Helmsley Community Primary School

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(Personal, social, health education and relationships and sex education)


Our intent for our PSHE approach is that children need to feel safe and happy in order to learn and achieve their potential. Our PSHE curriculum is to embed safe practices as well as happiness, self-confidence and self-esteem. Fundamental British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Tolerance, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty are explored through our approach and across all aspects of school life, including assembly time, the creative curriculum and our core values.  Our PHSE curriculum is split into 3 key concepts: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider World.

Our intent is:

• To prepare our children for life in modern Britain and the wider-world.

• For children to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social/cultural contexts.

• To identify and effectively manage different influences on health and well-being.

Our Implementation

  • In EYFS, PSHE and RSE is taught through the PSED curriculum: Building Relationships, Managing Self and Self-Regulation. Children are supported through their play by highly skilled adults who scaffold and support children to solve problems, care for one another and manage their risks.
  • Relationships education, like our PSHE curriculum, is embedded in the teaching of our wider curriculum.
  • RSE is taught through our values and ethos as a school, as well as underpinning our behaviour policy. Aspects of Health and Well-being are taught in the science curriculum and then revisited through dedicated RSE/PSHE teaching.
  • The curriculum is mapped from Personal, Social, Emotional Development in EYFS to Year 6. The curriculum progresses each year (See curriculum progression document and PSHE/RSE policy).
  • Through Years One to Year Six, PSHE is taught in a weekly session.
  • Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including: Families and people who care for me; Caring friendships; Respectful relationships; Online relationships; Being safe

Key Documents

RSE/PSHCE Scheme of Learning

PSHCE Vocabulary Progression Document 

Helmsley School PSHCE and RSE Policy 

RSE Letter to Parents

RSE Parent Consultation Survey