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PSHE at Gretton


Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) development is at the heart of everything we do here at Gretton and is woven throughout our whole curriculum. The overarching term personal development includes PSHE including Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), SMSC (including British Values), Preparation for Adulthood and Careers development.

Within these two webpages (PSHE & SMSC) we have tried to capture all the wonderful things that we do at Gretton to support the personal development of our learners. As a school, academic studies are incredibly important to us, but the bit we get really excited about is when we see a learner achieving their academic potential because of all their ongoing personal development: their emotional regulation, their reflective practice, their understanding of the wider world and their own aspirations for the future.

Although most PSHE has been statutory in schools since September 2020 and it is now a legal requirement as outlined under the ‘Children and Social Work Act 2017’, as published by the Department for Education, at Gretton we really value the opportunities that the PSHE curriculum offers our students. 

Key Stage 5 is optional, but we run a Programme of Study to support learners to prepare for adulthood within the official PSHE Association's framework. This ‘Programme of Study’ comprehensively covers the content required to be delivered from the Statutory Guidance, clearly mapped and identifying the learning opportunities required. 

There are three core themes embedded in PSHE from Key Stage 1-5:

PSHE & RSE Links for parents/carers

Mental health resources for children, parents, carers and families -

Have you checked out Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation's Report Remove tool? We understand that having a sexual image or video of themselves shared online can be a distressing situation for a young person. Any young person under 18 can now use Report Remove, allowing them to report to see if the content can be taken down. To find out more, visit:

Cambridge Safer Schools Newsletters:

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

September 2022

October 2022

Links to our PSHE & RSE policies can be found here


"The school provides a wealth of experience for pupils’ personal and emotional development."

"Personal development: Outstanding"

- Ofsted Report, January 2020

Here at Gretton we continue to develop our PSHE provision as well as continuing to share key information to support our families, carers and students. We will be working towards an accreditation for a PSHE Association Quality Mark to achieve recognition in excellence for PSHE.

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