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Personal, social and health education (PSHE) at Park Spring Primary

PSHE is an important subject to teach, it is vital for pupils to learn how to keep safe and healthy in an everchanging world. PSHE is a key way that schools can ensure that pupils are receiving a wide and varied curriculum that is relevant to the lives they live today and prepares them for the future. PSHE is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. It helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.

Our Intent 

The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which equips children with the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe and responsible lives. The PSHE teaching should be accessible to all because we believe, at Park Spring, that our school should be an inclusive community where ALL aim high, develop positive values and beliefs, a sense of community, well-being and a caring attitudes towards others. PSHE aims to build our children’s understanding about how to play a positive and successful role within our society, now and in the future; our pupils are encouraged to play a positive and active role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our aim is to provide pupils with a knowledge of their world and give them confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We aim to provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.   

The content studied in KS1 and KS2:

  • relationship and sex education
  • drug, alcohol, and tobacco education
  • keeping safe and managing risk
  • mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • physical health and wellbeing
  • careers
  • financial capability and economic wellbeing
  • identity, society, and equality

Each year, pupils build upon their previous knowledge and deepen their understanding of the different modules taught. This helps children to know more and remember more based on these topics.

PSHE Units of Work version 2 23.6.21



Relevant statements are  taken from the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS statutory framework and the Development Matters age ranges, for Three and Four-Year-Olds and Reception, to match the programme of study for relationships and health education in addition to the non-statutory guidance of PSHE. 

National Curriculum Statutory Guidance can be found here