PSHE (social, health and economic education) at LSA is delivered through the following:
- Life lessons
- Law, Politics and Society lessons for key stage 4 students
- Aspects of other curriculum areas for example Religious Studies and Science
- Form time sessions for all students
- Personal Development days
The aim of PSHE is to educate and support pupils to be prepared for modern life. This incorporates health education, relationships education and economic wellbeing and careers. Through the PSHE education in school, pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. The PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.
The curriculum is divided into three broad themes – Health and wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships.
At key stage 3, students build on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. PSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with the transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life. Students learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media.
At key stage 4, students deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and embed with resilience skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during key stage 3. PSHE education reflects the fact that students are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.