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, ICT, Duke of Edinburgh Award and through the work of our School Council and various student committees.
At Key Stage 3 and 4 students follow a bespoke programme and cover units including: Relationships, living in the wider world, Health and Wellbeing and careers.
At Key Stage 4 students follow a bespoke programme and cover units including: International, Rules. Year 10 and Year 11 students also access the Independent Travel Training programme provided by Halton Borough 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.