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Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)


What are the aims of teaching Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)?

Whilst PSHE objectives do not directly appear in the National Curriculum, we believe the aspects covered are essential to our pupils' development.


The DfES report ‘Preparing Young People for Adult Life’ stated that ‘Society has a responsibility to help children and young people to meet the challenges of life by helping them to understand and value themselves, be optimistic about the future and life’s possibilities, and to develop positive self-esteem and confidence, and to take increasing control of, and responsibility for their lives and play an active part in their own communities. Personal, Social and Health Education, including Sex Education and Drug Education, provides a whole school strategy for working in partnership with parents and others to help children to overcome the social pressures they face and the barriers they present to learning and achievement.’


What does PSHE look like at Bramley St Peter’s?

At Bramley St Peter’s our PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.


The school aims to develop pupils’ understanding of:

  • identity, including personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these
  • relationships, including different types and in different settings
  • a healthy lifestyle, including physically, emotionally and socially
  • a balanced lifestyle, including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and diet
  • risk, including identification, assessment and how to manage risk rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others
  • safety, including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings
  • diversity and equality, in all its forms
  • rights, including the notion of universal human rights, responsibilities including fairness, justice and consent in different contexts
  • change and resilience, the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance
  • power in a variety of contexts including persuasion, bullying and negotiation
  • career, including enterprise, employability and economic understanding
  • their beliefs and the beliefs of others


Our curriculum is based on a scheme of work called You, Me PSHE. This provides a spiral approach designed to allow for previous learning; to be built upon in a way that develops key knowledge and skills and also allows this to be embedded to the children’s long-term memory. Work is divided into 7 strands allowing the children to revisit learning at an age appropriate level. Pre and post assessments alongside pupil questionnaires help us to assess pupil needs and ensure that our teaching is relevant to all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.


The 7 strands:


Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

Drug, alcohol and tobacco education  

Physical health and wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Keeping safe and managing risk

Careers, financial capability & economic wellbeing

Identity, society and equality



SRE is taught in Y2, 4 and 6. Please see the school and year group overviews for more information.

PSHE Policy written by our School Council - May 19

Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education