PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) is at the very heart of Ashley High School's ethos and curriculum. Weekly PSHCE lessons help all our students develop as individuals in a wider society. Our students learn to understand themselves physically, emotionally, socially and sexually and to understand their relationships with others.
PSHCE has strong cross curricular links and is taught within many other areas of the curriculum including; RE, ASDAN Youth Award, COPE, Science, Food Technology, Maths, Duke of Edinburgh Award and through the work of our School Council and various student committees.
At Key Stage 3 students follow the ASDAN Stepping Stones programme and cover units including: Identity, Valuing Each Other, Earning Money, Different Cultures, Personal Wellbeing, Money Matters, Environment, Community Spirit, Active Citizen, Role of the Police, Health and Enterprise.
At Key Stage 4 students follow the ASDAN Key Steps programme and cover units including: International, What makes us British?, Personal Finance, Enterprise, Sex and Relationships, Rules, Law and the Justice System, Identity and Health. Year 10 students also access the Independent Travel Training programme provided through Halton Council.
Weekly Personal Development sessions linked to core skills are also taught at Key Stage 3, helping our students to develop their skills in the following areas:
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Communication and collaboration
- Creativity and imagination
- Student Leadership and personal development
- Digital literacy
These lessons consist of a wide range of fun, practical and often project based activities. Each class group at KS3 access these weekly lessons over a half term block.