PSHE and Citizenship

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School believes that Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education and Citizenship are an educational entitlement of all students and an integral part of their emergence into adulthood. We aim to develop self-awareness, positive self-esteem and confidence to:

  • stay as healthy as possible

  • keep themselves and others safe

  • have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships

  • respect the differences between people

  • develop independence and responsibility

  • play an active role as members of a democratic society

The PSHE and Citizenship provision in the school will assist our students to value their achievements, deal with risk and meet the challenges of life now and in the future and identify their values and strive to live up to them. This will assist our school in relating positively to the neighbourhood and local community. It will allow us to raise standards of achievement by students who are more secure, motivated, confident and independent learners and help promote equal opportunities for all. It will also play a part in improving the health of our students and staff.

We have a number of outside agencies who support our PSHE and Citizenship learning at St Cuthbert’s. Some of these agencies include: Merseyside Police, Teenage Advice Zone (TAZ), Drugs and Alcohol Team, Smoking Education, John Moores University and Barclay’s Bank. We try to give students the information and advice they need to become responsible citizens in society

Events last year included:

  • A Visit from Lord Goddard who is a Peer in the House of Lords.
  • St Helen's College Drama production for Year 8 and 9 on Drugs and alcohol and Sexual Exploitation.

  • Year 7 completed a first aid course with British Red Cross.

  • Year 8 completed a 'restart a heart' course.
  • Training for some students to become Peer Mentors with Catch22.

  • Training for students to become BOSS champions with Barnardos.


Ms N Ward: Personal Development Leader and Teacher of PE


Year 7 PSHE Progress Grid

Year 8 PSHE Progress Grid

Duke of Edinburgh Award Website

PSHE and Citizenship News