PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives.

At Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas, we aim to explore issues and teach children questioning, thinking and debate skills. We believe that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn and achieve their potential and our PSHCE curriculum aims to embed safe practices as well as happiness, self-confidence and self-esteem. Fundamental British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty are explored through our approach and are also embedded across all aspects of school life, including Collective Worship, the curriculum and our ethos and core values.

PSHE is essential as:

  • it makes a major contribution to the health and achievement of children and young people;
  • it contributes to the welfare and safety of children and young people;
  • 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.

At our schools, we encourage all pupils to contribute positively to school life and the wider community through Play Leaders, Junior Leadership Team, fundraising events and supporting nominated charities.

PSHE is taught in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, within circle times, via collective worship and through other curriculum subjects where appropriate, as well as through Forest School, educational visits and community activities.