Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

Subject Co-ordinator: Mrs Jones

The aims of this subject are to enable students to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

It is split into

  1. Economic wellbeing and Financial capability.
  2. Personal wellbeing

Education for economic wellbeing and financial capability aims to equip each student with the knowledge, skills and attributes to make the most of changing opportunities in learning and work.

Personal wellbeing helps young people embrace change, feel positive about who they are and enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. This includes recognising that healthy lifestyles and the wellbeing of self and others, depends on information and making responsible choices.

Understanding that physical, mental, sexual and emotional health, affect our ability to lead fulfilling lives, and there is help and support available when these are threatened.
The school has regular visits from the school nurse Angela Scull, and the CHAT centre is available for confidential discussions.

We also have the services of a Relateen councillor who attends school every week.

The whole PSHEE/Citizenship course is taught in form groups by Form Tutors and is structured, interactive and inclusive. Regular homework and assessments are an integral part of the work.

Course overview

In Year 7 students are introduced too;
An introduction to Lakelands
Physical Health
Human Rights
Personal finance
Road safety
British Values

In Year 8 students discuss further;
Physical Health
Law and Animals
Road Safety
Personal Finance
Government, elections and voting
Emotional Health

In Year 9 students consider;
Public interest
Keeping the peace
Road Safety
Emotional Health

In Year 10 topics include;
Careers including personal qualities, job levels & families, post 16 options and researching jobs
Road Safety
Avoiding teenage pregnancy
Knife crime
How should I live my life?

in Year 11;
Careers including letter application, CV writing and interview technique
Road Safety
Drugs education
Revision techniques and planning
The job market
Testicular and breast cancer
Life and Death


For more information;

If you would like any further information about the PSHEE Curriculum at Lakelands Academy please click here to contact Mrs Jones.

Mrs R Jones