Personal, Social and Health Education
At St Gabriels Primary School, our PSHE curriculum is closely matched to the
needs of our children and the diverse society that they are growing up in. It is regularly monitored through
staff, pupil and parent consultation tools to ensure that the topics taught explore the demands of modern
PSHE is a vital tool to ensuring that children develop emotionally as well as academically and therefore is
held with high regard by all within our school. The PSHE curriculum within our school allows children to
develop their confidence and self-esteem which in turn allows them to recognise their own worth; whilst also
ensuring that our children are well equipped with the skills of collaborative learning. In addition to this
we prepare our children to play active roles as citizens within the wider society; allowing them to develop
positive relationships and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We hope that through our PSHE education we equip
the children with the ability to ask questions; having the confidence to challenge when they think something
At St Gabriel’s we have created a programme of study in line with the PSHE Association and in accordance
with SEAL documents that meets the needs of our school and all our children. The two main core themes of
our PSHE programme of study focuses on Relationships Education and Health Education. A third core theme,
Living in the Wider World is also an integral aspect of our curriculum.
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
- Mental wellbeing
- Internet safety and harms
- Physical health and fitness
- Healthy eating
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Health and prevention
- Basic first aid
- Changing adolescent body Department for Education statutory guidance states that from
The scheme of work also compliments British Values and themed days/weeks throughout the year e.g.
Anti-bullying week, Chinese New Year etc.
PSHE is mapped out and delivered through weekly 30 minute family time sessions. It is also taught as
discrete focused lessons and embedded throughout the curriculum. PSHE is an important part of school
assemblies were children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and
To ensure that children at our school are equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to be
ready for life as an adult in the wider world. We aim to equip children with skills that will allow them to
grow into healthy and proactive members of society; who challenge stereotypes and break perceived barriers
that are put in their way that stop them from reaching their true potential.
Long Term Plan and Progression
During Family time we have been learning about how to keep healthy by
learning about the different food types and different exercises we can do.