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PSHE, Health & Wellbeing

PSHE Education

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Emotional) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.

We use the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme across the school to enhance our PSHE and emotional well-being curriculum. Through this we encourage the children to stay as healthy as possible. We strive to give the children self-awareness and confidence to keep themselves and others safe. We give the children positive self-esteem, to enable the children to have worthwhile and fulfilling relationships, whilst respecting the difference between people. We develop their independence and responsibility so that they can make the most of their own and others’ abilities and play an active role as members of a democratic society.

There are three key themes of this area of the curriculum within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility:

Health and Wellbeing


Living in the Wider World

1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle

2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing 

3. How to manage risks to physical and emotional health and wellbeing 

4. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe 

5. About managing change, such as puberty, transition and loss

6. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources of help with this

7. How to respond in an emergency 

8. To identify different influences on health and wellbeing

1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts 

2. How to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships

3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse

4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help

5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions 

2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately as citizens

3. About different groups and communities

4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community

5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment

6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe  and the importance of managing it effectively 

7. How money plays an important part in people’s lives 

8. A basic understanding of enterprise.  

These areas are covered through SEAL, daily collective worship themes, daily reflection, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), theme weeks, cross curricular study and discrete PSHE lessons.

We use the PSHE Association Planning Toolkit to support our teaching.