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Sparrow Farm Primary School

Sparrow Farm Primary School
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Personal, Social and Health and Economic Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.  It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work (PSHE Association) 

At Sparrow Farm Primary School we aim to deliver a PSHE curriculum that is accessible to all.  Through weekly PSHE sessions, and focused events our aim is for our pupils to become responsible, independent, healthy and confident members of the school society as well the wider society.  

We want our children to feel confident enough to tackle any issues that may arise including moral, social and cultural ones.  Our children are supported to develop their sense of self which will in turn enable them to be a positive role model to others.  

Our PSHE curriculum at Sparrow Farm Primary School has five core areas: 

  1. Family and relationships
  2. Health and well being
  3. Safety and the changing body
  4. Citizenship
  5. Economic wellbeing

(In Year 6 an additional area of ‘Identity’ is covered)

We use KAPOW planning and resources to support the delivery of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and PSHE. The scheme covers wider PSHE learning, in line with the requirement of the National curriculum (2014) that schools "should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)". Children’s learning through this scheme significantly contributes to their personal development as set out in the Ofsted Inspection Framework and promotes the four fundamental British values which reflect life in modern Britain:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Respect
  • Tolerance and individual liberty.

At Sparrow Farm Primary School we are aware that the delivered curriculum must reflect the needs of our pupils, so although we use documents from the PSHE Association to support us in our planning, class teachers also take into account the needs of their individual pupils and will adapt the curriculum to address any issues or concerns that may arise during the course of the year.  

Through delivering our PSHE curriculum we aim for the children to leave us in Year 6 as healthy, happy and responsible members of society.   

PSHE - Subject on a Page

PSHE and RSE Curriculum Overview

Useful website links

NSPCC - Advice on children’s mental health, staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you are worried about a child.  

NSPCC Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

PSHE Association - a national association that helps children and young people to be safe, healthy and prepared for life's opportunities. 

Anti-Bullying Alliance 

NHS Live WellNHS advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.

PSHE lessons online - KS1, KS2