Subject Leader: Miss Fisher

“Be the change you want to be in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi


At Cheetwood Primary School, we believe that a strong PSHE education is important to help our children gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to develop into well-rounded members of society, who can make a positive contribution to their community.

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum and takes into account children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and British Values are promoted throughout our PSHE scheme of work. We believe that children must be provided with a PSHE education that prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life. With these skills, combined with the development of responsibility and resilience, pupils are then able to draw upon their understanding in order to engage and excel in a world which they live both now and in the future.

Under the new guidance issued by the DfE, as of September 2020, Relationships Education at primary school will be compulsory. We believe that, to be effective, this should be taught within a broader PSHE programmes of study. Relationships Education focusses on giving children the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health education focusses on equipping children with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

The intent of our PSHE curriculum, is to deliver lessons which are accessible to all, and help our children get the most out of the outcomes so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Relationships Education (RSE), health education and wellbeing programmes will promote the essential foundations needed to enable children to achieve their best, academically and socially and tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in an ever-changing world.

At Cheetwood, the children will be given the vocabulary and support they need to enable them to articulate their feelings. The intention is to promote mental wellbeing and empathy across the whole school and into the community. The children in our school come from a range of family backgrounds and life experiences. We believe it is important to consider children’s starting points, differing levels of knowledge and understanding and build upon these through PSHE. We want our children to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society, in terms of race, religion and relationships. We want our children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community by learning tolerance, treating each other equally, fairly, with kindness and with mutual respect, preparing them for their future lives.

We want our children to enjoy learning about PSHE by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experience in the classroom but also with the use of a range of activities using a variety of media which will help them work to their full potential. To ensure PSHE learning is

transferred into behaviour and attitude and not just confined to the timetabled lesson. Cross curricular links are made across all phases, giving children opportunities to apply their skills and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. We believe that making these connections will help our pupils embed and use knowledge fluently, develop their understanding and simply memorise information.

PSHE also encompasses health and wellbeing.

At Cheetwood, we will give the children the knowledge to be able to make informed choices with regards to living in today’s world (21st century Britain) as it helps them to understand and be equipped to cope with issues like keeping healthy, body image, cyber and homophobic bullying and internet safety. Our intent includes our children staying safe, learning to manage risks and making decisions. In an ever-increasing technological world, we want our children to use online resources safely and know how to get help when they feel unsafe.

At Cheetwood Community Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding Notice

At Cheetwood Community Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.