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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

PSHE has recently seen some very important changes with ‘Relationships Education’ and ‘Health Education’ becoming compulsory in Primary Schools from September 2020. 


Please find below some information that you may find useful regarding these changes. 

At Manor Leas Infant School Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to develop as confident, healthy and independent individuals. PSHE lessons help to promote physical and emotional wellbeing for all of our children.


Our planning for PSHE covers emotional health and wellbeing, financial awareness, relationships and sex education, drug education and bullying and citizenship, at a level appropriate to the children’s ages.


At Manor Leas Infant School we promote British Values and prepare children for life in modern Britain; through PSHE and across the curriculum, children explore democracy, rights and responsibilities, respect and tolerance of those of different faiths, beliefs and opinions.


Opportunities to further children’s development in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education are embedded throughout our curriculum including PE, Computing and Science.


Children in the Reception Year will follow the EYFS curriculum as a pose to the National Curriculum.  This first year provides the building blocks for future PSHE Education where the foundations of PSHE Education can be explored through play-based activities, role-play areas, quality children’s fiction and reflective discussions.  Close links to National Curriculum PSHE Education can be found throughout the Early Years Curriculum, particularly within the area of ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development.   


In KS1 we are following the programme of study for PSHE Education as suggested by the PSHE Association, which takes into account the statutory changes that came into effect in September 2020.  There is a copy of the long-term plan attached below if you would like to take a look.   Please understand that the order of the teaching may change in response to current situations and the needs of our children.  If you have any questions regarding the curriculum please come and ask.  We are more than happy to talk about it in more depth should you require it. 

Enrichment activities further support and complement our PSHE curriculum. These include a Year 2 residential trip, school visits, community events and sports, arts, drama and music clubs. ELSA sessions support individuals who need additional help to manage their emotional wellbeing.  Some of these are unable to happen at present due to the current COVID-19 situation, but we hope that as soon as the restrictions on schools begin to lift we will be able to offer these opportunities once again.


Personal and Social skills are at the heart of our school values and are the focus of school assemblies, in particular our “Star of the Week” assembly and class behaviour and reward systems. Children are also actively involved in making decisions and discussing issues surrounding their health, friendships and wellbeing through the School Council.


PSHE is one of the many ways in which we support the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our children.


We look forward to working together with you to provide our children with the foundations for their most important journey, the journey of life. 


Mrs Langmead