Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) features prominently in all that we do at Shrewsbury House and is an important part of our education and development of the whole child.

PSHE addresses spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues and aims to improve the well-being of the pupils at Shrewsbury House, as well as equipping and preparing them for life beyond Preparatory School.

PSHE is embedded in subjects across the curriculum. All pupils have a weekly PSHE session with their own form tutor, taught as a bespoke lesson in a spiral progression, and on a theme followed by all. This allows an age-specific approach to discussing topics. PSHE provides an excellent opportunity to explore and learn about some of the big issues of the world and many situations that pupils will encounter in their daily lives, both now and in years to come. Some of the contemporary topics include Fundamental British Values, physical and mental wellbeing, career education, internet safety, sustainability, diversity and respect for others.

In addition to the discussions within tutor sessions and lessons, specific PSHE-related sessions are set up across the year with visiting groups and specialist speakers. Examples of recent such sessions include Internet Safety, Relationships and Sex Education, financial awareness, self-esteem, self-confidence and personal safety.

PSHE themes are developed further in Assemblies, House Meetings and Year Group Meetings, thereby raising awareness and understanding of topics across the whole school and encouraging cross-curricular links. The PSHE themes play a vital part in encouraging the boys to develop their own personal thinking and to understand better their own position and contribution to the wider world, whilst also stressing the significance of considering the needs and position of others around them.