Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

‘There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.’ – Nelson Mandela

PSHE gives children the tools to help them understand how they are developing both socially and personally and investigate wider moral, social and cultural issues. PSHE education embodies what it takes for children to become a good citizen and the rights and responsibilities they possess currently, or those they will gain as they grow into young adults and beyond.

Our lessons aim to equip pupils with effective decision-making skills and the ability to calculate risk effectively. Class teachers use discussion as an effective tool to teach PSHE, allowing children time to articulate their thoughts and feelings in a calm, caring and respectful environment. In addition to discrete class sessions, PSHE features throughout the wider school curriculum and school ethos, with many opportunities taken to focus on topical and current issues during assemblies and focus events such as Mental Health Week.

By the time they leave our school, every child will have a deeply ingrained sense and understanding of the core values which underpin our school. In PSHE, this will manifest in the following outcomes for every child:

– To become caring members of the community with strong self-awareness, interlinked with the compassion of others.
– For all children to have the confidence, willingness and ability to try new things, push themselves and persevere.
– To become ready for adult life and twenty-first century living, solving the problems that may come about with creativity and imagination.
– To challenge themselves, and negative stereotypes, with an attitude of open-mindedness and respect.
– To have the character, responsibility and honesty required to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
– To have a good understanding of how to stay safe and healthy, and develop good relationships and be respectful.

Please download the documents below for further information on our PSHE curriculum.

PSHE Curriculum Overview

PSHE Progression Map

New Relationship and Sex Education statutory guidance

It is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) as a fundamental part of the curriculum. As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

Please read the following documents that we share with parents as part of our consultation. You will also find lesson plans for every PSHE/RSE lesson that we teach to our children so you can be fully informed.

RSE – Primary Schools – Guide for Parents

RSE Primary Schools Guide for Parents

RSE Policy

Relationships, Health and Sex Education Policy

PowerPoints for Parents

RSE Parent Consultation KS1 for parents
RSE Parent Consultation KS2 for parents

PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 1

Autumn 1 – My Family and Me
Autumn 2 – Being the Healthiest Me
Spring 1 – Citizenship
Spring 2 – Caring for the Wider World
Summer 1 – Safe Me
Summer 2 – Economics

PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 2

Autumn 1 – How Am I Feeling
Autumn 2 – My Friends and Me
Spring 1 – Healthy Me
Spring 2 – Jobs in our Community
Summer 1 – My Body
Summer 2 – What’s the Risk

PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 3

Autumn 1 – Pressures I May Face
Autumn 2 – Great Friends Think Alike
Spring 1 – Looking After Me
Spring 2 – People in our Community
Summer 1 – We are Family
Summer 2 – First Aid

PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 4

Autumn 1 – My Feelings and Me
Autumn 2 – Responsible Me
Spring 1 – Respecting the Individual
Spring 2 – Managing Myself and My Behaviour
Summer 1 – Collective Responsibility
Summer 2 – Puberty

PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 5

Autumn 1 – Similarities, Differences and Stereotypes
Autumn 2 – Careers Week
Spring 1 – Online Safety
Spring 2 – First Aid and Head Injuries
Summer 1 – Growing Up
Summer 2 – What Do I Know About Drugs

PSHE Lesson Plans – Year 6

Autumn 1 – My Mental Health and Me
Autumn 2 – Choices, Choices, Choices
Spring 1 – Living in an Online World
Spring 2 – Changing Relationships
Summer 1 – Reproduction
Summer 2 – Moving On Up