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Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Personal Social and Health Education

At St Denys Primary School we are committed to ensuring that the emotional and social needs of all our children are met within our school environment and we support the development of children’s health, wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence. We ensure that young people are equipped with the knowledge and skills that enable them to feel confident and prepared for making life choices, taking on new challenges and managing risks that they may face. Pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals, acquiring the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. They develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and understand how their own choices, through the conscious application of our Learning Powers and British Values, can impact across all communities in which they belong.


Our curriculum builds on prior knowledge and equips pupils with the understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. Our overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide pupils with:

  • relevant knowledge as appropriate to their age and stage of learning
  • opportunities to enhance their personal knowledge and understanding
  • opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary, challenge their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
  • the language, skills and strategies they need in order to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life

Read in detail about the St Denys Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, including what is taught in each year group, here.