The British School of Lomé
Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE education is a programme of learning though which young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Personal Social and Health Education promotes the moral, ethical, cultural, mental, spiritual and physical development of young people at the school and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities, risks and experiences of later life. The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide students with the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

The Programme of Study

The programme of study for all key stages is based on three 'core themes'.

1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World

The PSHE programme is delivered using an integrated approach in the primary school particularly during 'Topic' lessons. In the secondary school PSHE is delivered as a distinct lesson every two weeks.