What is PSHE?

PSHE encompasses all areas designed to promote personal, social and health development. It gives children and young people the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to stay healthy and safe, develop worthwhile relationships, respect differences, develop independence and responsibility, make the most of their own abilities and those of others. It is very closely linked with S.M.S.C, our work on promoting British Values and our work to safeguard the learners in our care. PSHE is one of the most crucial aspects of the curriculum for our learners and thus has an equal emphasis as the core subjects and we cover the following:

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Self Esteem, Dealing with Stress, Sexual Health, Body Image and Media, Taking Responsibility for Own Health, Checking Yourself, Healthy Lifestyles


Friendships, bullying, Sexual Exploitation, Healthy Relationships, Parenting, Domestic Abuse, Sexuality, Loss and Separation and Radicalisation.

Living in the Wider World

Budgeting, Careers, Politics, Personal Safety, Job Seeking Skills, Evaluating Strengths and Areas for Development, Employability, Managing Time, Independent Living Skills.


The Citizenship curriculum covers the following subjects:

  • Active Citizenship
  • The Monarchy
  • Democracy and The Law
  • Fair Trade and Living in / out of The EU.
  • Government and politics
  • The justice system
  • Managing finances
  • Volunteering and ‘doing good’ for other people.

Aims of PSHE and Citizenship Education at R.E.A.L Alternative Provision School

Our mission statement reflects what we hope to achieve in PSHE and Citizenship. We want our learners to develop self- awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to:

  • stay as healthy as possible
  • keep themselves and others safe
  • have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships
  • respect the differences between people
  • develop independence and responsibility
  • play an active role as members of a democratic society
  • make the most of their own abilities and those of others
  • behave in a socially and morally acceptable way including towards authority and each other
  • to become involved in the life of their community
  • to know about democracy and how to be an active citizen
  • to know about economic wellbeing and manage their finances

We want our learners to:

  • value the achievements they make, and the achievements of others
  • make informed choices about dealing with risks and meeting challenges now and in the future
  • decide on values by which they want to live their lives

Our R.E.A.L Alternative Provision School curriculum and ethos promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, promotes British Values and aims to prepare all pupils for the opportunities and responsibilities within their lives.

British Values Statement

R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision