PSHCE Education

Department Vision

Personal, social, health, citizenship and economics education is one of the most important subjects within the school as it teaches lessons for life and the values that students need to be successful in modern Britain and as global citizens. It also teaches students about important safeguarding issues and legal information in order to help our students navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. We believe that there is no monopoly on life wisdom which is why all our form tutors participate in the delivery of this subject. We also believe that many of the subjects are best delivered by the pastoral teachers who know our students best.


  • To provide formal guidance on personal, social and moral issues, including statutory sex and relationships education [A1]
  • To educate about important social values including those termed British values [A2]
  • To provide health education including and mental health [A3]
  • To develop our students’ concept of active citizenship both on a local, national and international level [A4]
  • To provide excellent careers guidance, enterprise education and financial literacy [A5]
  • To learn how to protect against dangers in life which can cause harm, including extremism [A6]
  • To teach basic economic literacy and develop enterprise [A7]
  • To develop excellent communication skills, both oral and written [A8]
  • To empower every Beths student in being confident, happy and successful [A9]
  • To develop a deep understanding of the religious and cultural beliefs of others [A10]


This syllabus has been put together over 12 months of work by a team of dedicated pastoral leaders in the school, experienced teachers, the religious studies department, the school counsellor and two designated safeguarding leads (level 3 trained). It should also be understood in relation to the following policies:

  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Prevent
  • Online Safety
  • Equalities
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

It is also written in compliance with the Department for Education’s guidance Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education September 2021

All parents were consulted about content during the initial stages of the development of this syllabus which has been written precisely for the students of Beths Grammar School and their child developmental needs.


Scheme of Learning