in Harrow which works to prevent substance misuse amongst young people up to the age of 24. Self-referral is also possible.
Relationships and Sex education:
Staying safe online:
http://www.parliament.uk/education/ - contains lots of educational games and information on what it means to be a citizen in the UK and different forms of government
http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources - website contains lots of information about humanitarian related topics and how students can become active citizens
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender support:
www.stonewall.org.uk/ - Stonewall works with a whole range of angencies to address the needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexual people in the wider community.
Tel: 020 7593 1850
www.metrocentreonline.org/ - Metro is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, comminity & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. METRO works with anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.
Tel: 0208305 5000
www.akt.org.uk/ - The Albert Kennedy Trust supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment.
Tel: 020 7831 6562
www.schools-out.org.uk/ Schools out is an organisation that aims to make schools safe and inclusive for everyone.
https://switchboard.lgbt/ - LLGS provides free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK.
Tel: 0300 330 0630
www.fflag.org.uk/ - FFLAG is a national voluntary organisation and registered charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.
Tel: 0845 652 0311
www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/ - Mermaid offers family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues.
Tel: 0844 334 0550
www.brook.org.uk/ - BROOK provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.
Tel: 07717 989023
www.bishuk.com/ - BISH UK is for everyone over 14, who are, or are thinking about, having sex and relationships. All genders and sexualities, people with disabilities, backgrounds, beliefs and values. Tel: 0844 334 0550
Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL
Mr Emlyn Lumley
0208 952 2803