Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

'The curriculum includes chances for pupils to learn about the risks that they may face. Terrorism, e-safety and youth crime are themes included in subjects such as citizenship and throughout the wider curriculum. Consequently, pupils’ understanding of how to keep themselves safe is outstanding.' Ofsted 2017



Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education has now been part of the National Curriculum for over 10 years, and is intended to support pupils’ learning and personal development.

The importance of PSHE education provision to children and young people?

PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives. PSHE education encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in managing their finances effectively.  It also enables children and young people 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.


Each student at Kingsdale Foundation School follows a PSHE education programme which is delivered during weekly tutor sessions, with some topics being covered as part of the Citizenship programme of study.

Promoting Healthy Active Lifestyles

Kingsdale Foundation School understands that mental and social well-being is essential to overall health. Positive mental health allows people to cope effectively with stress and realise and work to their full potential whilst playing a meaningful role in their community.  Research shows that the experiences we have in childhood can have lasting, measurable consequences later in life suggesting that fostering emotional well-being from the earliest stages of life helps provide the foundation for overall health and well-being in later life. 

Social well-being is integral to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the maintenance of which is part of the fabric of everyday life at Kingsdale School. The development of happy, confident young people, within a nurturing environment that promotes the development of positive healthy relationships, is something the school regards highly and works hard to achieve.

Our Healthy Active Lifestyles summary booklet can be downloaded via the link below and provides details of all of the ways we support Healthy and lifestyles among our school community.


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