Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHRE) and Citizenship at St John Fisher

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHRE) education at St John Fisher supports students’ learning and personal development.

Personal, social, health and economic education is a planned programme to help students and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities, along with equipping them with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly.

Students are given the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate their achievements and strengths in all areas of their lives and recognise their own worth. The programme allows students to demonstrate respect for differences between people and enabling them to recognise some strong emotions and identify ways of managing these emotions positively.  

Along with students being able to assess their personal qualities, skills and achievements and use them to set future goals, they are taught to present themselves confidently and use praise and criticism effectively.

Assembly and form time also support the PSHREHRE/Citizenship programme.

Overarching concepts in PSHRE at St John Fisher

  • Identity- personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these.
  • Sex and Relationships- including different types and in different settings.
  • A healthy –including physically, emotionally and socially, balanced lifestyle –including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet.
  • Risk –identification, assessment and how to manage risk rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others, and safety –including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings.
  • Diversity and equality –in all its forms.
  • Rights – including the notion of universal human rights, responsibilities-including fairness and justice.
  • Change –as something to be managed, and resilience- the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance.
  • Career- including enterprise, employability and economic understanding.


Curriculum/Areas covered

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle Enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle Enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle Moral/ Critical Thinking Moral/Critical Thinking
Healthy Relationships Healthy Relationships Healthy Relationships Enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle Post 16 options/careers
E-Safety Managing money Business and Finance Healthy Relationships Exploring the dangers of alcohol/Smoking and illegal drugs
Managing money E-Safety Elections and political parties Managing money/ Financial Capability Relationships/Health/ Well-being
Social, Emotional Learning  Managing Risks/Keeping Safe Exploring alcohol Exploring alcohol through  shock tactics Study skill & Exams preparations


Managing Risks/ Keeping Safe Success/Change Managing Risks Managing Risks E-Safety
Success/Change/Responsibility Human Rights/Equality E-Safety/Digital Citizenship E-Safety Knife Gang Crime
British Values British Values Knife Gang Crime Knife Gang Crime British Values/ Mutual Respect
Diversity Mutual Respect British Values/Mutual Respect British Values/Mutual Respect Democracy/Human Rights
Mutual Respect Responsibility Human Rights /Equality Human Rights/ Democracy/Equality The world of Work
Well Being Well Being Well Being Well Being Well Being