Curriculum Statement - PSHE


At All Saints’ Junior School, we believe that Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is underpinned by our Christian Vision: ‘Working Together, Learning for Life, Valuing Everyone.’ Along with our Church school ethos, PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It helps them to develop personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate and respect 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 also instil the importance of being a caring global citizen and ensure that our children recognise the importance of respecting and protecting the environment. We deliver a PSHE curriculum that is accessible to all pupils which promotes their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, emotional and physical development. We ensure that our children understand how to maintain healthy relationships, how to stay safe and how to develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives. 


PSHE lessons are taught weekly and the curriculum is organised into three core themes:

  • Health and wellbeing – covering Physical Health and Mental Well-being, Growing and Changing and Keeping Safe
  • Relationships – covering Families and Friendships; Safe relationships and Respecting Ourselves and Others
  • Living in the wider world – covering Belonging to a Community, Media Literacy and Digital Resilience and Money Work

Topics such as relationship and sex education, body changes, drug, alcohol and tobacco education are all taught to an age appropriate level within the themes above.

Lessons involve class discussions and group activities with a focus on engagement in  discussions and the children’s understanding of what is taught rather than on written outcomes. Our collective worship themes always support PSHE and SMSC development by having a focus on values such as Respect, Trust, Service in addition to other wider themes.

Whole school teaching and implementation of the Zones of Regulation will support children in understanding and managing their own emotions, with strategies to aid self-regulation.


The effective teaching of PSHE will impact upon the pupils in the following ways:

  • They will understand that Mental well-being is as important as physical health and will understand strategies to support both
  • They will, at an age-appropriate level, understand the physical changes associated with puberty
  • They will learn a range of ways for keeping safe, including road safety and basic First Aid
  • They will understand how to develop and sustain positive and healthy relationships with their peers, both now and in the future.
  • They will have respect for themselves and others.
  • They will understand a range of emotions and how to deal with them.
  • They will recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
Compass Visit
Today, Year 6 were visited by Megan from the Warwickshire Children and Young People's drug and alcohol service. The children were taught about many topics such as drug use, alcohol and caffeine. We discussed reasons why certain drugs are illegal and classes used to identify different drugs. 
As well as drugs and alcohol, we also considered the effects of tobacco and vaping. The children discussed the meaning of 'peer pressure' and 'peer influence'. The discussion was informative and insightful. 
Change Makers - Healthy eating workshop