PSHE/Citizenship

At The Hollins we will teach your children how to be safe and healthy in all aspects of school life. The development of the whole child is at the heart of PSHE. We aim to remove barriers to learning, raise aspirations and prepare them for life after school.

In PSHE, students will explore the three core themes for successful living which are, health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing, finances, enterprise and career education).  The true emotional development of our students will be shown throughout their empathy for others and self-awareness.

We explore topics relevant to young people growing up in Accrington and Britain in the 21st Century. Through the delivery of our PSHE curriculum we aim to address issues such as teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity. Our ultimate aim is to produce ‘Mentally Healthy’ students who have emotional and physical coping mechanisms for life. We are continuously developing the curriculum to keep our students up to date with relevant issues in our ever-evolving society, for example the addition of lessons that address knife crime and county lines.

Our PSHE curriculum will prepare our students for the plethora of situations life may offer any individual. Students have the opportunity to meet and work with people from different backgrounds including the Police, Ministry of Defence, people who have been homeless, “Every Action has Consequences”, ex-drug addicts, transgender people and people living with HIV.

Ultimately, we ensure that all pupils at every level receive a rich and fulfilling Citizenship/PSHE curriculum to ensure that they are valuable members of our school and local communities.