In line with the DFE guidance, Haughton Academy understands the importance of the knowledge expected of pupils as a result of promoting PSHE and fundamental British values.


We aim to enable pupils:

We provide a programme, which imparts knowledge, develops life skills and explores values regarding the physical, sexual, moral, social and vocational self. 

Content of PSHE 

Within this subject we aim to promote wellbeing of pupils, produce guidance and advice on a range of subjects such as relationships and sex, drugs and alcohol, personal safety, financial responsibility and careers guidance. Our intention is to empower pupils and promote equal opportunities, self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. Our pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. 

At Key Stage 3, pupils will investigate a range of areas including mental health and wellbeing, family and relationships, transition and safety, personal health, risk taking behaviour and British values. The PSHE unit runs alongside the RE scheme of work which focuses on developing skills in debating, analysing and discussing difficult and controversial issues.  

At Key Stage 4, pupils will examine in-depth issues concerning personal safety and behaviour within school and the wider community so that we can ensure pupils are well equipped for life beyond Haughton, Education Village. 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. The PSHE unit runs alongside the RE scheme of work which focuses on debating and discussing issues surrounding drugs and alcohol education, sex and relationships, managing finances and exam stress.

Click here to see the RSHE policy