Personal Social Health and Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help children and young people to grow and develop as individuals, as members of families and of social and economic communities.

The PSHE programme aims to deliver all or some of the personal development aspects of the curriculum including:

  • Personal Financial Education
  • Careers Education Guidance
  • Citizenship
  • Work Related Learning and Enterprise (at Key Stage 4)

Key Stages 3 and 4 (Years 7-11)

All year groups have lessons covering the following topics for PSHE:

  • Image and Health
  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • Careers
  • Finance
  • Staying Safe
  • Healthy lifestyles

Additional targeted lessons include subjects such as anti-bullying, e-safety, mental health awareness, protective behaviours and knife safety. Year 7 students also complete a unit on transition during their first term.

The PSHE programme is delivered in weekly, 50 minute sessions by Form Tutors. School nurses deliver some of the sex and relationships education to students in years 9 and 10.

At Key Stage 3, the programme of study aims to develop students to be confident and understanding members of society. They are taught the importance of being responsible citizens, both in terms of personal safety and health issues, and in being members of a wider community.

At Key Stage 4, the programme of study aims to prepare students for a more adult role both within the College and the wider community. Students are given more opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning and to research the further education or employment options open to them. They continue to look at spiritual, moral and cultural issues which will be part of their adult lives, and the importance of being able to express their opinion whilst accepting differences that others may have.

Huxlow students cast their votes in mock General Election

As part of our Citizenship commitment at Huxlow, a Mock General Election was held on Thursday 8 June 2017. On the day, students and staff cast their votes in a secret ballot in the Library. Members of the sixth form became Polling Officers for the day, supervising the voting process and counting the votes ......Read more

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Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge 2017: Huxlow prepare for semi-finals

The Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC) is an annual competition in which students across the county are asked to develop an enterprising idea which will help other young people who are struggling with a specific social issue. This year’s theme is Drugs and Psychoactive Substances ...... Read more

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Gold heart balloon release for Childhood Cancer Awareness

On the morning of Friday 30th September 2016, Huxlow’s House Captains and their squads released four gold heart balloons to mark the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ......Read more

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Mock EU referendum at Huxlow: 52% leave, 48% remain

As part of our Citizenship commitment at Huxlow, a Mock EU Referendum was held on Thursday 23 June. The outcome perfectly reflected the national outcome: 52% voted to leave, 48% voted to remain ......Read more

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Staying safe near open water with the Water Safety Code

As the weather starts to improve, Huxlow Science College are reminding all students about staying safe near the lakes and rivers. During Tutor time, all students will be going through the Water Safety Code and discussing the dangers of swimming in open water ......Read more

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"The Power of Love": powerful drama workshops focusing on healthy relationships for Year 10

Northamptonshire Police provided a drama workshop session on Thursday 3rd March called “The Power of Love”, delivered by the Solomon Theatre Company. The students watched a powerful live drama performance all about families, friends and relationships......Read more

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