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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

At Panshanger Primary School we follow the Programme of Study developed by the PSHE Association. (October 2014 – updated 2020-21). It is our aim that through a cross-curricular approach as well as discrete teaching of PSHE, our pupils will develop their personal and interpersonal skills and learn about:

PSHE Education can be defined as a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, PHSCE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

 PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools’ statutory responsibilities to provide a curriculum that is broadly based, balanced and meets the needs of all pupils. Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 such a curriculum must:

–        Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils in the school, and

–        Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life.

The PSHE Association’s recommended programme of study covers key stages 1 to 4 and includes a range of themes:

  1. Health and wellbeing
  2. Relationships
  3. Living in the wider world.


For information about what the pupils will be covering in each Key Stage, please click on the relevant documents.