All children are entitled to all they need to realise their full potential and for the healthy growth and development of their minds, bodies and emotions. Cloughwood Academy plays a vital role in promoting this growth and development and provides a full range of opportunities for the children during their time with us. Personal, social, health, relationships and economic education promotes pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and wellbeing.

SMSC promotes the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. Together they help equip children with the skills necessary to thrive and compete in a modern day multi-cultural society building knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. They aim to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen and introduces them to some of the principles of prudent financial planning and understanding.

We chose the Asdan Short Course – PSHE due to it’s suitability and differentiated learning outcomes.


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • a record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge
  • recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities
  • summary of achievement, highlighting skills development
  • personal statement

Course Content

The Short Course is split into 11 modules:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Keeping safe and healthy
  • Social media
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco and drugs
  • Sexual health
  • Respectful relationships
  • Families and parenting
  • Financial choices
  • Careers and your future
  • Living in modern Britain

Student progress is tracked and monitored in a PSHE book. Delivery of this course takes place every morning during form time.

PSHRE Policy 2019-20