“PSHE education helps children and young people to stay safe, healthy and prepare for life's opportunities.”

At Trafalgar School, PSHE education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which our students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now, and in the future. As an integral part of our Personal Development Curriculum, PSHE education helps to safeguard students, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and promotes thoughtful and articulate discussion on relevant issues in their lives.

Our curriculum focuses on four linked themes: health and wellbeing, relationships (including online), RSE and living in the wider world. At Key Stage 4, students also develop knowledge of careers and further education. Relational practice enhances our PSHE provision and students are asked to consider their own personal qualities; rights to personal boundaries and how their power as an individual can be harnessed as an active bystander to challenge inappropriate behaviours and create an ethos of success for all.  

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students have one 50 minute lesson over the two-week timetable delivered by a member of our Pastoral team.  In Years 10 and 11, this increases to 100 minutes a fortnight, with learning delivered by our humanities team. 

Our curriculum ensures students are empowered to make decisions that keep themselves and others as well as developing the tools to make them resilient, successful and ultimately happy young people.

Effective assessment allows students and teachers to: reflect on what has been learned; increase motivation for future learning; and demonstrate impact. Students are assessed on statutory core themes and the wider world through self and peer assessment.

PD days throughout Key Stage 3 & 4 offers opportunities for visitors, outside speakers and trips to venues outside Portsmouth to broaden horizons.

Welcome to PSHE at Trafalgar School.

We are proud to lead PSHE at Trafalgar School. Our team is passionate about the subject, understanding the range of critical issues students face every day such as friendships, emotional wellbeing and change. To ensure our students can make the best choices for their wellbeing, we endeavour to provide students with a solid foundation for whatever challenging opportunities lie ahead - so they can face a world full of uncertainty with the certainty they have the skills required to achieve success.


Laura Hudson - Roberts (Director of Humanties) 

Matt Gronow (Director of Humanties) 

Kelly North

Gemma Pearse

Katherine Davies

Jan Morrison

Charlotte Argyle

Alice Arnold