PSHE education offers children and young people significant opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to achieve, to be resilient and lead safe, confident, happy, healthy, responsible and independent lives. It aims to help children and young people understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values. PSHE education provides children and young people with a safe learning environment to practice and develop the skills necessary to manage the moral, social and cultural challenges and responsibilities that are part of growing up and living in the world.


The programme of study for PSHE education includes topics such as: bullying, citizenship, cultural diversity, healthy eating, physical activity, social and emotional health, wellbeing, relationships, economic education and financial capability.


Our PSHE curriculum will be delivered to Key Stage 1 through three core themes as outlined in the new Programme of Study written by the PSHE Association. These three themes are

  1. Health and Wellbeing
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the Wider World

In planning our curriculum we take into account our pupils’ prior learning and experiences. Our programme reflects the universal needs shared by all children as well as the specific needs of our pupils.