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Wetheringsett C of E Primary School

Growing Skills For Life


PSHCE Curriculum Statement

At Wetheringsett personal, social, health and citizenship (PSHCE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos. British Values are promoted through the overarching aims and objectives of PSHCE by supporting our children to become healthy and responsible members of society, as well as preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.



At Wetheringsett Primary School, the intent of our PSHCE curriculum 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. PSHCE is embedded in all that we do to enable our children to become independent, responsible, healthy and confident members of society. Our PSHCE curriculum has been built with the aim to support the development of the ‘whole child’, by helping them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Through our discreet lessons as well as wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHCE, 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 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.



  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.

  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.

  • Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.

  • Children will become healthy and responsible members of society

  • Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.


As from September 2020 all primary school children will learn about relationships and health.


Relationships and Health Education is a new compulsory part of the school curriculum, which comprises two distinct areas:

• Relationships

• Physical health and mental wellbeing

The new Relationships and Health Education curriculum is designed to:

• Help all children grow up healthy, happy and safe.

• Give all children the knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.

• Support all children to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain.

• Prepare all children for a successful adult lives.


Sex education is separate from the Relationships and Health curriculum.