Devon Hospitals Short Stay School



PSHE Subject Lead: Jane Adcock


PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

It is an area of the curriculum that helps pupils to develop a healthy sense of themselves and others, that intends to equip individuals with a sense of value for themselves and those around them and in the wider world. It should help them to make safe informed decisions and cope with life’s ups and downs.

PSHE includes the delivery of; ‘drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.’

Lessons are ideally taught alongside peers where ideas and opinions can be shared and discussed. Pupils’ individual circumstances are treated with sensitivity and lessons are always adapted to suit need. Pupils’ ideas and opinions are listened to and a warm and open atmosphere is always part of our school’s teaching environment.

We are members of the PSHE Association and follow a scheme of work based on health and wellbeing, living in the wider world and relationships. Lessons take place regularly at the outreach centre and more broadly, key events are highlighted such as safer internet day and mental health week.

 When pupils are ready to consider the next steps in their future education we ensure that pupils are supported in receiving advise and support for making decisions that may influence their careers.

As an example of what we do day to day, pupils are encouraged to be physically active, eat healthily, show kindness and respect to others and themselves, think positively, stick to the task in hand and complete it, be open minded and willing to try new things.