Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE education at Carr Manor Community School is a programme of learning through which pupils acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. The Coaching programme acts as the main vehicle for delivery of a whole-school approach, which is supported by targeted group work where appropriate. Personal, Social and Health Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

The Coaching system and delivery of PSHE and Citizenship education makes a significant contribution to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, their behaviour, safety and well-being. The time spent within these sessions is also essential to safeguarding pupils as each Coach gets to know each pupil and their family well.

PSHE at Carr Manor Community School equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. 

It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic well-being.

A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risks, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.

In addition to the core delivery of PSHE, pupils have extensive opportunities to further embed learning through School Councils, House Captaincy programmes, ‘Passengers into Crew’ leadership roles, charitable and volunteering work and enterprise events.


The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:

  • Accurate and relevant knowledge
  • Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
  • Opportunities to explore, clarify, and if necessary, challenge their own and others values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • The skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives

Personal, Social and Health Education is based on three core themes;

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World