Preparing students life in modern Britain - PHSE / Citizenship / British Values

PSHE page picPSHE curriculum is delivered to students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe - and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. The aim of the curriculum is to have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes, particularly for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged students.

PSHE curriculum helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage a range of critical opportunities and responsibilities they will be challenged with on the journey to adulthood and independence. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, Welling School aims tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils.

The skills and attributes developed through PSHE curriculum are shown to increase academic attainment and attendance rates, particularly among pupils eligible for free school meals. The curriculum sets out to improve employability and boost social mobility.

CITIZENSHIP PAGE PICThe UK Government recommended Citizenship education for implementing the Prevent Duty guidance that became a legal requirement in schools on 1 July 2015. In addition to the statutory requirement, Welling School’s Citizenship curriculum provides the ideal platform for exploring British values in the 21st century. All students are following a Citizenship curriculum during morning registration. The curriculum is delivered by tutors and resources that can be found in a designated folder. 

For the school, Citizenship education is important because the curriculum focuses on building character and developing the soft skills that employers want schools to develop in the younger generation.

The soft skills are:

  • communication
  • initiative
  • social interaction
  • teamwork

It is also important to take note that there are elements of citizenship education across curriculum areas - such as English and Humanities. 




british values page picAt Welling School, we are a value-rich society.  We understand our responsibility to embed opportunities to promote British Values within the school community. Students and staff therefore learn about the history of country and how our country became the beacon of liberalism, tolerance and fairness to the rest of the world.

Welling School staff are working with our students the moment they enter the school site. The aim of each member of staff is to ensure that every student enter the world of work as educated adults with a broad and informed perspective on the world. It is therefore imperative to understand that the foundation of Welling School’s curriculum delivery is focused on instilling British values and morals in all students.