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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils' education in which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern world.  


Schools, in partnership with parents, have a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. PSHE education is the school subject that deals with real life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It’s concerned with the social, health and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes. It supports pupils to be healthy (mentally and physically); safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers. 


Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils. PSHE education helps all children and young people achieve their fullest potential

 PSHE education:

  • Contributes to physical and mental health and wellbeing, encouraging individual responsibility for health.
  • Contributes to the safety and protection of our children and young people, from staying safe online to understanding risks associated with drugs and alcohol.
  • Promotes independence, resilience and responsibility — preparing children and young people for future roles as parents, employees and leaders.
  • Supports employability by developing the personal and social skills demanded by commerce and industry.
  • Supports pupils to be critical consumers of information, and develops the skills to identify misleading news or views on social media and elsewhere.

Our PSHE Curriculum

At St. Christopher’s Catholic Primary School, our PSHE lessons sit alongside our Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE) lessons. We believe this will provide our children with the skills and understanding that they need to negotiate life successfully.

Our Foundation stage staff teach and embed PSED (Personal, Social, Emotional development) using development matters as guidance to meet the statutory requirements stated in the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. 

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 our PSHE curriculum is taught through Collins My Life PSHE Scheme, in half termly topics. PSHE is taught through one weekly lesson and children use class floor books to record their PSHE work.

End of Key Stage Expectations