Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education (PSHEE)

Millfield Prep has always believed in giving children an all-round education, believing passionately that education is about developing the whole human being. In Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSEE), pupils will learn about the world in which they live, giving them the chance to learn vital life skills and develop into young adults. 

In Years 3 to 5, PSHEE is integrated within the curriculum and delivered by class teachers. Alongside this are weekly Circle Times, which focus on emotional wellbeing and relationships. Class teachers also deliver relationship and sex education as discreet lessons.

Pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 attend a weekly PSHEE lesson, experiencing a programme of learning opportunities designed to help young people grow as responsible individuals and members of the school and wider community. They will develop knowledge and skills to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives and to reflect upon their beliefs and opinions, as well as listen to and evaluate the values and attitudes of others. 

The PSHEE curriculum raises issues of diversity and equality and reinforces self- respect for others. It promotes empathy, inclusion, aspiration, emotional well-being and resilience as part of a whole school approach in preventing mental health issues in young people. 

Subjects covered include personal identity and transitions, healthy lifestyles, keeping safe, peer pressure, rights and responsibilities, valuing difference, healthy relationships on-line, relationships and sex, economic wellbeing, democracy and British institutions and values. 

PSHEE supports our pupils to recognise and manage risk by increasing thier knowledge of substance misuse and on-line safety, identifying the difference between unhealthy and healthy relationships, managing peer pressure and discussing and evaluating the emotional and physical changes and challenges of adolescence.