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Personal, social, health and economic education underpin the philosophy and practice at Cheadle Heath Primary. We promote pupils’ personal social and emotional development, as well as their health and wellbeing. It helps to give children the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. It gives children an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that are part of being a good citizen and introduces them to some of the principles of prudent financial planning and understanding.

Our programme of study identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE education and help our school to fulfil our statutory responsibility to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

At Cheadle Heath Primary School we believe that the personal, social and health development of each child, in conjunction with their citizenship skills, has a significant role in their ability to learn. We value the importance of PSHE and Citizenship in preparing children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. In addition we believe that a child needs to learn about the many emotional aspects of life and how to manage their own emotions.

Teaching and Learning

Our programme of study is based on three core themes within which there will be broad overlap and flexibility across all phases:

1. Health and Wellbeing

2. Relationships

3. Living in the Wider World

Our children will spend time, through assemblies, special events and lessons, developing their knowledge and understanding of each of the key attributes in the hope that the children develop not only as independent learners, but confident young people who are prepared for the next steps in their lives.  We use the 1Decision scheme of work which offers children lots of opportunities for discussion and short video clips to help them assess different risks and outcomes.  The children have told us they really enjoy the scheme and find the videos informative and thought provoking. 

In line with the current programme of study produced by the PSHE Association, 1decision has received the Quality Assured Kitemark.


June 2021: A pupil voice exercise was carried out after the Y4 Growing and Changing unit that includes puberty.  It was generally all positive but as a result we moved the unit to Summer 2.  It was originally planned to be taught in Spring 2 but we postponed it in 2020/21 because of lockdown.  On reflection, we consider that Summer 2 is better.  The school RSE policy working document was amended and the long and medium term plans are attached below along with the pupil voice surveywhich highlights how we've responded to feedback.

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