Phoenix Collegiate

Personal Development



Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help pupils grow and develop as responsible individuals. It equips pupils with knowledge and practical skills to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives. PSHE encourages pupils to be enterprising and supports them in making positive education and career choice. PSHE also enables pupils to reflect on and clarify of their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

The Phoenix Student Enrichment Days (SEDs) programme has been devised to fulfil our statutory responsibility to support students' spiritual, moral, cultural, physical and personal development. The programme supplements existing provision in PSHE, mathematics, science, computing, PE, RE, Design & Technology and takes account of DfE guidance concerning Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), preventing and tackling bullying, safeguarding and equality.


PSHE Curriculum and programme of study

The PSHE curriculum is based on three core themes and planning is centred on this programme of study. (Key objectives for each core theme can be viewed in the RSE and PSHE Policy).

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships & Sex Education (statutory requirement)
  • Living in the Wider World (Careers & Finance Education)

SED Road Maps

In addition to the core themes, we promote also personal development by preparing pupils for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. ‘The Phoenix Edge’ is a character education program which promotes the development of life skills in key attributes within Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.


British Values & SMSC


We live in a richly diverse, multicultural and multi-faith country and have a responsibility in promoting and encouraging a culture that upholds British Values.  At Phoenix, we aim to reflect the British Values in all that we do.  We support and nurture our pupils to be safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults so that they can make a positive difference to British society and the world.

The Department for Education defines British Values as:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty and mutual respect
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs



We also recognise that developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural values, plays a significant part in personal development.  The ability to learn, achieve and raise aspirations, supports and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain. We recognise that SMSC is the heart of our curriculum and school ethos therefore, SMSC is embedded into the curriculum, delivered by all subjects and in Student Enrichment Days. We provide an education that provides our pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own;

  • spiritual awareness,
  • personal behaviour,
  • positive attitudes,
  • understanding of their social and cultural traditions,
  • appreciation of the diversity and richness of the cultures, particularly British culture.


Our Sex and Relationships Education Policy can be found here.