Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) education is central to the development of pupils at ACE Schools. Our planned programme of study is designed to help our pupils deal with the difficult moral, social and health-related issues that arise in their lives and in society. It also helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live confident, healthy, independent lives as individuals, parents, workers and members of society.

The provision of a comprehensive PSHE education programme is central to achieving ACE School’s own mission to deliver a trauma informed approach to learning with strategic support from a dedicated team. It is also a whole school approach to PSHE which facilitates high quality relationships between staff and pupils, enabling staff to challenge and support pupils in becoming autonomously safer.

Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at ACE are embedded within our PSHE programme of study. Our pupils are taught age appropriate topics according to the most up to date guidance from the Department for Education and the PSHE Association. Staff delivering these courses receive regular CPD and training to ensure the high quality of our PSHE provision.

We promote the needs and interests of all pupils, irrespective of sex, gender identification, sexuality, culture, ability or aptitude. Our teaching pedagogy takes into account the ability, age, readiness and cultural backgrounds of our pupils to ensure that all can access the full PSHE education provision. We promote empathy and encourage our pupils to show a high regard for the needs of others. PSHE education is an important vehicle for addressing multicultural situations, both sex based rights and gender issues and for ensuring equal opportunities for all.

For further information about PSHE and RSE you can visit the following website:

PSHE education: a guide for parents |