Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education



Heartlands High School aims to provide its students with an excellent PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic) education, which equips our young people with vital tools and skills needed to a lead happier  and healthier  life in 21st Century Britain. Focused PSHE lessons are delivered fortnightly during  form time and and during SEARCH DAYS. 

PSHE is taught as part of a wider Spiritual Moral Social & Cultural (SMSC)  programme at Heartlands  which includes Character education, Careers and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Education. PSHE  overs prominent themes which include Relationships and Sex education, physical and mental health, safety, financial literacy and economic wellbeing and is currently taught during form times and on SEARCH Days.

‘PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up.’ (PSHE Association) 

PSHE Curriculum Map

Please click on this link to view the Heartlands High School PSHE Curriculum Mapthis document gives a detailed overview of the subject content students cover in PSHE at Heartlands. 

Relationships and Sex Education at Heartlands

From this year secondary schools in Britain have a statutory obligation to deliver a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum. ‘The purpose of RSE is to help children and young people to be safe, healthy and happy as they grow up and in their future lives.’ (Sex Education Forum) At Heartlands RSE is taught within our extensive PSHE curriculum and is based on the Sex Education Forum’s 12 principles of good RSE education, which can be viewed here. The school’s RSE policy can be accessed here.

If parents or carers have any questions regarding the content taught in these sessions they should contact PSHE Lead; using the email below, in the first instance. 

Parent Support and Information 

Heartlands aims to develop strong relationships with parents and carers and offer support to families in supporting their child’s PSHE education. A comprehensive list of support agencies can be found here.


More information can be found on the PSHE@Heartlands Twitter page.   

Useful links:

PSHE Association – How PSHE can help your children

Care for the Family – Organisation supporting families and parents

Contact – an agency supporting parents with disabled children

Young Minds – Supporting my child with anxiety

For further information contact: