Grange Primary School sees PSHE as a vital subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe in our ever changing and challenging world. It is key for preparing children for a happy, successful future where they have the resilience and self- esteem to believe and achieve and become responsible, valuable citizens.

It is our intent to deliver excellent quality, age appropriate PSHE education that covers mental health and wellbeing, physical health including healthy lifestyles and first aid and learning about safe healthy relationships and keeping safe online.

We want our PSHE teaching to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects. We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges and that young people are at particular risk of feeling lonely.  Our intent is for our PSHE content to give pupils the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and others, and seek and receive support if problems arise.

To ensure all of the children at Grange receive the best possible PSHE curriculum, we ensure that all areas of learning are covered and progress through the different year groups, phases and key stages. The following documents show how we have mapped out our PSHE across Grange Primary School. 

Detailed PSHE overview

PSHE progression

PSHE coverage

With the current situation we find ourselves in, we feel it is very important to discuss with the children the ways it may have effected their lives. We are currently implementing a special PSHE scheme called 'Let's Begin Again' which tackles some of the ways in which children may have been effected by COVID-19. The units are as follows:

  • A sense of community (both in terms of school and the wider community)

  • Experiencing loss

  • Re-establishing routines

  • Re-building relationships

  • Respecting space and social distancing 

During these PSHE sessions, children are given lots of time to talk about the issues and how they feel. We are keen to ensure that children feel mentally and emotionally stable and supported in the school environment.