St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
St Bede’s Free School Go
Ofsted Outstanding

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

About the Subject

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) gives students the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare for life and work in modern Britain. The subject helps students to achieve their academic potential and to leave school equipped with crucial life skills.

As well as timetabled lessons in Year 7 and 9, PSHCE is delivered through a number of themed whole-day sessions throughout the year. On these days, students are encouraged to reflect on specific themes. These sessions are led by members of staff as well as outside agencies and include topics such as:

  • Health and wellbeing

- maintaining physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing

- making informed choices about health and wellbeing matters, including drugs, alcohol and tobacco; maintaining a balanced diet; physical activity; emotional health and wellbeing; sexual health

  • Relationships

- developing and maintaining a variety of healthy relationships within a range of social/cultural contexts

- recognising and managing emotions within a range of relationships

- respecting equality and being a productive member of a diverse community

  •  Living in the Wider World

- rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy

- developing employability, team working and leadership skills and developing flexibility and resilience

- discovering how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others, and about rights and responsibilities as consumers.

Year 7

  • Citizenship and Government
  • Friendship and bullying
  • Healthy eating
  • Growing up
  • Relationships

 Year 8

  • Online safety
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Citizenship and problem-solving
  • Healthy relationships
  • Puberty and hygiene
  • Choices in relationships

Year 9

  • Study skills
  • Enterprise project
  • Cancer education
  • Self image
  • GCSE options and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  • Healthy relationships
  • Consent, contraception and STIs

 Year 10

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance use and abuse
  • The world of work
  • Healthy relationships

 Year 11

  • UCAS applications
  • Employability
  • Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).


Mrs Lisa-Marie Pugh  (PSHCE Coordinator)