Abbey Hulton Primary School

Integrity. Tenacity. Pride.



Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Policy (including Relationships and Sex education)

Subject Lead: Mrs Heming


‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?’

-Dr Seuss

Our PSHE curriculum is constructed to educate children about their roles and responsibilities to their community and the wider world, explore and understand feelings, identity, relationships, health and keeping safe. All children from EYFS to Year 6 will explore PSHE in weekly sessions.


At Abbey Hulton Primary School we believe that good PSHE teaching and learning happens when:

  • Children are engaged, excited and involved.
  • Children can explore how they are feeling and have their voice heard
  • Children feel confident to ask questions
  • Children feel inspired to find out more
  • Children confidently use vocabulary linked to their unit of study
  • Teachers are confident about what they are teaching and have high expectations of all children
  • Children talk, ask questions, share ideas, explain.


EYFS – PSHE is taught during circle time sessions and for children to access freely within continuous provision. EYFS will cover PSHE via the PSED objectives from the Statutory Framework for the Early Year Foundation Stage


KS1-2 From Year 1 to Year 6 we follow the PSHE Association framework for all PSHE lessons. We cover Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World Learning Opportunities from their framework. We also use their comprehensive RSE framework guidance. The long term plan is structured using these documents to ensure our children are exposed to a spiral PSHE curriculum from one year group to the next in order to promote sticky knowledge. Finally, we have also consulted the Stoke-on-Trent child profile to make sure our long-term plan focuses on health issues which arise in our local area.


Throughout the year we celebrate various events in the PSHE calendar such as Anti Bullying week, Road Safety week, LGBTQ Pride, World Mental Health day and World Oral Health day. We have a huge focus on British Values within our school community and curriculum, this is a major focus particularly in PSHE and will be explored via assemblies and in lesson time.



By the time our children leave our school they will:

  • be able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their skills and attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life
  • be on their way to becoming healthy, open minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, active members of society
  • appreciate difference and diversity
  • recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty
  • be able to understand and manage their emotions
  • be able to look after their mental health and well-being
  • be able to develop positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level
  • have respect for themselves and others.
  • have a positive self esteem