Personal, Social and Health Education
The National Curriculum
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice. We believe that it is for schools to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, we expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
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 Thameside Primary School, PSHE is taught discretely though a range of lessons and activities. The planned curriculum is derived from the Dimensions scheme of work, planning and resources. Other discrete lessons are delivered in response to children’s needs and local and natural incidents. Relationships and sex education are interwoven in age appropriate methods throughout the PSHE curriculum.