"PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain."  PSHE Association

Personal, Social, Health Education is central to our broad and balanced curriculum; it helps children grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. Through PSHE pupils will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

At CHPS, the intent of PSHE is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all, and that will maximise the outcomes for every child, so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Through our discreet lessons as well as a wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum.

We are committed to our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.   At CHPS we ensure that our children are given opportunities to develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding through a well-planned and delivered PSHE curriculum.  We believe that children should be able to recognise themselves and their circumstances so they can see their lived experiences validated and valued.   

At CHPS, our PSHE programme of learning and wider curriculum will enable children to meet the End of Key Stage Statements as set out in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance 2019

Our PSHE programme is from the PSHE association and uses a variety of resources including the PSHE kite marked scheme, One Decision.  We use open learning activities which allow opportunities for discussion and debate to enable children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding and attitudes. 

Our programme is based round three key themes:

  • Relationships

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Living in the Wider World

The long term plans, medium term plans and progression of skills are attached below.

Children have discreet PSHE lessons each week and with our broad and balanced curriculum we make links with other subjects where ever possible for example Computing (E-safety) and Science (healthy eating).  We also have whole school events for example anti-bullying week and UK Parliament Week.

Through a carefully planned programme, supported by all who work in or with the school, we want children to leave Cheadle Heath Primary School ready for the transition into secondary school and adult life. When children move on from our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life

  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society

  • appreciate difference and diversity

  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty

  • be able to understand and manage their emotions

  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being

  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.

  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level

  • have respect for themselves and others.

  • have a positive self esteem

June 2021: A pupil voice exercise was carried out after the Y4 Growing and Changing unit that includes puberty (see feedback below).  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.