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Personal, Social, Health Education

Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at High Wycombe CE Combined School helps our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and making the most of life’s possibilities; helping them to flourish thereby opening the doors to opportunities.


The study of PSHE and RSE at HWCE is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. At HWCE, we aim for a high quality PSHE curriculum which develops skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Our curriculum has been adapted to ensure opportunities for all learners are equal, irrespective of SEN, gender, ethnicity, background or beliefs. We aim to do this by placing a greater focus on practical role-play scenarios where children have the opportunity to develop their language acquisition skills. This helps us to place a greater focus on real-life experiences and understanding of different social scenarios. This ensures all learners have an equal chance to succeed, regardless of language gaps and written barriers to learning.