PSHE (Personal Social, Health and Economic) education is a school curriculum subject in England that helps children and young people stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain. PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.
Relationships and Health Education is statutory in primary schools in England. This statutory element is embedded within our PSHE curriculum and has been developed in consultation with parents, our school communities and other stakeholders.
We use the SCARF materials from Coram Life Education Charity, supplemented by materials from the NSPCC and CEOP.
Our curriculum is an age-appropriate spiral curriculum, taught from Year 1 to Year 6 and ensures progression in knowledge, attitudes, values and skills. Children revisit six themes each year; Me and My Relationships; Valuing Difference: Keeping Safe; Rights and Respect; Being my Best and Growing and Changing. The spiral nature ensures that by the end of Year 6, children are secure in their knowledge of each requirement. In Nursery and Reception PSHE is taught through all aspects of learning and gives the foundations for the more formal teaching of this subject from Year 1.
Our PAT Relationships and Education Policy is available on the policy page of
The Priestley Academy Trust website.