Personal health, social and citizenship is the bedrock of the Gloucester house integrated curriculum and is the golden thread running through all our work across the school day. There are more details available in the Intent, Implementation and Impact document, the PHSE, RSE and SMSC procedures.

This outline covers discrete taught curriculum elements.


All pupils at Gloucester House have SEMH needs, due to this PSHE is a key part of our curriculum.  We cover the Primary and KS3 curriculum but ensure that all pupils are receiving a balanced overall coverage which cover any gaps in learning, any misconceptions and which are taught in a sensitive way dependant on individual needs.  A yearly overview is planned by a subject lead teacher but additional sessions may be taught to groups to address issues which fit specific areas of PSHCE.  Teachers are responsible for ensuring that they cover all aspects of PSHCE at an age-appropriate level.


PSHE sessions are taught weekly and SOW are taken from the PSHE Association which gathers resources from different areas including links to charities and other organisations.  Sessions take different formats to engage the pupils in the learning including discussions and debates, role play, online activities, creative tasks and written activities.  Topics are revisited to ensure pupils are confident in their content and that they can apply their learning to different real like situations. 

Pupils also take part in weekly circle times which reinforce and develop learning from PSHE sessions.


When pupils leave Gloucester House they will:

  • Have an understanding about how to approach different real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • Be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful active members of society
  • Appreciate and respect difference and diversity
  • Be able to understand and better manage their own emotions
  • Have an idea of how to look after their own mental health and well being
  • Understand how to get help when they need it
  • Have healthy, positive relationships with peers and understand what healthy relationships look like
  • Have respect for themselves and others
  • Have positive self esteem