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Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)

At Kenton Bar Primary School, we recognise that PSHE is an important and necessary part of our pupil’s education. Through PSHE education, our pupils develop knowledge, skills and attributes to help them to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for their future.  




In our Early Years Foundation Stage, we aim to:  


  • Develop strong, warm and supportive relationships  
  • Develop good friendships, so that they can co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably 
  • Enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others 
  • Develop a positive sense of self so that children can set themselves simple goals and have confidence in their own abilities 
  • Give pupils an understanding of how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently.  
  • Provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life. 


In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, children study the National Curriculum for PSHE and we aim to:   


  • Give pupils the information that they need to make good, informed decisions about their own health and wellbeing  
  • Give pupils an understanding of the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships  
  • Develop pupil’s confidence and resilience   
  • Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life  
  • Develop responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults  
  • Develop and deepen pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values   
  • Give pupils the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and teach them how to seek advice when they suspect or know that something is wrong.  


At Kenton Bar Primary School, our PSHE curriculum is delivered in many ways across school as individual lessons, through circle times, through science lessons and other areas of the curriculum to teach key themes. We also have curriculum enhancement weeks such as Anti-Bullying week, Safety Week and Health and Wellbeing Week.


We evaluate and adapt our PSHE curriculum each year, in line with the needs of the children and the context of the local community.  


From September 2020 Relationships and Health Education became compulsory in primary schools. We have always placed a great emphasis on both relationships and health education and have further adapted each year group’s schemes of work to incorporate all objectives of the new statutory curriculum across school.


Our discrete PSHE lessons are taught across school through using SCARF Coram Education resources, as well as No Outsiders planning and resources. The SCARF lessons cover key areas such as caring and respectful relationships, drugs and alcohol education and our changing bodies. These lessons build on progression, following a spiral curriculum and are age appropriate to each year group. The No Outsiders programme, which teaches children about the equality act through age-appropriate books, promotes an ethos of inclusion and tolerance.


Additionally, PSHE is taught through:


  • Workshops delivered by external agencies 
  • School assemblies  
  • Sessions delivered by our school nurse  
  • Through books and stories in the classroom and in assemblies  
  • Our School Core Values – Respect, Honesty, Kindness, Friendship, Teamwork, Perseverance  


Our PSHE Curriculum

We have achieved Healthy School Status and are currently working towards receiving the Healthy School’s Plus award.