P.S.H.E. and Citizenship provides children with full opportunity to explore personal, social, moral and cultural issues relevant to daily life and offers ways and means of coping with situations. It enables children to develop the necessary life skills and knowledge to equip them for responsible citizenship within the school and wider community.

At Abbey Park Middle School we believe that Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (P.S.H.E. C.) is an essential part of children’s development. Within the programmes that run along Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 guidelines, children learn about issues they will encounter during adolescence and many that will lead them into adulthood.

Topics studied include growing and puberty, feelings and emotions, health and hygiene, safety, communications and the community, to name a few. The programmes also include drug and sex/relationships education, both of which are approached in a sensitive way, appropriate to the age of the children and in close liaison with the Science Department.

P.S.H.E. lessons incorporate a range of teaching methods, as well as a variety of invited speakers, such as our School Nurse, who will give children a greater insight into specific topics, as well as workshops provided by drama groups.

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