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St Pauls C of E (VA) Primary School

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St Pauls C of E (VA) Primary School



St Paul’s C of E Primary School
Personal, Social and Health Education Policy


This policy works alongside other school policies including the:


  • School Behaviour Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Sex and Relationship Education Policy 
  • Child Protection Policy.




All schools must 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, a PSHE curriculum:


  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and 
  • Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


The DfE specified as part of its National Curriculum guidance that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. The review also detailed: 

“PSHE remains an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. We believe that all schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and have outlined this expectation in the introduction to the new National Curriculum” (Written Ministerial Statement: Review of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, March 2013).


Through our P.S.H.E. programme at St. Paul’s, we aim to enable children to:


  • develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities; 
  • prepare to play an active role as citizens; 
  • develop a healthier, safer lifestyle; 
  • develop good relationships and respect differences between people.




Teaching is done through both discrete teaching time and as matters arise at other times and through other subject areas. Classes also use Circle Time.


We use the Cambridgeshire Scheme of work for PSHE.


The school has a Council made up of 2 democratically elected pupils from each KS1 and KS2 class. School Council meets with the PSHE subject leader, bringing ideas to the Council from class and taking ideas from the Council back to classes. The School Council is also responsible for leading in the school in fundraising for two charities per year as selected by the school community as a whole.


Assessment and Recording


Teachers assess work in PSHE by making informal judgements as they observe them during lessons and through discussion.

It is recognised that much of the good work we do in PSHE is done through experience and discussion, rather than through exercises on paper.


Teaching and Learning Styles


Teachers employ a range of strategies and use their professional judgement to decide upon the most appropriate learning style and resources for teaching the class as a whole, in groups or as individuals.