Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) Vision
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Pupils also find out about the main political and social institutions that effect their lives and their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity, and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
We aim to give our pupils opportunities to:
- take and share responsibility
- feel positive about themselves
- take part in discussions
- make real choices and decisions
- meet and talk to people
- develop relationships through work and play
- consider social and moral dilemmas
- ask for help
- find information and advice
- prepare for change
We do this because we believe in the fundamental value of these experiences.
We aim to help pupils be:
- aware of their strengths and their weaknesses
- successful, life-long learners, able to ask the right questions
- knowledgeable, responsible, and compassionate citizens
The Framework for PSHE
The knowledge, skills and understanding is taught in four interrelated sections:
- Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of pupils' abilities
- Preparing to play an active role as citizens (Living in the Wider World)
- Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle (Health and Wellbeing)
- Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people (Relationships- RSE)
Spring: Living in the wider world
Summer: Health and Wellbeing
Families and Friendships
Respecting Ourselves and Others
Belonging to a Community
Media Literacy and Digital Resilience
Money and Work
Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
Growing and Changing
To identify themselves in
relation to their family and
care structures around
They know about
similarities and differences
between themselves and
others, and among
To talk about how they and others show feelings,
talk about their own and
others’ behaviour and its
consequences, and know
that some behaviour is
They show sensitivity to
others’ needs and feelings
and form positive
relationships with adults
and other children. They
adjust their behaviour to
They know about
similarities and differences
To show care
and concern for living
things and the
To recognise that a range of technology is used in
places such as homes and
To select and use
technology for particular
To begin to use everyday
language related to
money. To show interest
in different occupations
and ways of life.
To know the importance of good health,
physical exercise and a
To talk about ways
to keep safe within and
outside of school.
To be confident to try
new activities and say
why they like some
activities more than
others. They say when
they do or don’t need help.
The different people in our families, and how families vary.
Roles of different
people; families; feeling cared for.
What a family is (including difference and diversity between families), and why families are important and special.
Forming friendships and
how kind or unkind
behaviours impact other
staying safe; seeking
Identifying who our special people are and how they keep us safe.
people and how to
respect and celebrate
affects others; being
polite and respectful.
What rules are;
caring for others’
needs; looking after
Using the internet
and digital devices;
interests; jobs in the
food and exercise,
Our bodies and the amazing things they can do. Learning the correct names for different body parts.
How rules and age
restrictions help us;
keeping safe online.
makes them unique
and special; feelings;
things go wrong.
Growing from young to old and how we have changed since we were born.
feeling lonely and
Understanding what makes a happy friendship.
and getting help;
recognising hurtful behaviour.
Exploring different strengths and abilities. Understanding and challenging stereotypes.
Recognising personal boundaries and safe/unsafe situations.
in common and
and working cooperatively; sharing
Belonging to a group; roles and
responsibilities; being the same and different in the
The different communities and groups we belong to and how we help and support one another within these.
The internet in
everyday life; online
content and information.
What money is;
needs and wants;
looking after money.
Why sleep is important; medicines
and keeping healthy;
feelings and asking
Safety in different
and safety at home;
Ways to stay healthy, including safe and unsafe use of household products and medicines.
naming body parts;
moving year group (KS2).
Exploring how our bodies and needs change as we grow older. Aspirations and goal setting.
What makes a
family; features of family life.
Being a good friend and respecting personal space. Strategies for resilience.
Personal boundaries; safely responding to others; the
impact of hurtful
Different types of committed relationships and the basic characteristics of these.
Recognising respectful behaviour;
the importance of self-respect; courtesy and being polite.
Our responsibilities and ways we can care for others.
The value of rules
and laws; rights,
freedoms and responsibilities.
Respecting and valuing differences. Shared values of communities.
How the internet
is used; assessing
Different jobs and
skills; job stereotypes; setting
Health choices and
habits; what affects
Maintaining physical and mental wellbeing, through healthy eating, sleep and keeping clean.
Risks and hazards;
safety in the local
and achievements; managing and re-
Coping with feelings around the changes in our lives.
Solving friendship difficulties. How to act if someone invades your privacy or personal boundaries.
managing confidentiality; recognising
The range of relationships we experience in our everyday lives. How to understand the differences between types of relationships we encounter.
Respecting differences and similarities; discussing difference sensitively.
Identity and diversity. Seeing different perspectives and not making judgements based on appearance.
What makes a community; shared responsibilities.
Rights and responsibilities within families and wider society, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
How data is shared
about money; using
and keeping money
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle; oral
hygiene and dental
Influences on our health and wellbeing, including friends, family and media, and awareness of how these can affect personal health choices.
drugs common to
How our bodies change as we enter puberty, including hygiene needs and menstruation. Physical and emotional changes in puberty; external
ships and peer
Physical contact and
The characteristics of healthy, positive and committed relationships, and how these develop as people grow older.
fully to a wide range
of people; recognising prejudice and
Identity and peer pressure off- and online.
Protecting the environment; compassion towards others.
How our care needs change and the effects of loneliness and isolation. Ways in which we can show care in the community.
online is targeted;
types, their role and
Celebrating strengths, setting goals and keeping ourselves safe online.
Identifying job interests and aspiration; what influences
habits; sun safety;
medicines, vaccinations, immunisations and allergies.
Our unique bodies and self-acceptance – valuing our bodies and minds; lifestyle habits (including alcohol, tobacco and drugs) and their effects on wellbeing.
Positive emotional health and wellbeing
Keeping safe in different situations,
in emergencies, first aid and FGM.
Personal identity; recognising individuality and different
How puberty changes can affect our emotions and ways to manage this; questions about puberty and change.
How relationships evolve as we grow, including when transitioning to secondary school. How to cope with a wider range of emotions.
Attraction to others;
ships; civil partner-
ship and marriage.
consent in different
Expressing opinions and respecting
other points of view,
Identity and behaviour online and offline. Reflecting on how people feel when they don’t ‘fit in’
How we can take more responsibility for selfcare and who cares for us as we grow older, including at secondary school.
challenging discrimination and stereo-
attitudes to money;
money and financial
What affects mental
health and ways
to take care of it;
loss and bereavement; managing
Being the healthiest me: ongoing self-care of bodies and minds, including ways to prevent and manage mental ill-health.
choices; drug use
and the law; drug use and the media.
Human reproduction and birth, including different ways to start a family.
Ways to manage the increasing responsibilities and emotional effects of life changes.
Increasing independence and managing transition.
PSHE/RSE Progression Maps