PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)



Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, which includes Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), is a subject through which pupils develop the transferable knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe; to make informed decisions, to manage their lives both now and in the future and achieve their Personal Best. 

The aim for PSHE education is to provide all pupils with: 

  • Accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge 
  • Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding 
  • Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary, challenge their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities. 
  • The skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives 
  • Opportunities to develop positive personal attributes including respect, communication, trust, resilience, honesty, responsibility, problem solving, reflection and curiosity.  


The programme of study is based upon three core themes within which there is broad overlap and flexibility. These are:  

Core 1 – Health and Wellbeing 

Core 2 – Relationships 

Core 3 – Living in the Wider World 


PSHE Key Learning Intentions are here:
Key Learning in PSHE in Years 1 and 2
Key Learning in PSHE in Years 3 and 4
Key Learning in PSHE in Years 5 and 6


We have spent recent years developing our PSHE curriculum to ensure it is inline with the new statutory expectations and to meet the needs of our community. Following consultation with pupils, parents, staff and governors we have produced a PSHE policy, a separate RSE policy and a progressive curriculum.

Please check the curriculum document each half term to check the foci of the lessons your child will have. If you have any questions or wish to look at the resources that will be used, please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Gaskell (Deputy Headteacher and PSHE lead).

Since the end of the periods of Lockdown due to Covid-19, our PSHE curriculum has focused significantly on taking care of the mental health of our young people and developing their resilience. For information, these documents are still available in teh downloads below. From September 2022 the full PSHE curriculum will be delivered and in addition, time will be spent on aspects of the curriculum identified as a priority by our pupils, staff and parents. 

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