PSHE education can be defined as 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.

At West Hill Primary School, PSHE is embedded throughout our curriculum. Included in this are weekly assemblies linked to school values and the UNICEF charter for the Rights of the Child. Many aspects of PSHE learning are embedded across the school through a variety of activities such as School Council meetings, Enabling Enterprise lessons, the creation and maintenance of class charters, curriculum focussed weeks e.g. anti-bullying, black history month, charity events and Sex and Relationships Education (see statutory curriculum overview.)

SRE Curriculum Overview

We focus on 3 key themes:

Health and Wellbeing

• Maintaining physical health and wellbeing

• Managing risks to physical health and wellbeing

• Keeping physically and emotionally safe

• Making informed choices about health and wellbeing and recognising sources of help

• Managing change including puberty, transition

• Responding to emergencies

• Identifying different influences on health and wellbeing


• Developing and maintaining a variety of healthy relationships

• Recognising risky or negative relationships including forms of bullying and abuse

• Responding to risky or negative relationships and asking for help

• Respecting differences

Living in the Wider World

• Respecting themselves and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions

• Rights and Responsibilities as members of families, other groups and communities

• Respecting equality and being a productive member of a diverse community

• Respecting and protecting the environment

• Understanding where money comes from, keeping it safe, the importance of managing it effectively and how important it is to people’s lives

• A basic understanding of enterprise


Section 2.1 of the National Curriculum framework states:

‘Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

·         promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society

·         prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’