PSHE aims to provide children with the knowledge and skills to keep themselves happy, healthy and safe, as well as to prepare them for life and work.

In Nursery and the Early Years, Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) is taught. Children are supported with managing their emotions and developing a positive sense of self. Children will set simple goals and are encouraged to persist when activities are challenging. Children will learn about how to live a healthy lifestyle and how to be a good friend.

In PSHE lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2, children will learn how to stay safe and healthy, how to build and maintain successful relationships and how to become active citizens.  Units such as ‘Diverse Britain’ encourage seeing each and everybody’s value in society. Units such as ‘Think Positive’ and ‘Be Yourself’ promote strong and positive views of self. Children will also explore essential safeguarding issues, developing their knowledge of when and how they can ask for help.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is also taught as part of the curriculum. The focus is on the fundamental building blocks of positive relationships with a particular emphasis on friendships and relationships.

The teaching of RSE follows the DfE statutory guidance, as outlined below: