PSHE Statement of Intent

To develop children’s understanding of PSHE and provide them with a foundation of life skills across all contexts (home/school/community) and time spans (primary/secondary/later life).


Our school is dedicated to delivering teaching that is stimulating and appropriate to every child’s needs, ensuring the inclusion of all pupils. All children need to feel valued and should be given the opportunities to succeed to the best of their abilities. PSHE, therefore, is delivered throughout the curriculum both as stand-alone planned lessons, and within the whole school ethos, which continually promotes its central importance to a well-balanced, child-centred curriculum. The curriculum is taught through the PSHE Association Curriculum in which the PSHE Skills and Knowledge Progression Grid is also used which splits learning into key areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World
    These are then broken down further 
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Healthy lifesytles
  • Growing and Changing
  • Keeping Safe
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Healthy Relationships and Valuing Difference
    Living in the Wider World
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Money


We are involved in the Healthy Schools Initiative and we are committed to giving our children the best information we can with regard to healthy lifestyles, so that they are able to make informed choices for themselves. Our children are encouraged to develop their thinking skills through questioning and debating issues that might arise in their own lives and those of others. Children that are given the opportunity to share their ideas and opinions within the safe environment of the classroom are children who will ultimately grow in confidence; enabling them to make better decisions for themselves both inside and outside of school. The school has a School Council with elected and representative members from classes in KS1 and KS2. The Council meet regularly to discuss the views of pupils, to make decisions and draw up action plans which contribute to school improvement.

Click here for the PSHE Skills Progression Grid


The RSE curriculum in Primary schools is split into two main sections by the DfE:

Relationships education and Health education.

Relationships education: By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught

content on: Families and people who care for me; caring friendships; respectful relationships; online relationships; and being safe.

Health education: By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on: mental wellbeing; Internet safety and harms; physical health and fitness; healthy eating; facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco; health and prevention; basic first aid; and the changing adolescent body.

Below you will find a RSE parents leaflet

RSE Leaflet for Parents


On the right under 'In this Section' you will find links to the DfE Guidance pages and useful links to websites for parents.