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PSHE Education at Wheatley


PSHE Education Intent and Principles


Implementation: The Teaching of PSHE Education

We use a range of resources when teaching PSHE organised into our own bespoke curriculum. We use the PSHE Association programme of study as a starting point and draw on a variety of materials they have approved to deliver effective sessions across a two year cycle for each phase. The programme for each phase covers three broad theme in line with current government guidance - health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world.


Effective PSHE teaching and learning,  within an emotionally safe environment, will motivate and equip pupils to:


  • be effective and successful learners
  • make and sustain friendships
  • deal with and resolve conflict effectively and fairly
  • solve problems with others or by themselves
  • manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety
  • recognise steps they can take to support their own mental health
  • be able to promote calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement of goals
  • recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties
  • work and play cooperatively
  • compete fairly and win and lose with dignity and respect for competitors
  • recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others
  • understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different from their own
  • play an active role as responsible citizens
  • develop a healthy, safe lifestyle - which is also covered through science 


Relationships, health and Sex Education (also known as RSE)


This is part of the PSHE curriculum and is generally taught in the summer term. Relationships and Health Education are now statutory in primary schools and following a consultation with parents and pupils, we also teach an age appropriate Sex Education curriculum. The overview of the curriculum can be downloaded here along with some guidance sheets for families. 

The RSE policy is available to view on the school policies page.

The following websites contain guidance for parents with regards to talking to your child about keeping safe, relationships and sex.