PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education)

PSHE education in The Co-op Academy Failsworth is a school subject taught through character lessons, Tutor Time and PSHE days. It helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

PSHE has an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for students. Our PSHE programme aims to develop skills and attributes such as leadership, organisation, initiative, communication, resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

Part of our PSHE scheme involves students taking part in PixL Edge. This innovative scheme is designed to help students develop skills that they will need in later life. In order to gain the qualification at “Apprentice”, “Graduate” or “Masters” level, students need to complete a range of activities from an approved list. The activities can be many and varied and can be undertaken in normal lessons, in extra-curricular clubs or outside of school. We are currently in the process of rolling this scheme out to Year 7 and 8.