At Sholden CE Primary School our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) aims to equip our children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, responsible, fulfilling and balanced lives. It is at the core of what we do, enabling children to become independent and confident members of society. We develop the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. Our curriculum reinforces our Christian values: forgiveness, kindness, courage, peace and love; as well as our learning values of: creativity, resilience, reflection and collaboration. Through the curriculum, we celebrate children’s individuality and children are given opportunities to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes in society. We endeavour to broaden their horizons through learning about wider society and raising aspirations for how they can contribute to it both now and in the future.

Our curriculum aims to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the relevant moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up, in addition to reflecting and debating on current local, national and global issues. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We aim to prepare children to be global citizens now and in their future roles within a global community. We want to build a PSHE curriculum that incorporates the understanding of Relationships and Sex Education, which enables children to explore the complexity of the relationships they have now and to know how to be safe, preparing them to understand and develop healthy relationships in their future lives.

The personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our children permeates every aspect of the school day. As well as weekly PSHE lessons, children will explore aspects of PSHE across the curriculum, particularly in English, RE, art, geography, history, computing (e-safety) and PE. Our behaviour policy reflects our values and the aims of our PSHE curriculum. Our PSHE is embedded within the whole school day, not only through curriculum subjects but also through daily interactions with peers and adults, for example working through friendship problems as they arise. They are immersed in opportunities to understand and collaborate with peers and adults from their school community, the DEALT community and local community.

Our children experience the process of democracy in school through the election and membership opportunities provided by school council, eco-council and spiritual council.



 Curriculum Map

Jigsaw Statutory Relationships & Health Education Map

Ages 3-5 Knowledge and Skills Progression

Ages 5-6 Knowledge and Skills Progression

Ages 6-7 Knowledge and Skills Progression

Ages 7-8 Knowledge and Skills Progression

Ages 8-9 Knowledge and Skills Progression

Ages 9-10 Knowledge and Skills Progression

Ages 10-11 Knowledge and Skills Progression



In Herons PSHE, they have been learning the key skills needed to work as a team. They were set the challenge to make 'Super Potatoes' in groups of 4 - look at the fantastic ideas each team created. Each team used our school learning value of collaboration to ensure everyone was involved with specific jobs for each team member.

PSHE - Super Potatoes