PSHEE education at the Dragon is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
The PSHEE programme contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. PSHE education at the Dragon School covers mental health and wellbeing; physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid); learning about safe, healthy relationships and sex (Year 7 & 8, including understanding consent, negotiating life online and intimate relationships).
PSHE education also makes a unique contribution to safeguarding at the Dragon and supports the school to fulfil our statutory duty to teach pupils to keep themselves safe.
Health, relationships, economic wellbeing and successful careers are all linked. PSHEE is the glue that binds them together. PSHEE gathers all of these aspects of preparing for modern life into a coherent curriculum subject for our young Dragons. During PSHEE lessons, Dragons are given the opportunity to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs about various issues embedded in the three main core themes, Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World, and to develop the skills, language and strategies necessary to manage these issues should they encounter them in their lives.