The aim of PSHE at Meridian is for our students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future within the world they live in.
PSHE is taught as a discrete lesson every week. The PSHE programme takes a thematic approach to delivery and is informed by best practice guidance from the PSHE association.The cycical curriculum is designed so that students will build on the knowledge, skills and understanding of the units they have explored in earlier years. For both the key stage 3 and 4 programme of study, materials that are presented are at the appropriate stages of our students’ development.
PSHE overview of topics and lessons for 2022-23
Why does PSHE as a subject matter?
The learning we undertake across the five years seeks to further safeguard students, supporting their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and to help prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. We aim to make our materials as context-specific to the lives of our young people as possible and be responsive to their needs.
What does PSHE help young people to achieve?
We tailor the programme to further instil our core behaviour values of resilience, ambition and respect as students learn about themselves and others. We believe that the development of these core values develops the emotional intelligence of our students to utilise in the community and wider world around them.