PSHE is taught as a spiralling curriculum across the school under the advice of the PSHE Association.  It makes a significant contribution to the development of a wide range of essential interpersonal, intrapersonal and enquiry skills.

The three main areas of learning

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world – Economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen

The overarching concepts within PSHE

  • Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these)
  • Relationships (including different types and in different settings)
  • A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially) balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet)
  • Risk (to be managed rather than simply avoided) and safety (including behaviour and strategies in different settings)
  • Diversity and equality (in all its forms)
  • Rights, responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)
  • Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)
  • Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including persuasion, bullying, negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)
  • Career (including enterprise and economic understanding) 

We now follow the My Happy Mind scheme across school for PSHE. This scheme is split into five separate units. 

MEET YOUR BRAIN: Children understand how our brain works and how to look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. 

CELEBRATE: Children understand how they are unique, and that we all have character strengths that help us be the best we can be. 

APPRECIATE: Children learn why gratitude matters and how they can develop their skills of being grateful. 

RELATE: Children understand why positive relationships matter and how to develop the building blocks of good relationships and friendships. 

ENGAGE: Children understand how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience.

 We have also continued to follow the Jigsaw scheme to ensure we are covering the Changing Me and Relationships aspect of the PSHE curriculum.

Changing Me: Children can discuss how their body changes during puberty and compare this to a baby and older age. Children also prepare for upcoming changes in their life and what to expect as they move on to their new schools.