PSHE at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College


What is PSHE?

Personal, Social and Health Education is an important part of the wider school curriculum. When delivered well, PSHE education has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils.

At Tarporley, students follow a programme that supports their personal development and helps develop knowledge and skills that will equip them for life in the 21st Century and for a future beyond Tarporley High School.

This study programme includes the statutory aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education guidance with key themes re-visited in an age appropriate context. At all times the programme promotes values of safety, respect and open-mindedness.

In addition to the statutory elements around relationships and health, our programme is designed to be flexible and responsive to current situations that may affect the wider or local community.


How is our PSHE curriculum delivered?

Our PSHE curriculum is delivered primarily through 6 PSHE mornings. During these sessions, students follow a programme of study facilitated by their tutors in year teams. Students record key learning, messages and outcomes from the sessions in their PSHE books.

Outside speakers also form a key part of the programme for sessions where we feel specialist knowledge and expertise will enhance and support delivery.

Students will also have opportunities to develop important employability skills and explore careers alongside the PSHE programme.

We aim to communicate to parents the key themes that will be explored in the sessions in advance of the mornings.

Alongside the PSHE mornings, our assembly programme reinforces key social and cultural themes and values with opportunities to build on these through further discussion during tutor time.

An overview of the Tarporley PSHE journey can be found as an infographic below.


What organisations do we work with?

Below are some examples of the organisations and resources that we use or work with to support our PSHE delivery.

  • Cheshire Alcohol Services
  • Cheshire Constabulary
  • Cheshire Health Services
  • Cheshire Road Safety Unit
  • Careers Advice Services
  • Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Drugs Intervention Service
  • St John’s Ambulance
  • Tarporley Rotary Club
  • University of Chester
  • The Proud Trust
  • Clarity One UK
  • PSHE Association
  • Body Positive
  • University Outreach Teams
  • Apprenticeship Providers