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PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education.


SRE- Sex and Relationships Education.


Mrs T Ballard (Infant School) and Mrs N Baker (Junior School) are our PSHE / SRE Curriculum Leaders.

PSHE stands for Personal, Social and Health Education and is a planned programme to help children and young people develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. It links closely with our SMSC teaching as it helps pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.


SRE stands for Sex and Relationships Education which is designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.


Your legal rights regarding SRE can be found in our RSHE Policy below




At our school, we believe that PSHE helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, in order to become informed, active and responsible citizens. The work we do in PSHE links directly to the Dimensions Scheme of Work, program of teaching metacognition techniques and also to the Christopher Winter Project for SRE and Drugs/Alcohol Education. PSHE also flows through all other curriculum areas.




PSHE is taught in each year group. We primarily follow our scheme of work which has been developed using Dimensions (a published scheme) and our metacognition resources. The Christopher Winter Project Resources is used to support SRE (Sex and Relationships Education).

In addition to our discrete PSHE lessons PHSE is also is delivered as an integral part of school life and in a number of ways:


  • we promote respect for ourselves, others and school property through a consistent school behaviour policy;
  • tackling inappropriate behaviour in a fair and systematic way;
  • Assemblies will be linked, whenever possible, to the relevant theme for that half-term;
  • pupils’ achievements will be praised and rewarded in Merit assembly weekly;
  • Circle Time activities will be used to encourage: the participation of individuals as part of a large group; respect for everyone’s views; the development of speaking and listening skills and the sharing of ideas with a whole group;
  • opportunities will be given to respond to significant issues which may arise within the class, school, locality, UK or globally, where this is appropriate. This includes challenging homophobic or transphobic language.
  • all subject areas may contribute to the PSHE curriculum, although certain subjects may have a more significant role to play e.g. Science, Citizenship, History and R.E.
  • through special activities and events, for example theatre workshops tackling specific issues, such as bullying and residential trips where pupils have the opportunity to work together in a different context;
  • the School Council gives an opportunity for pupils to contribute and discuss their ideas and viewpoints concerning whole school issues.
  • visitors can share knowledge and experience with pupils so they can extend their perspective and viewpoint on issues. Visitors will be made aware of our school approach and resources they will use will be vetted prior to being shown to the children.


Equal Opportunities and Inclusion:


PSHE can make a significant contribution to Inclusion, particularly in its focus on

promoting respect for all. All pupils will have the opportunity to access the PSHE curriculum, irrespective of social background, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or ability. Where appropriate, activities will be differentiated to facilitate this.


We deliver a PHSE curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.




Informal assessment is carried out. This is made following activities and through cross-curricular links. Where possible, self-assessment by the pupils is also used. Opportunities arise during Circle Times, class discussions, School Council meetings and in dealing with day to day issues to move pupils; learning or development on.


PHSE leaders talk with children, look at books, look at planning and work alongside colleagues in order to maximise our impact and ensure that quality teaching and learning are in place across the school. As a result, they create an action plan which is shared with staff and governors. The PHSE Governor meets with curriculum leads across the academic year and joins the school councils and/or lessons so they have a deep understanding of the school offer.

RSE - Relationships and Health Education