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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education enables pupils to develop their confidence and sense of responsibilities. It encourages a healthier lifestyle and an understanding of how to develop good relationships. When pupils leave our school they will be prepared for the physical and emotional changes that they will encounter over the next few years. Section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that: ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’ From September 2020, Relationships and Health Education became compulsory in all primary schools.

Along with the National Curriculum framework, the DfE also published a guidance document on PSHE education, which states that the subject is: ‘An important and necessary part of all pupils’ education’ It goes on to note that: ‘Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.’ 

At Kings Heath Primary School, our PSHE curriculum  promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Our PSHE curriculum aims to enable pupils to:

  • value others and feel valued 

  • respect others and be respected 

  • be independent and interdependent 

  • behave responsibly 

  • have a concern for justice and uphold the rights of others 

  • understand the consequences of their actions 

  • treat others the way they would like to be treated. 

We have a whole school approach to PSHE. 

PSHE falls within our Personal Development Curriculum, which is integral to all that we do at Kings Heath.  Our relationships with the children and conduct around school reflect and model what we are teaching in the classroom.